in the Butte-aux-Cailles district of Paris’ 13th arrondissement
The Butte-aux-Cailles is one of those Parisian districts that still exudes a village air. Here, visitors will not find any Haussmannian buildings or wide avenues, but a picturesque atmosphere, paved streets, little buildings and coloured houses like those in areas such as “Petite Alsace” or “Villa Daviel”. From the listed, Art Deco style, Butte-aux-Cailles swimming pool created by Louis-Bonnier in 1922, to the Romano-Byzantin style church, Sainte-Anne-de-la-Butte-aux-Cailles, whilst passing lively streets such as Rue-des-Cinq-Diamants and Rue-de-la-Butte-aux-Cailles where families and friends get together on bar and restaurant terraces.
The proximity of Glacière underground station (line 6) makes it possible to get to Place-Denfert-Rochereau or Place-d’Italie quickly and therefore to be in the very centre of the French capital in just a few minutes. The landscaped Montsouris Park, ideal for getting a breath of fresh air to the south of Paris, is but ten minutes away on foot.
Two adjoining rooms, a lounge and a dining room, span a total floor surface area 35 m², creating a large reception area that receives copious amount of light all day long, just like the three bedrooms, all with marble fireplaces. One of the latter, the biggest, adjoins a private bathroom and dressing room. The second bathroom separates the other two bedrooms. A functional kitchen is to be found in the centre of the flat which also comes with a cellar, spanning approx. 6 m².
This flat, spanning a floor surface area of 120 m², takes up an entire floor. Behind a solid wood door, its 8 m² entrance hall is lined with storage areas and cupboards. Next to it is a first, 15 m² bedroom. A vast, 35 m² reception area, with its ceiling cornices and its period, strip pattern parquet flooring, is divided into a lounge and a dining room. It receives through light courtesy of several double casement windows, featuring casement bolts. Double doors between these two areas make it possible to create privacy or conviviality as required.
Further on, a corridor leads, on the road side, to an 8 m², fitted kitchen and a separate toilet. Overlooking the courtyard is a second, large, 16.5 m² bedroom with its 2.5 m² dressing room. The first and second bedrooms are separated by a tiled bathroom with a bath. At the end of the corridor, the biggest, 18 m² bedroom is both quiet and spacious. It has its own bathroom as well as a dressing room. This bedroom, as in most of the rooms in the flat, includes a fireplace and this one, made of black marble, takes pride of place in the room.
This flat also comes with a cellar, spanning almost 6 m².
The Butte-aux-Cailles district, with its little food shops, its narrow, paved, tree-lined streets and its millstone grit or half-timbered houses, is without doubt one of the French capital’s most sought-after districts in recent years. Street artists have not been mistaken and, for some time, frescoes have been flourishing throughout the district, on the gable of a roof, between two roof dormers or on a bend in a road. A park, a swimming pool, schools and sports facilities, everything is to hand. In these authentic, typically Parisian surroundings, this flat abounds in assets: near to public transport, charm of the old, solid wood parquet flooring, marble fireplaces and bright, spacious rooms. All arguments that make this property, sold with tenants, a choice investment able to provide a rental income worthy of interest. Who knowns, it could eventually become a pleasant main residence.
|Possible number of bedrooms||3|
|Reception area||35 m2|
|Living space||119.61 m2|
|Number of rooms||5|
|Number of bedrooms||3|
|Surface Cellar||5 m2|
|Number of lots||15|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||3850 €|
Célia Germani +33 1 42 84 80 85
NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.