In 1860, Daubigny acquired land in Auvers-sur-Oise.
He requested that the painter architect Oudinot, his friend, design his Studio House. Originally the house was planned to have two floors. Rooms to be lived in were fitted out on three sides of the studio. The latter will be opened to the outside thanks to a large plate-glass window.
He told his friend painter Henriet: " I bought a piece of land of 30 perches in Auvers, all covered in beans and on which I shall plant some legs of lamb if you come to see me, on which we are building a 8 x 6 meter studio, with some rooms all around. I hope to be able to use it by next Spring. Father Corot found Auvers very beautiful and suggested that I stay there part of the year. "
The house was built in 1861. It had finally only one single floor. The studio emerges from the building, as this room has not less than a 7m50 ridge height. The kitchen, the entrance and the dining room look out on a beautiful garden decorated with flowers in front of foliage of the Castle in the Vallées area.
The first Artists' club was born ...