Contemporary flat

Hugo Toro architect
Paris 10ème

30 sqm
1 bedroom
1 bathroom


An invitation to travel to the east of Paris

EXCLUSIVE – Superbly renovated in 2018 by architect Hugo Toro, this flat is an aesthetic jewel offering its occupants total immersion in a world inspired by travel, just a stone’s throw from the Espace Niemeyer.

Located on the 2nd floor of a Parisian building, the flat spans 30 sqm. It has an open-plan layout with an entrance hall, living room, open-plan kitchen, bedroom with dressing room and shower room. Some of the furniture is being sold with the flat.

This flat offers a quality of service and finish worthy of a luxury hotel suite. Its spaces are bathed in natural light thanks to a row of four large windows offering an unobstructed view of the famous dome of the French Communist Party headquarters, a masterpiece created in 1972 by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.

The building is located in a dynamic district of Paris’s 10th arrondissement, between the Canal Saint-Martin, Place Sainte-Marthe, Buttes Chaumont and Butte Bergeyre, and is served by line 2 at Colonel Fabien and line 11 at Belleville.

A cocoon of escape in the heart of Paris

Architect Hugo Toro has created a warm, enveloping interior using a palette of rich colours and luxurious, shimmering materials. The aesthetics and linear flow of the spaces are reminiscent of the mythical Orient Express.

In the living room, the solid natural oak parquet floor and deep red walls evoke the work of Luis Barragan, in a cosy atmosphere enlivened by the Pierre Frey velvet of the custom-made corner sofa and the brass of the technical formwork. Following on from the living room, the kitchen has a vintage Art Deco look, with its rounded Macassar ebony units edged in brass and its worktops in Rain Forest natural stone. A porthole, a nod to Charlotte Perriand, illuminates the en suite shower room, with its zellige tiles and mahogany cupboards.

The bedroom, painted in a soft shade of green, offers a serene space in which to rest. Its large blackout linen curtains and ingenious angled rail allow it to be completely isolated from the rest of the flat. The made-to-measure dressing table in mahogany and natural cane matches the headboard and fan.

The sections of wall covered in aluminium veneer in the living room and bedroom add a contemporary touch to the overall composition, while enlivening the space with the play of light and reflections.

A complete renovation project

The flat has been extensively renovated. The structure has been reinforced with IPNs, the floor and ceiling have been soundproofed with acoustic screeds, and new double-glazed windows have been installed for optimum sound and heat insulation. All the installed equipment, radiators, water heater and audiovisual equipment are new. The flat offers top-of-the-range living comfort, with retractable TV screens, centrally controlled lighting and an integrated sound system with modulator, all of which can be controlled via an app.

Restaurant Gigi, Paris © Romain Ricard, 2021

The Booking Office 1869, London, 2021

Hugo Toro, rising star

Hugo Toro is a Franco-Mexican architect who trained in Vienna (Austria) and the United States and graduated from the Penninghen school in Paris, where he now teaches. He has designed the interiors of numerous restaurants (Le Perruche, Grand Café Capucines and La Scène in Paris, Gigi in Ramatuelle and Paris, Booking Office 1869 in London) and shops (Orient Express at La Samaritaine). He has also designed hotels abroad and private flats.

He designs each project according to a narrative framework combining the aesthetic context and the history of the site. He creates made-to-measure atmospheres by playing on the effects of contrasts and materials, with great attention to detail.

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Hugo Toro


Paris 10ème

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