Chris Burch, an American entrepreneur and the founder of Burch Creative Capital, always wanted to have his own apartment in Paris. However, one of his problems was the fact that he cannot find a suitable place. Together with the Marco Scarani and purveyor Jamie Creel, Burch took a day trip in Senlis. They never realized that during this trip, they would found a new renovation project.
During their Senlis adventures, Scarani and Creel decided to visit the 1608 Hotel Particulier with Christ Burch behind them. Scarani remembered how the hotel was very stunning, but he knew that the hotel was too big and it would require a lot of renovation. On the other hand, Burch knew it was something he was looking for. He knew that it would need heavy renovations, but it feels wonderful for him and hopes that the home can become a family house. Scarani commented that Burch’s impulse buying part of his spontaneousness, which in return, is a great secret to his success.
Chris Burch was determined to bring the 10,000 square foot house to its former glory. It still has its 17th- and 18t- century floors, paneling, and beams, but it also got patchy renovations. In the past, Scarani has worked with Burch before in Nihi for Burch’s surf resort. That’s why it was in no one’s surprise when Burch wants him to work again in the 1608 Hotel Particulier renovation. To start, he immediately calls French Architect and Decorator Michel Pinet. Pinet is known for his work in Chateau de Versailles. In addition, Pinet is an expert in antique wallpapers and fabrics.
But before Michel Pinet started working in the project, they have one significant papier peint in their collection. It is the complete set of Joseph Dufour’s 1805 painting of Captain Cook. Scarani happened to found the treasure from Christie’s Catalogue. The painting was bought right away, with Christ Burch stopping at nothing to buy the painting.
The plan was to maintain the feeling of a historic home with the functionality of the modern one. They remodeled the kitchen and bathrooms, as well as the antique tiles, and the antique Brequenie in the main kitchen. Scarani also included the Tree of Life in Burch’s bedroom to make its atmosphere relaxed. In the end, the renovation was a success and all of Burch’s three daughters loved the place. The surf house in Nehi was for her sons. Now, he also has something for his daughters.
Find out more about Chris: https://nihi.com/chris-burch/