Houzz Tour: A Roof Expansion Doubles the Size of a City Flat
Extending onto the roof of this Paris building made room for more bedrooms and a spacious open living area and kitchen
They first worked with an architect who was responsible for the building permit, then approached interior designer Victoria Douyère to take care of the interior fittings and decor of the now 115 sq m home.
Who lives here? A family with two children
Location Levallois-Perret, near Paris, France
Size 115 sq m
Project duration Two months in 2021
Designer Victoria Douyère of Studio Victoria Douyère
Budget €165,000 (£142,000) excl. VAT for structural work and €185,000 (£160,000) for the interior layout (partitions, plumbing, electricity, flooring, tiling, layouts, kitchen, paint), or €1,600 (£1,400) excl. VAT per square metre (including architectural fees and excluding furniture and decoration)
Photos by BCDF Studio
The lower storey is now entirely taken up by living areas, with a much more spacious kitchen, dining and living area. The original cloakroom remains. All the bedrooms and the bathroom were moved to the newly built upper storey.
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The entrance was to the right of the kitchen and cloakroom, forming a small open hallway that was visually separated from the rest of the room.
Besides the increased surface area of the worktops, the new kitchen includes a dining area the family can use daily.
Decorative items and a contemporary piece by Hubert Mardi add a dynamic and colourful touch.
The round silhouettes of the bedside tables and headboard add softness to this cosy space.
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