This is a beautiful old small home in Normandy, France that has been completely renewed. Franklin Azzi Architecture agency has made the rehabilitation of this house, extending the small extensions of wood volume archetypal, hanging terraces or shelters who dress fabric to turn into exterior parts summer. It is situated above a beautiful waterfront town in Normandy, called Yport. I like that the architect, Franklin Azzi, chose to keep the original small footprint relatively intact. There seem to be so many renovations that take an old small home and make it big. It’s nice to one that stayed relatively small. The main property is enclosed by two extensions built in wood to bring a contrast of matter. The water supply is delivered through a well of 80 meters deep dug in the water table.
This three hundred and thirty four square foot stone cottage is beautifully built with stunning materials. All the equipments provided, as heating, sanitary, hot water were placed outside the home, in a gallery 30 meters long carved into the hill. A final network supplies the toilet with collected rainwater and stored in a 2000 liter underground tank. The outdoor space is exquisite and we love the shape of the windows and the fantastic upper terrace. In the upper part of the field, on the hillside, will be installed solar panels increasing the autonomy of the house. On the front house resides a concrete bunker that will be use as an office. Access to the upstairs bedroom is via the outside stairs going up to one of the upper decks. There is no inside stair, but there is a ladder and trapdoor in case of bad weather. The bedroom is a cozy space tucked under the roof of the original cottage, with several skylights and a dormer keeping it bright. The bathroom in the roofspace of the addition has two large skylights of its own.