Claude Parent, Architect

Maison Bordeaux Le Pecq, 1963-1965

(private address), Bois-le-Roy, FR

Realized by the architect Claude Parent between 1963 and 1965, this house is a testimony standing out with the modernist architecture. Its oblique roofs make it a remarkable building of the 20th century endowed with a strong architectural and patrimonial value.

Located in Bois-le-Roy, in border of the forest of Croth, it takes advantage of a natural environment protected around the valley of Eure. The house is in 90 km from Paris (1h30 min by car).

This single storey house extends over a surface of 400 m². It offers majestic one space of reception of 150 m² opened on a terrace, with a first volume corresponding to the former studio, a dining room and a living room with chimney. The whole is surmounted by a mezzanine welcoming an office-library. The rest of the house shelters a master suite with bathroom and dressing room, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, a service room and a reserve. A dependence of 35 m ², a double garage and a finished basement complete the set.

In the heart of a hilly park of 3,5 hectares, it takes advantage of an unobstructed panorama on the surrounding countryside. The raised garden shelters a tennis court.

Through this realization, Claude Parent demonstrates his virtuosity to handle the reinforced concrete. Inside, the delicate treatmentof the laid bareconcrete comes to echo in sculptural movement of roofs. Successive framing games come to guide the look and to open completely the house on the outside. A plastic and esthetic search that we find in thousand and one details: the wooden frieze coming to surround the house, the metallic lifeline of the mezzanine, the treatment of grounds. The volumes complement each other, the forms liven up and create an atmosphere convenient to the creativity and to the rest. A rare property.

Photo credits : © Alexandre Guirkinger

  • € 1,210,000
  • bedrooms: 5
  • baths: 4
  • garage: 2
  • area: 435 sq. m.
  • Swimming Pool: N
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