Nathalie Eldan Architecture
is an architectural office based in Paris, France.
Paris, France - 2019 - Photography: Lorenzo Zandri
Chaptal Residence is located in a historical building in the 9th district of Paris, in the heart of Nouvelle Athènes neighborhood.
The late 19th century apartment which remained untouched for more than six decades is a 150m² property composed of a spacious living room, an open kitchen, two bathrooms, a laundry room, a walk-in wardrobe, two bedrooms and an office space.
The apartment was renovated and restored as a contemporary residence while maintaining its authentic features and fabric as the wall and ceiling moldings, the main structural division and its generous height.
The apartment owner is a young couple that recently moved to Paris from London. Chaptal Residence was renovated in a way to meet their needs - of an active young couple, that loves to host and entertain guests. The layout was organized in a way that preserves their privacy and autonomy while hosting their friends and family. To achieve this, a large storage area was placed between their master bedroom and the other parts of the house, this works as a sensorial buffer zone.
The refurbishment is about the creation of a feeling of a home, of belonging within a quiet, light-filled, timeless space rather than over design and current trends. In order to attain this goal, the materials were curated with precision along with natural, raw and light materials and colors. While the apartment's oak original floor was restored, the bathrooms enjoy colorful terrazzo floors. The contrast of the natural oak floor and the bright white walls create a soft light, refinement and elegance. Natural light flows between the rooms bringing a warm sensation.