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Chapelle House

Lège Cap Ferret – L’herbe

Renovation of an iconic house in Arcachon Bay

Project owner
Private Clients
Project manager
Atelier Cambium
Image credits
Julien Fernandez
Lège Cap Ferret – L’herbe (33), France
Renovation of a modern cabin designed by Michel Sadirac
Surface area
240 m2
Cost of the works

This modern cabin is an ideal playground for architects, but its renovation nevertheless demanded a great deal of respect and humility. Built by Michel Sadirac in 1974, it echoes the spirit of the Eames’ Case Study Houses in California, with which it shares various key attributes: a prefabricated, wood-frame structure, minimalist forms, large bay windows and terraces overlooking a vast landscape. A veritable totem situated on a promontory, its bottle-glass-green-coloured wood cladding blends into the maritime pines. “The style and history of this house were treated with the utmost respect; there were no major interventions”. The house, which Michel Sadirac expanded in 2006, underwent little more than a few internal rearrangements, a modernisation of its interiors, and a selection of contemporary furniture that corresponds to the spirit of this beautiful structure. 

A loft ladder connects all the levels within the house. Its graphic lines make it an abstract sculpture.


The touches of bright colour and the sober furniture were selected to preserve the sense of harmony within the house. 

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