Le Mas des Poiriers

Lafourcade Architecture transforms a simple farm into a bright and sophisticated family home.

Set in an orchard of pear trees, an old mas and its outbuildings is now the holiday home of an elegant American couple and their five children. By chance, the house happened to be on sale when they were in the area and they decided to buy it. French architect Alexandre Lafourcade took a fresh look at the property.

Free-flowing circulation in tune with the gentle rhythms of Provençal life, spaces suffused with light, and views over the gardens.

Alexandre Lafourcade decided to reverse the position of the main entrance. The large and quintessentially Provençal staircase created to the north of the mas has a timeless air, adding drama to that part of the property. Lafourcade Architecture closed down the old barns and their awnings and created an orangery. The façade was restructured to give it a more traditional look and the new French windows, always

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