Contemporary House

Régis Saladin

€ 886 000

117 m² living space + 117 m² basement annexe
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
Terrace-garden: 46 m² (46 m²)


A contemporary house illuminated by visual artist Daniel Buren

This brick house was built in 2012 by interior architect and decorator Régis Saladin for himself in Saint-Ouen, just outside Paris. It offers a minimalist living and working space, illuminated by a colourful glass roof designed by Daniel Buren.

On the ground floor of this house, this single-storey lot offers 117 m² Loi Carrez, a 46 m² south-facing terrace and a fully finished basement of a further 117 m².

Access is via a pleasant private courtyard planted with honeysuckle, which opens onto a vast, minimalist living space comprising a bright lounge, an open-plan kitchen and a large study (which could be converted into a bedroom).

A hallway topped by a skylight with coloured filters by artist Daniel Buren leads to a 14 m² bedroom and a bathroom with walk-in shower and bath, separated by two built-in dressing rooms. A garage completes this level.

A sculptural rough-cast concrete staircase leads to a full basement, with 6-7 rooms opening onto the street, which can be used for a wide range of purposes – such as rest areas, craft, artistic and musical activities, leisure activities or storage – two cellars and a utility room.

The house offers spaces bathed in natural light during the day and flooded with coloured light at night. The minimalist aesthetic of the different rooms is expressed through sober materials, such as waxed concrete on the floor, and the clean lines of the geometric cut-outs in the partitions, which give the whole an airy lightness. 

La propriété se situe dans un quartier calme et résidentiel de Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine, à proximité de tous les commerces et commodités.

Elle est desservie par les lignes de métro 4 et 12 à Porte de Clignancourt et Porte de la Chapelle.

Spatial purity and diversity of use

The brick cladding on the exterior of the building blends in with the architectural identity of the area, which has a working-class history and is predominantly brick.

Built using a concrete post-and-beam construction system, the house offers a vast floor space with no load-bearing walls, allowing it to be freely laid out and developed. The actual division of the different spaces is defined by the furnishings : made-to-measure bookcases, low cupboards between the bedroom and bathroom that let the light in. This minimalist approach creates a great deal of spatial fluidity and flexibility of use, from living to working.

Daniel Buren

The visual artist Daniel Buren (1938, Boulogne-Billancourt), author of world-famous installations, is first known for his striped interventions such as the Deux Plateaux in the Cour d’Honneur of the Palais-Royal in Paris. Set in public or private spaces, his works question the link between art and architecture, in a three-dimensional approach that plays on the viewer’s perception and movement.

Like his architectural installations at the Grand Palais (2012) and the Fondation Louis Vuitton (2016), the Château Lacoste and the Centre Pompidou Málaga in Spain (2015), here he applies filters in bold colours to the windows of the house, proposing a redefinition of inhabited space.

Technical info

Asking price: €886,000.
Fees payable by the vendor

Property tax : NC

Co-ownership. Number of lots: 2
Share of current co-ownership charges: NC

Underfloor gas heating, air conditioning
Home automation


Estimated annual costs: between €910 and €1,290 per year, average energy prices
indexed to 1 January 2021

Additional information

Prix de vente

886 000 €


Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine (93)


Régis Saladin


Paris & Ile-de-France

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