ISSUE 35  |  Landscape Luxe

Outbuilding of the Week: A Chic Chicken Coop in France

August 21, 2015 9:00 AM

BY Michelle Slatalla

From corrugated coop to rustic luxe cabin, on a former pheasant farm and featured recently in The World of Interiors. Must be France:

Photography by Ricardo Labougle and styling by Loreto López Quesada, courtesy of Isabel López-Quesada.


Above: In Biarritz on the Basque coast of southwestern France, interior designer Isabel López-Quesada left the corrugated metal walls exposed in her summerhouse cabin.


Above: Interior walls are sided with reclaimed corrugated metal panels, recycled from a chicken coop.


Above: The cabin’s facade is sided with cedar shingles and eucalyptus wood.


Above: A peaked roof of pine beams covers the porch.


Above: A covered porch does double duty as an open-air outdoor dining room.


Above: French doors connect a bedroom to the covered porch.


Above: Antelope antlers decorate the hallway that leads to the bedrooms. Pine support trusses are new; left unpainted, they look as if they were part of the original framework of the structure.


Above: The bathroom has a double sink.

cabin-france-isabel-lopez-quezada-open-dining-room-gardenistaAbove: Open air dining, thanks to an oversized window wall in the dining room.

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