15 boulevard Cornuché

14800 DEAUVILLE

At the very beginning of the XX century, the dressmaker Irène Paquin gave the architect Auguste Bluysen (architect of the Touque villas and of the Grand Rex Cinema in Paris) carte blanche to conceive this villa, achieving great success in the architectural journals of the time. Its Normand details (finials, flat tiles) are combined to Art Nouveau references, such as curved timbering.

Built in concrete and covered by brick slip decorations, it is characterized by large windows. The architecture of the stairway tower, enlighten by a large glass roof, properly expresses its vocation. It was later owned by André Citroën.

In 1912, the architect claimed: “I received no instructions, except for preserving a modern but not art nouveau style, conceiving a light and cheerful structure.” “La vie à la campagne” journal

The external architecture is particularly interesting. This villa is not open to visits.

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