Maison de village par L'Autre Fabrique

At Saint-Hilaire-Du-Rosier, near Saint-Marcellin in Isère, the architecture firm L'Autre Factory has transformed this old house into a house for a young couple. The unassuming street facade, space is fluid and contemporary and the wide side garden.

On this project, "The Other Manufactures" says:

"After more than a year to find a building plot to achieve a contemporary home, this young childless couple finally opted for the restructuring of a country house, inherited from a grandmother and uninhabited for some years at St. Hilairedu-Rosier, near Saint-Marcellin (Isère). Located in the town center, bordering the old highway connecting Grenoble in Valencia, this house on three levels, however, had a quiet garden at the back.

The entire property street front was composed of two adjoining houses together. The project was therefore to create a unique space that make you forget the previous chaotic aggregation and generously open on the back at sunset and immune to noise.

The back side has been completely reorganized: the outgrowths of 40 years have been demolished to recover alignment with the adjoining houses. Slightly raised, a new facade pierced wood frame large windows gives the offset contemporary cachet sought by sponsors. The use of horizontal wood siding is a discreet wink nut dryers and tobacco typical of this southern region of Isere.

Bounded on the right by the old shelter to pigs and left with a new boundary wall, the large wooden deck that extends outward show is well maintained terraced views. Above the pig shelter, which now serves as storage, a second terrace accessible from the master bedroom, can enjoy more fully the last rays of the sun. The interior volume is organized around a void flanked by a staircase with cantilevered steps were made in brushed steel voluntarily left rough. On the ground floor, the living space is completely free. The kitchen is open on the volume double-height stretches of a facade to the other of the house. The central island houses the washing area and as a bar while the cooking area is extended by deeper cabinets incorporating the laundry.

Upstairs on a mezzanine plunging central void makes the link with the party night. The floor joists on original wood has been preserved there. The owners have deliberately opted for a single room but spacious bathroom directly accessible from the dressing room to the master bedroom and from the clearance for the guest room. As for the level of the attic, he was isolated and will be a slice of future work.

The choice of paint and flooring contributes to the harmony of the whole and varies from semi matte black in the guest toilet, the sand or chocolate tones living spaces. Upstairs, the release of the ceiling "powder pink" -dixit the owner- enhances all and turns as a unifying ribbon.

Energy improvement work was funded by an eco-interest loan. They consisted of the installation of joinery larch double glazed 4 / 16 / 4, a device doubling the walls and roof, and underfloor heating in the DRC powered by a water-air heat pump. floor heating powered by a heat pump air-water. "

To learn more, visit The Other Manufactures site.

Photo credits: Luc Boegly

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