269 Square Foot Micro-Apartment Designed to Cater For a Chef

Originally a Doorman’s residence, this tiny abode was converted into a functional home by architect Jérôme Vinçon. Jérôme was enlisted by his two friends, Michel Craca and Gaelle Potel, who had bought the apartment due to its proximity to their workplace, and its affordability.


Doormans Residence -  Jérôme Vinçon - Paris - Living Area - Humble Homes

Thanks to its high, 17 foot tall ceiling, Jérôme was able to create a series of stacked living spaces. The micro-apartment contains just 269 square feet (25 square meters) of floor space spread over four levels. The basement features a snug bedroom, this is followed by the kitchen on the next level, then the living room, and finally the bathroom.


Doormans Residence -  Jérôme Vinçon - Paris - Kitchen and Staircase - Humble Homes

The kitchen was one of the most critical aspects of the project, not only because of the custom built cabinetry and non-standard appliances, but because Michel is a chef and it had to cater for his passion. They incorporated a professional grade kitchenette, with storage units and work surfaces placed around it.


Other interesting features include the living room floor/bedroom ceiling, which, in order to save on headroom and improve acoustic performance, was created from terracotta bricks and slender steel beams. In the bathroom, the shower is supported by a beam in the ceiling. This allows it to hover over the kitchen below, providing a means of introducing more natural light.

For more apartments check out this funky 320 square foot pad that aims to make the most of its limited floor plan. Or, this minimalist apartment from Madrid. See all apartments.

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Photos: Atelier Architecture Jérôme Vinçon

Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.

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    Stephan of Arkansas

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    Stephan of Arkansas