Claude Parent, the influential French "supermodernist" who mentored Pritzker Prize-winner architect Jean Nouvel designed this striking concrete structure in Bois-le-Roi, France, in the early 1960s. Now on the market for $1.478M, the home still boasts what Parent loved to give to his buildings: slopes surfaces. The curvy roofs, which once were (and may still be) coated in copper, are not purely sculptural—inside, the gap between two adjacent roof edges becomes a pleasant funnel of light for a lofted study and reception space.
Originally designed as a rural studio for French artist Andrée Bordeaux Le Pecq, the 4,700-square-foot home features a large open space that sits under one giant wave in the roof and opens up to three bedrooms, two baths, and a kitchen. The 8.65-acre property also comes with a double garage and tennis court.
· Maison Claude Parent [official listing]
· 1960s Claude Parent-designed modernist property in Bois-le-Roy, near Paris, France [Wowhaus]
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