Steel Stairs Add an Abstract Twist to a Vintage Stone Villa


Quaint, rustic, old and ordinary come to mind when you see this place from the outside. The interior, however, is another matter entirely – smooth gray concrete floors, white-painted walls and in the middle of it all: a dynamic staircase acts as a stunning centerpiece.

This Villa la Roche conversion by archiplein involved minimal exterior intervention, an embrace of the French countryside, but a top-to-bottom remodel of the inside spaces for a single family.

In turn, the suspended stairs are more than just a daring detail – the chaotic steel bars and suspended wooden treads hint at a more exotic-yet-homey second story, with walls clad in warm strips of wood populated with green doors and punctuated with sporadic window openings

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