Listening to the Seine’s seagulls from your living room, looking out over 12th-century landmarks, and awash in light all day, Lucille’s Parisian home is nothing short of fantastical. Built in 1650 and fully renovated by her and her husband, the 5-room-2-floor home offers a calming retreat for the beauty editor, her husband Charles and their two little ones. When the family was on the hunt for a new home 3 years ago, they never fathomed they could snag a spot in the popular and historic Le Marais neighborhood. With a resurgent art scene and a focus on fashion, the oldest neighborhood in Paris has the caché that so many Europeans want a piece of. After visiting over 70 homes, the couple took a risk and toured what was the “old, dirty, and very different,” apartment that they have flipped into their new home. The space’s light, unique layout and atypical design had the couple hooked from the get go.
Once the papers were signed and the movers were ready, Lucille and Charles only had 2 months to make their new home livable. It didn’t help that all the renovations were coming to light in August – a time when most Parisians close up shop for holiday. Luckily, the two were able to find the help they needed to achieve the “simple, authentic and cozy,” look they had always dreamed of. New flooring throughout and new paint for all of the walls – but only after knocking some down – have given this 300-year-old home new life. They aren’t done yet; however, as a brand-spanking-new master bath is on the horizon. If the rest of their home is any indication of what that’ll look like, I am positive the results will be stunning. I think you’ll agree that their painstakingly-planned renovation could not have come together in a more beautiful manner. Enjoy! —Garrett