If you have money to spend on a European retreat in this volatile financial climate, you might want to check out this Jean Prouve-designed house in L’Isle Adam, Val d’Oise in France.
Jean Prouve (the man behind the likes of the Cite armchair and the Compas desk) designed this space age property back in 1967, with restoration (thankfully in the same spirit as the original) undertaken in 2003, saving original features like the large picture windows, the metal structure and the roof terrace. The view remains unchanged too – sat in the middle of the Vexin nature reserve. And when you get bored of that, Paris is just 45 minutes away.
For your money, you get a house with three bedrooms, a large living
room, kitchen/dining room, two bathrooms and a terrace, not to mention
around 0.4 acres of land. It all looks and sounds pretty much perfect,
until you see the price tag – offers are invited around £520,000.
Find out more at the Modern House website