- Status: Pending
- Prize: $510
- Entries Received: 88
- Winner: ArielaMartini
we are a family of 4 with 2 girls (10 & 8 yrs old)
We have just purchased a small, old apartment from an old lady and need help trying to redesign and re decorate to try and cope with a growing family of girls.
The apartment has 4 external balconies, facing a pretty local rose garden to the west.
The balconies can be enclosed to enlarge the internal space to a max.144sqm. The road outside is a little noisy sometimes, so a large part of the budget will have to go towards the new windows and glass doors.
We hope to try and keep an outdoor type area with a sliding door to the planter box, whilst actually being an indoor area with the door closed as well.
The current set up is cramped, with lots of walls, rooms, doors, and a hallway that uses up too much valuable real estate.
For Design we would prefer:
- girls to have 2 seperate rooms but understand it may not be possible.
- a library/study area
- open plan living/kitchen
- space for a piano
- lots more cupboards/wardrobes
- parent retreat area
For finishings we would prefer:
- simple, modern, classy
- natural materials like wood, marble, stone.
we like formal french style, but also enjoy natural outdoors swiss style.
Our budget is critical and needs to be carefully thought on & planned. I would like to spend 100k total
we also need descent tradesmen, and cost effective materials suppliers.
The apartment is in Fontvieille (a village on the border of France & MC) on the cote d'Azur.
15mins to Nice - France by train.
the attached Floor Plans (image) show the current set up + the bare floor plan with non moveable , load bearing walls and building columns carrying the water pipes for bathroom/toilet services.
an initial floor plan will suffice until the winner is selected then 3D walk throughs with more details will be sought.
The 144sqm Apartment design winner selected will also have an opportunity to redesign a Sydney Deep water front property and a French provencal villa in Eze sur mer.
We look forward to seeing the results and hopefully meeting the winner in person.
Best wishes - John & Nicky
LOAD BEARING WALLS
The floor plan with walls that must be retained.
the dimensions are also attached.
the 4 square columns must also be retained because they carry the 'grey + dark' water pipes for the building... toilets/bathrooms are located next to them.
there is also a 1m long, 20cm thick, load bearing wall in the main living area that must be retained.
the balcony sliding doors can be removed and the balcony floors
are raised/stepped up from the internal floors by 12cm.