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    Two Story Apartment with a Glass Floor in Paris

    Situated in Place de la Madeleine in Paris, this amazing apartment is a really rare thing to find. Ateliers Michael Herman have done an incredible job in bringing back the 200 year-old structure of the building while transforming the place in a complementary living space for a young family. The apartment occupies the top two floors of a residence that used to be made up by 12 maids' rooms. With archaeological precision, the original limestone walls and oak beams have been brought back to life, and combined with modern day materials such as glass and metal to obtain a surprising effect. The main characteristic of the design is the extensive use of glass, both in structural elements and in furnishings. The most interesting feature is the glass floor that separates the two floors and allows for the volumes to take incredible dimensions in height. There is a skillful mix of transparent glass and mirrored surfaces which multiply the space infinite times. As the footprint is quite small, the designers have enhanced the value of the heights by using vertical walls seven meters high. On the other side of this glass facade there is a small patio which seems to derive from the living room thanks to the use of the same hexagonal floor tiles both inside and outside. The presence of an antique marble fireplace and of a chandelier make this patio look like another room of the house.









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    amazing.

    you'd have to mop that glass floor several times a day though.
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    wow

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    Beautiful! I don't know if I would be able to walk on the glass...things like that freak me out.
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    Well done. For once, glass floors done right and for good reasons.
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    I would take all of it including the husband (he reminds me of Louis Theroux).
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    Awesome for lovers of upskirt peeping!
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    Place de la Madeleine, I hate those guys
    /go away grumbling out of sheer jealousy
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    looove it.
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    No way would I walk across that glass floor with a dress on.
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    I love everything but those hexagon tile floors.

    i have a hate/hate relationship with tile.

    And the hubby is quite cute.

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    Reminds me of the book Paris Trout.

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    Can you imagine being drunk and trying to figure out where you are or what you're stepping on lol
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