In a 1930s building, this apartment with beautiful art-deco rosettes required a total rehabilitation.


This apartment benefits from significant assets: beautiful volumes, a pleasant distribution, a crossing light. In its original state, the toilets were on the balcony, the kitchen was independent, the small living room was no longer functional, the living room lacked light. The objective is to connect the living rooms and give them back meaning, to write the history of the new occupants while respecting the place.

Course of action

To bring coherence to the different spaces, while proposing a real decorative bias.


The living room becomes an office and has been opened on the corridor, thanks to a set of light wood claustras. The corridor, original by its U shape is highlighted by a game of color. The partition between the kitchen and the living room is transformed into a light wood skylight, thus bringing light and finally connecting the two spaces. Storage units have been specially designed for the office and the parents’ bedroom, and particular attention has been paid to the choice of materials in the kitchen and bathroom.

A gentle renovation, where life is good!


Private: Cinq Avenues

Away from the Old Port, beyond the Canebière, is the Cinq Avenues neighborhood.
  • Crédits photosChrystel Laporte

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Les Chartreux

The Chartreux district, which borders the Saint-Just, Montolivet and Cinq-Avenues districts, develops on the slopes of the Madeleine valley, carved out by the Jarret river.

Its emblematic church is one of the oldest in Marseille, dating from 1684.

Central and peaceful, the population is made up of families who appreciate the proximity of shops and amenities as well as the entrance to the North highway.

The Beausoleil Park is to be discovered in this charming neighborhood. This repetitive construction on the model of Montfaucon or La Cravache is out of scale. Perched, one can admire the whole city. Original in its construction, it has a part of sixteen floors, the other of nineteen, articulated by a tower of elevators white as the rest.

La Blancarde

Located not far from the city center, this lively neighborhood adjoins the Chartreux and Saint-Pierre districts. It borders the left bank of the Jarret river and the Saint-Barnabé plateau.

La Blancarde is best known to the people of Marseille for the train station that bears its name.

A dynamic neighborhood, it offers a pleasant and calm life beyond the main traffic routes and close to the city center. It is also appreciated by families for its tranquility and its prestigious private schools: Chevreuil and Sainte-Marie Blancarde.

Mainly made up of old housing from the 50s and 70s, there are apartments with their original features and beautiful volumes.

The architecture of Sogima La Blancarde can be seen in these urban buildings, which vary in elevation through a play of overhangs, balconies or arcade-covered loggias. Cubist in style, they give a Mediterranean character to the street profiles.