When Sophia Goigoux-Becker’s customers approached her to change their recently gotten Normandy residential or commercial property La Pie (The Magpie) into a big household house, among the primary issues was where to develop their perfect cooking area and living-room. Light was a guaranteed concern, together with the desire for area and conviviality, as the couple delights in cooking and amusing buddies. Dividing their time in between Paris and Normandy, the household of 4 had actually been residing in the exact same town for over 10 years, and among the moms and dads had actually been holidaying there given that youth. Studio Becker‘s ground-floor restoration required to appreciate the owners’ accessory to the area and their love of the landscape and regional products, all while illuminating a few of the northern grayness with a warm combination from the south.
Initially La Pie had actually been a house for elderly people, then partly transformed into a vacation home predestined to accommodate 2 tenancies in different wings. By signing up with these together, Becker had the ability to transform the residential or commercial property for single-family usage. The primary step was to destroy 2 concrete sheds in order to develop a generous reception location, total with brand-new exterior, opening onto a bigger garden. This made it possible for a rejig of the ground flooring design with the production of a roomy cooking area, scullery, lounge, utility room, restroom, and workplace.
Let’s have a more detailed take a look at the recently finished cooking area and reception/lounge location:
Images thanks to Studio Becker
To heat up the environment, the existing sandstone flooring was painted with Slaked Lime by Little Greene, and the tailor-made cabinets were painted with Argile’s Sienne Calcinee, remembering the Sienne river close by.
Becker went with a long line of worktops along the best wall to leave more space to distribute, and likewise to conceal as lots of devices as possible. Coffee makers, toasters, kettles, and so forth are hidden in cooking area cabinets under a bespoke specific niche; the refrigerator is concealed under the staircase, the access to which is hidden by a secret door; and the oven has actually been put in the least noticeable part of the space.