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Outbuilding of the Week: A Chic Chicken Coop in France

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Outbuilding of the Week: A Chic Chicken Coop in France

July 13, 2018

Transformed from corrugated chicken coop to a rustic-luxe cabin, on a former pheasant farm—must be France.

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

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: In Biarritz on the Basque coast of southwestern France, interior designer Isabel López-Quesada left the corrugated metal walls exposed in her summerhouse cabin.
Interior walls are sided with reclaimed corrugated metal panels, recycled from a chicken coop.
Above: Interior walls are sided with reclaimed corrugated metal panels, recycled from a chicken coop.
The cabin&#8\2\17;s facade is sided with cedar shingles and eucalyptus wood.
Above: The cabin’s facade is sided with cedar shingles and eucalyptus wood.
A peaked roof of pine beams covers the porch.
Above: A peaked roof of pine beams covers the porch.
A covered porch does double-duty as an open-air outdoor dining room.
Above: A covered porch does double-duty as an open-air outdoor dining room.
French doors connect a bedroom to the covered porch.
Above: French doors connect a bedroom to the covered porch.
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: 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.
The bathroom has a double sink.
Above: The bathroom has a double sink.
Open air dining, thanks to an oversize window wall in the dining room.
Above: Open air dining, thanks to an oversize window wall in the dining room.

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N.B.: This post is an update; the story was originally published on August 14, 2015.

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