La Bastide de Pifourchier, a refurbished farmhouse in southern France by Brengues Le Pavec Architectes.
Situated in I’Escarène, in the hinterland of Nice, the Pifourchier’s farmhouse is a family property of the 16 century. As a real belvedere, the plot is overlooking the valley from its terrace. Just 20 minutes from Nice or Monaco, making it a perfect place to stay in a unique natural environment far from the tumultuous coast. That’s why the owner decided to revive this old farmhouse with an extension and renovation work. Initiated into the design and interior architecture, the owner asked for a high-quality place.
The future project is organized on the refurbishment of the existing building as well as new extensions. This link between the existing farmhouse and its contemporary extension has been designed in the lightest way by bringing a transparency into the central circulation. Moreover, a glazed staircase has been composed without supporting pillars. The existing farmhouse, composed of four bedrooms, a living room, a library, and a kitchen, is mainly for housing. The whole existing construction has been refurbished. Each bedroom has been enhanced by integrating a bathroom and a walk-in closet. In contrast, the modern extension highlights the heritage identity of the old farmhouse. Its rectangular design has been thought in continuity with the existing building. It hosts a shop and tasting space, a big living room, a bar and a wine cellar on the ground flour. The living room and the bar area give access to the patio, which will be the perfect place for sweet summer nights. Upstairs, the new bedrooms have been designed differently: Bauhaus furniture, blue and golden colors provide a touch of 1950s atmosphere.
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