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LE CLARENCE

REDEVELOPMENT OF A PRIVATE RESIDENCE IN A PRESTIGIOUS SETTING DEDICATED TO OENOLOGY AND GASTRONOMY

This mansion was designed by architect Henri Parent in 1884 and purchased in 2015 by the Domaine Clarence Dillon, the owner of Haut-Brion grands crus, to use as its showcase in Paris: a luxurious and refined venue dedicated to gastronomy and French wine.

An initial diagnostic programme allowed us to highlight the building’s intrinsic qualities, such as the magnificent spaces and delicate, late-19th-century decorative work that a series of functional additions had concealed.

© Cyrille Weiner
© Cyrille Weiner

Restoration is a means of bringing out the qualities of ancient buildings, all while providing the opportunity for reinvestment, even reinvention.

© Cyrille Weiner
© Cyrille Weiner

Along with the restoration of these elements, an extensive redevelopment within the residence made it possible to create a shop with tasting cellars, a restaurant with a professional kitchen, reception rooms, and offices.

The main challenge posed by this kind of project is to install technical installations and equipment in such a way that the level of comfort and functionality demanded of such a luxurious setting is in no way compromised.

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Location
Paris, 8th arrondissement
Mission
Renovation, restoration
and extension
Programme
Hospitality
Contractor
Domaine Clarence Dillon
Team
Chatillon Architectes
Budget
€ 10m excl. VAT
Timetable
2012 – 2015