This 100 m² apartment located rue Pasquier (8th arrondissement of Paris) did not look great when its owners entrusted it to the young architect Kelly Boukobza. With her agency KY architecture, located in the capital and created nearly 10 years ago, the 30-something has made a name for herself in the renovations and developments of luxury housing, mainly in the beautiful Parisian addresses but also around Saint Tropez. Among the hundred achievements to his credit, this one is quite impressive.
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Its clients, a Belgian couple, wanted to be able to have a high-end pied-à-terre in the capital for their passages of a few days and which could also be used by their children of age to travel independently. Despite a good surface area, the accommodation had two flaws: a fairly low ceiling height and a complicated plan with an apartment that wraps around the stairwell, giving a feeling of crampedness. The apartment located on the 3rd floor has two bedrooms, one small and two bathrooms.
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Save space visually
“The idea was to stay in something light enough with beautiful materials, beige tones of the open rooms to save space visually”, explains Kelly Boukobza. The architect did not skimp on the marble, nor on the custom-made elements, designing the kitchen island or the contemporary fireplace herself. In passing, many partitions have disappeared, in particular to create a large kitchen / living room / dining room. Not to mention the bathroom with its back door leading to the toilet.
Obviously, work of this importance has a cost that the architect estimates at 3800 € / m². “For such a site, what raises the score are not the transformations but the materials selected, says Kelly Boukobza. When you install top-of-the-range switches at 100 euros each, lighting at 500 euros or marble worth 800 to 1000 € / m², you have to budget accordingly. “ Without forgetting the household appliances or the sound system with its invisible speakers. We have to believe that the clients were satisfied, since they once again had recourse to the services of the architect to redo a house with a contemporary touch, in Les Issambres, in Roquebrune-sur-Argens (Var).