At first glance, this Paris home may look almost like the bones of a future home…one that is well on its way to being completed but still missing some essential elements. The home, designed by French architects Djuric Tardio, is in fact complete and hiding some rather surprising secrets.

The pitched roof is not exactly a roof; rather, it is a pergola perched above a roof terrace. Its wooden supports will be used to grow a fruit and vegetable garden on and above the large terrace.

A decked dining area adorns the ground level entryway and a small balcony juts out from the second floor. The rustic appearance of the home is enhanced by its materials: it is composed entirely of Finnish larch.

Winter days are warmed by a comfortable fireplace just inside the entrance, while summer days are brightened by mobile kitchen furniture that can be wheeled outdoors for taking meals in the warm weather.

The interior of the home features sliding walls that move according to where they are needed – or away from where they are not.

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Although the ground here is unstable and the land prone to flooding, this lovely home is placed on a plinth to raise it up slightly and keep it out of the way of floods.