In France, in the countryside just a few kilometres outside Paris and near the hunting ground of Forêt de Marly, a 17th Century farmhouse formerly used as an “outbuilding” of the royal palace of Versailles was recently refurbished and converted into a luxurious and comfortable residence.
The project began with the refurbishment of the farmhouse in “château” style and was directed by French architect Julie Smith, who wanted to respect and retain all the building’s historic features, both in terms of structure and interior: in fact, the furnishings were carefully picked to create a mixture of French antique pieces with Italian designer furnishings and lights with a more contemporary look, to create a mesmerising contrast between antique elements and modern statement pieces.
In this prestigious context, the room dedicated to the kitchen plays the starring role in the domestic setting, providing a comfortable and sociable place: to enhance this setting further, the architect chose the sophistication and elegance of ATELIER by Abimis and placed a large rectangular stainless steel module equipped with storage space in the centre of the kitchen, providing a generously sized work surface, in Pietra Serena sandstone, which can also be used as a table if need be.
The cooking block was instead placed beside the ancient stone sink and, in order to increase the functionality of the space, the original 19th Century sideboards and dressers were also topped with stainless steel worktops by Abimis, while others were embellished with the use of Pietra Serena sandstone.
In conclusione, the kitchen, which is functional, elegant and entirely custom-made, is perfectly integrated with the peculiar project, that is “rustic” and sophisticated at the same time: a further proof of the versatility of the solutions offered by Abimis.