Former Benedictine convent rehabilitated, Yvelines, Paris - Île-de-France
It is in the town of Crespières that is located this house of 156 m² with the history of monasteries and abbeys that welcomed nuns and monks in the 12th century. This former convent has remained in the perimeter of historic buildings. It has been restored to offer today a peaceful place to live with garden and in the center of the village. The house is characterized by its architectural imprint that recalls the cultural life of the Benedictines perfectly marrying the contemporary art of living. It is accessed by the garden side and its large wooden terrace to the west. The light embraces the interior on all sides to the east and west thanks to the height of its many windows and windows enjoying the 5 meters high ceiling. At the first level, the open entrance to the living area leads to a bedroom with the possibility of installing a mezzanine. The living room is the central point of the house which, formerly, was the refectory of the Benedictines. Its volumes welcome the kitchen open to the living room, its rear office, and the dining area. In the corner, a large period fireplace adds a touch of conviviality just like the bell still present that sounded the time of the meal. A shower room with toilet completes this level. A beautiful helicoidal concrete staircase leads to the night area all in oak parquet. It consists of two bedrooms, a bathroom with shower and bathtub, and a bright office overlooking the living room with a tilt-and-turn window. At the bottom, the volume of the vaulted basement with exotic parquet floor hosts the laundry room and allows plenty of storage space thanks to the old glass-tipped cider vats. Further down, a cellar is added to this space.