This fresh modern apartment in the heart of Paris was once an old, run-down space ill-suited to the needs of its inhabitants. Luckily, the owners contacted the nearby architecture firm, Shemaah, who overseen the transformation from a dull and lifeless space, to comfortable, bright and functional home.
Thanks to an extension, the modernised apartment has a total usable floor space of 35 square meters (377 square feet). Set in the heart of Paris, the micro apartment has great access and transportation links to the city (possibly what attracted the owners to it in the first place).
The extension came in the form of a lofted sleeping area. It provides some much needed extra living space and allows the owners to have a separate private space for their bedroom, making entertaining guests much less of a hassle.
The first floor of the apartment contains a single open plan space (bar the bathroom of course), which contains the living room, dining room and kitchen. The bathroom, which is relatively spacious, is tucked away beside the entrance and contains a toilet, sink and shower.
The real “star feature” of this project is the staircase. It’s contains an alternating, space saving tread with built-in storage closets. Although some people probably won’t like that there’s no hand rail, it does help keep the living space and open as possible.
There’s also a neat “floating” bookshelf that compliments the stairs and runs up the height of the building to the loft. The total cost of the project came to €60,000, that’s about $80,250 at today’s rate, although it’s unclear if this is for the cost of the apartment and the renovation (you would like to think so).