A major renovation carried out in this old French stone house located in the suburbs of Paris.
Indeed, this 4-room two-story house was in very poor condition and required a complete renovation. The main goal for this achievement was to keep the old-fashioned charm of this beautiful house built in the 20s, while bringing it comfort and modernity.
The house had remained uninhabited for several years and was in a deplorable state, but the structure remained healthy. Only the windows had already been changed. The parquet floors were warped, the paint on the walls cracked and the kitchen and bathroom unusable due to numerous leaks in the plumbing system.
Ground floor: Entrance, Kitchen and Living room
The ground floor included an entrance and a corridor serving a kitchen and a living room. We decided to create an open kitchen instead, to create a bigger living space. The wall between the living room and the kitchen was therefore knocked down.
The oak wooden floor was sanded and refinished. The cement tiles in the entrance hall and the kitchen were kept in order to keep the charm of the old in the house. The walls were painted in white and moldings and rosettes were added in the living room to give more character to the room.
We chose a sober matt white kitchen with a sleek white splashback and an oak worktop. This simplicity highlights the period cement tile floor and enables the kitchen to not catch our eye when in the living room.
Given the small size of the living room, we opted for small compact furniture and chose mainly scandinavian style because it works really well with the classic style of the house and bring modernity and cozyness.
The first floor: Bathroom and Bedroom n°1
The same painting and renovation work on the walls and the oak wooden floor were made on this floor of the house. The bathroom had originally been created in a bedroom and there was therefore an old wooden floor, which we decided to keep. We used thisparquet flooring as a base to imagine the style of the bathroom and chose to go for a very classic style with a clawfoot tub, and retro shower taps. White marble tiles were put in the shower for a retro-chic touch.
As for the bedroom, the parquet floor was renovated and the walls were painted in white. A big custom closet system was instaled, that could also include a desk space and shelves. We picked a simple yet cozy decoration.
The Second floor: Bedroom n°2 and n°3
On the second floor of the house, there are two bedrooms thatneeded to be refurbished. We painted the walls, and removed the old used carpet floor. The existing pine parquet that was under was sanded and oiled.
The renovation of this old stone house wouldn’t have been complete without a complete makeover of the garden that had been left abandoned for years.
We completely redesigned the whole layout of the garden: new alleys, grass planting, creation of a terrace, tree and shrub planting, creation of a fish pond.
To sum up, a lovely renovation for this old stone house, that definitely needed it!
Find all the details and photos of the renovation made in this house on my Renovation Journal:
- The house before the renovation
- The list of all the work that need to be made
- The renovation of the kitchen
- The renovation of the bathroom
- The living room transformation
- The bedrooms makeover
- The renovation of the staircases and corridors
- The improvement of the basement
- The garden complete makeover
- The transformation of the shed into a guesthouse
- The decoration of the house
Duration of the renovation work : 12 months