Claude Haüsermann-Costy & Joël Unal, Architects

The Unal House, 1972-2008

near Uzès FR

Genuine sculpted architecture, this gorgeous summer residence is an exceptional example of the Haüsermann’s architecture and seventies avant-garde.

In the heart of Ardèche in the south of France, it enjoys absolute quiet and is located at 30 minutes by car from Aubenas, 45 minutes from Montélimar and 1h30 from Uzès.

The property extends over a surface of 156 m², with an entrance, a living-room with a service hatch to the kitchen, two bedrooms and a third with patio and an independent exit, two bathrooms, a living-room/workshop of 60 m², a resting hammock, a library and a pantry. These different spaces are served by two circulation tunnels and have four chimneys. A swimming pool with a spa, many patios (150 m² total), a solarium and a patio-tower with a 360° viewing point over the surrounding panorama, from the Mount Blanc to the Mount Lozère, complete the whole.

On a landscape plot of 9 357 m², the residence enjoys a beautiful scenery, wild and preserved and made of hilly rocks and garrigue. Day and night, interior and exterior spaces offer perspectives, lightness and poetry.

Made of projected concrete on to a steel framework, the structure of the house spreads out its curves suspended above the ground. The living spaces are organized into a succession of organic alveoli of variable volume. The furniture was sculpted with the walls and is truly part of the architecture. The quality of the spaces is combined with a refined decoration made of mosaics and vibrant sculptures brought out by the white walls. The property was certified a "Patrimoine du XXe siècle" (20th Century Heritage Site) in 2004, and classified as a historical monument in 2010.

A complete work of art, between nature and architecture.

Price upon request.

  • bedrooms: 3
  • baths: 2
  • garage: 0
  • area: 156 sq. m.
  • Swimming Pool: Y
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