The investor of the house is a French man who has lived in New York for many years, who decided to build a new headquarters for his extensive family. To this end, he bought a hill with an old farm called Le Terte, located in his home region of Brittany. It intends to successively renovate and expand the buildings that make up this picturesquely situated property. The first step was the old carpentry workshop with a carpenter's house.
The pre-war photos show that from the very beginning the building consisted of an elongated hall with a technical part and a stone annex with a residential part. In the project to rebuild an old workshop into a modern house, it was decided to keep this duality. The warehouse hall was changed into a heavily glazed pavilion and the stone part was built over and covered with a gable roof. The one-story pavilion houses the day part of the building; hall, kitchen, dining room and large living room with terrace. The storied stone part comprises bedrooms, a study, a guest room and bathrooms.
The entire neighborhood in which the farm is located is under landscape protection and conservation, therefore the project must comply with strictly defined guidelines. They define in detail not only the geometry of the roof, but also the materials from which it can be built, the proportions and divisions of the windows and even the colors of the flashing.
In the redevelopment project, it was decided to keep most of the existing walls and window openings. The new walls will be made of local stone, and the roof and part of the facade will be made of matt titanium-zinc sheet. The only extravagance is the large glazing with wooden shutters visible only from the inner yard.
Further plans include further residential buildings, a sports section with a swimming pool and development of the entire hill area