Located in the heart of Paris, France, the former 19th-century commodities exchange building, with architectural associations to the Medici column and an astonishing metal and glass dome, now houses a range of contemporary artwork within historic walls.
With the world increasingly reopening its doors, one property is making a grander entrance than most—Raffles Singapore. As it would, naturally, given the 19th-century heritage hotel’s rich history, its luminary-filled guest list, its verdant views, and its mannered, immersive ways.
Many of these projects are highlighted in the forthcoming book From Palm Beach to Shangri La: The Architecture of Marion Sims Wyeth (Rizzoli) by Jane S. Day. The exuberant tome, a paean to Marion Sims Wyeth and historic preservation, gives overdue recognition to an architect who is too little considered in contemporary times.
A few steps from chic Avenue Montaigne and the renowned Champs-Elysées sits the elegant Haussmann building where Stéphanie Coutas found her personal refuge. Spread over 3,875 square feet, the four-bedroom apartment initially comprised a series of enclosed rooms. For this project, which kept Coutas busy for 18 months, the French designer wanted to create more flow and highlight her extensive art collection.
Spend a long weekend indulging in fine wine, cheese and strolls along the Seine in the City of…