The Standing Stones House – Louveciennes, France - Atlas Obscura

The Standing Stones House

Louveciennes, France

One of the last realized projects of an influential, self-taught, French Modernist architect Jacques Couëlle. 


Located 30 minutes from the center of Paris, this house is in an area that was once the hunding ground of French kings. The home was given the name – les pierres levées– which translates roughly as ‘Standing Stones’ and is known for its scultpural forms of concrete, evoking an outsider movement of architecture and sculpture born after the second World War.

Jacques Couëlle sought to integrate his architecture in the landscape thus giving this home its organic modern exterior, though the interiors are decidedly more traditional. Couëlle is self-taught and, in 1946, founded the Research Center of Structures and would later be nicknamed “the architect of billionaires”. In his career he became close friends with Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. 

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This is a private home.

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