An Abandoned House In France Was Given A Glorious Transformation
It’s always a shame when you see a big, beautiful, old house start to become rundown. And to say that the house we’re about to show you was just rundown is an understatement. This house located in La Rochelle, France had been completely abandoned and overtaken by squatters. But its decrepit state didn’t scare one couple away from purchasing and renovating the entire home with the help of architect Alizé Chauvet.
This once stately home was the former residence of the principal of the adjoining school. However, bad circumstances fell upon him, and the house was left to its own devices. After seven months of renovations, the new owners ended up with a contemporary design that still includes the character of the original house.
Before, the kitchen was the definition of dilapidated. But now, it’s a sleek, modern kitchen that still features many unique design aspects (like the cement tiles blending in with the original hardwood floors).
Perhaps the most striking transformation was that of the front entryway, where the homeowners managed to preserve and refinish the original staircase. How striking is that blue?!
The dusty attic was transformed into a beautiful bedroom featuring a skylight and tons of natural light.
The gross, dated bathroom is now a bright, airy space with double sinks and a walk-in closet.
What was once a scary, decrepit first floor now features a warm, cheery guest bedroom.
And lastly, this room with loud, peeling wallpaper is now a bright, contemporary nursery.
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