140 TON SUR TON

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A two-sto­rey Pa­ri­sian pen­thou­se pre­ser­ves its 19th-cen­tu­ry gran­deur whi­le ad­ding so­me mo­dern twists wi­th neu­tral colours and all- na­tu­ral ma­te­rials. A Fren­ch ho­me ce­le­bra­ting the Ma­de-in-Ita­ly sty­le, com­bi­ning comfy so­fas and a glo­rious chan­de­lier

When Bar­ron Hauss­mann re­de­si­gned Pa­ris in the mid 1800s, his ta­sk was qui­te li­te­ral­ly to usher light back in­to the ci­ty. Wi­de tree-li­ned bou­le­vards we­re con­struc­ted to ac­com­mo­da­te a new kind of hou­sing-gran­de, whi­te sto­ne buil­dings; clas­si­cal­ly uni­form and fil­led wi­th light thanks to central cour­tyards de­si­gned to al­low this mo­st pre­cious na­tu­ral re­sour­ces to en­ter from the apart­men­ts interior win­do­ws, and not ju­st tho­se fa­cing the street. It was, at the ti­me a re­vo­lu­tion. 170 years la­ter, Hauss­man­nian Pa­ris is ex­pe­rien­cing an re-loo­king as families reoc­cu­py Hauss­man­nian wi­th a new vi­sion-classic contemporary. In this ca­se, a

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