Lyon Fourvière apartment



Studio Monts & Merveilles took up the challenge to renovate this superb apartment located in the upper floors of an old Gothic-style building on the peninsula of the city of Lyon, with stunning views over the basilica Notre Dame de Fourvière.
YEAR: 2023
SURFACE: 120m²
INTERIOR ARCHITECT(S): Studio Monts et Merveilles
PROJECT MANAGER: Studio Monts et Merveilles

The solid-oak central table was built with traditional joining, with no glue.

The open kitchen is adjacent to the spacious living-room and each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and dressing-room; complete with a laundry-room, guest toilet and a long dual-aspect entrance-hall with plenty of storage cupboards.

The old oak flooring, most of it original, has been renovated and varnished.

The high ceilings were left untouched with their original moulding except in hallways where it was necessary to leave space for heating and air conditioning for each room.

The window frames were replaced with new solid wooden windows in accordance with standard practice, with traditional double-glazed woodwork.

The kitchen is divided into two areas:

An ensemble of minimalist bottom units with drawers and tinted black wood facades to hide electrical kitchen appliances. The kitchen counter is made of Quartz with an integrated sink.

A part with the rest of the built-in electrical appliances, a dresser with a clear-glass door and plentiful storage cupboards. The ensemble is made of wire-brushed and varnished natural thin oak veneer.

The solid-oak central table was built with traditional joining, with no glue and can be entirely dismantled.

In the living-room, three bookshelves were made-to-measure, two of which are perfectly built into original cupboards.

Natural oak was used to build the fixtures, to mat the flooring.

Both bedrooms and the entrance-hall were totally refurbished using tailor-made lacquered veneer cupboards, identical to the painted adjacent walls, or natural oak veneer.

Some facades are also covered with textile.

Each door or drawer is handleless with encrusted brushed brass or structured black wood backgrounds.

In the bathrooms, the sinks are made of Quartz and are simply set on low wooden units with steel frames and storage drawers. The suspended higher units have doors and mirrors.

The shower-screens were made-to-measure and adapted to each shower environment.