15 Feb 2015 - 8:39 am

In a former office with a striking view over the rooftops of Paris, Louis and Sarah Bonard created their dream home where the industry meets design classics and flea market finds.
Leaving a typical Paris apartment with stucco and parquet floors of an old office building, may seem daring, but was exactly what Louis and Sarah Bonard did.


– I was very skeptical from the beginning and could not imagine how it could be our home, but Louis, who had renovated our previous apartment was excited. He could visualize a home with a great view of Paris, says Sara Bonard.


A long process started and to achieve what they wanted, they took the help of Italian architect Antonio Virga. Most important of all was to create openness and generous conditions for sunlight and views of the 200-square-foot apartment. The original full-sized windows were replaced by large iron took the glass from floor to ceiling. In order to adjust the flow of light was installed awnings on the apartment’s southern exterior. Several walls were removed and in the large living room, adults and teenagers socialize without invading each other’s space. The flat is largely divided into two areas. Living room and children’s bedroom to the right of the entrance and the master bedroom on the other side.


– From the start we wanted to have the children’s bedroom where our room is today, but thankfully suggested Antonio Virga is reversed. Now our teenagers to have their own area, which they are thankful for, says Louis Bonard.


The couple likes both the industrial and therefore left intentionally intentionally concrete beams, as well as the red brick walls, untouched.


– We had hoped to expose even more of the red brick, but there were only two walls, said Sara Bonard…


Read more of the interview at www.rumhemma.se
Photography by Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer