A brand new live/work building conceived as an architectural homage to the Maison de Verre, Pierre Chareau’s Parisian masterpiece. The original Maison de Verre, meaning House of Glass, was built in 1932 and marked a milestone in early modern architectural design. Commissioned by Dr. Jean Dalsace, it was to be both his private residence but to also include his gynecological practice on the ground floor. The design emphasized three primary traits: honesty of materials, variable transparency of forms and juxtaposition of “industrial” materials and fixtures with a more traditional style of home décor.
Rather than simply copying Pierre Chareau’s Parisian masterpiece, at Eglon House the spirit, detail and design integrity is explored through an entirely contemporary approach to create a striking, modernist piece of architecture, including original molds for the famous glass blocks sourced and recast to create the facades. Some of Chareau’s furniture has been sourced and light fittings re-created, and a blue carpet that is exactly the same color used in the Maison’s master bedroom is featured with other carpets and rugs inspired by artists such as Ben Nicholson and Alexander Calder. 1930’s construction methods were used for the exposed shuttered concrete ceilings in part of the building. Visible structural elements, just as in the original, such as exposed steel beams with expressed mechanical bolts, counter-pointed with curtain fabrics by Henry Moore reflect the original era.
With over 12,000 sq. ft., accommodation includes a master bedroom suite with a private salon and over 2000 sq. ft. of space, four additional bedroom suites, two kitchens – one professional with a butler’s pantry and one domestic with a breakfast room where the morning sunlight catches the building – cinema/leisure room with an indoor swimming pool that features a rising mechanical floor, two double-height reception rooms, an orangery with private roof terrace and a lift to all floors.
List Price: €24,000,000
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