This beautiful 3,300 sq ft duplex residence is the home of Parisian private art collector. Overlooking Avenue Montaigne on Paris’ fashionable Right Bank, the contemporary design experience within the 1920’s Haussman Style apartment complex begins in the entry vestibule, lined with creamy leather floors and wall. Designed by Frank Michel and Violeta Lekutanoy of New York based architecture and interior design firm SpaceSmith .
The vestibule leads to the spacious living/dining area where high floor to ceiling windows with oak paneled porticos appear to be carved from the building stone. At the far end of the room, rough concrete and blackened steel plates encase the open fireplace. The finishes are rich and yet subtle, providing an elegant backdrop for the owner’s impressive collection of contemporary art and sculpture.
“The client loves being surrounded by art, but not treat it as something special,” said Violet.
The apartment was a former dentist’s office, whose original structure was quite degraded. Once completed the works, the space turned into a duplex of 330 m2. Inside, the designers opted for a contemporary look, creating divisions as large as possible, to make room for the many paintings and sculptures from the owner.