The building has overlooked the Seine for 350 years, situated on one of only two islands in Paris, France. Interior oak beams and a cobbled courtyard inspired the design for the flat—a modern interpretation of a Norman farmhouse, urbanized with contemporary art and eclectic furnishings. The floor plan, a series of rooms patched together over the centuries from a handful of buildings, compliments the concept; you wander through the space as through a collection of country outbuildings. An open kitchen in the front salon will boast a massive hearth with a fireplace alongside the range while floor-to-ceiling windows open to views of the Seine with the Rive Droite beyond. A work-in-progress island getaway for a new family.