This classy apartment needed a serious upgrade, along with a contemporary decoration. Nothing has changed regarding the floor plan. The custom-made storage as well as the new hardwood floors, moldings and windows take up the Haussmannian codes to better underline the elegance of the architecture. Dark and light color contrasts give personality to each room, while maximizing the incoming light from the street. Touches of marble add a sense of discreet luxury. In a clever game of concealing unsightly elements, the architect has revealed all the character of this typical Parisian property. Photos © Agathe Tissier.