Patrician house undergoes serious contemporary refurbishing. A vertical monolith in brushed aluminium has been placed parallel to the old staircase. It unites the various levels and houses a lift and technical rooms. The front façade has been restored. The back façade which was in bad condition has been demolished and replaced by a concrete wall. The large bay windows which open out onto a courtyard with fountain lead to the caretaker’s house which has been completely rebuilt.