in the Rue-Saint-Georges - Rue-Lafayette district of Paris’ 9th arrondissement
This flat is ideally located in Paris’ 9th arrondissement: equidistant from Notre-Dame-de-Lorette and Hôtel-Drouot, Grands-Magasins and the Garnier opera house, with its trendy boutiques, its auditoriums and its gourmet restaurants, notably along Rue-des-Martyrs. It was here, in the 19th century, that Paris’ intellectual and artistic elite, from Chopin to Georges-Sand, not forgetting Delacroix, Hugo or Pissaro, settled in the area and had romantic mansion houses built. Gare-Saint-Lazare is less than 10 minutes away on foot and the district has a particularly good public transport network: between Peletier, Lafayette, Opéra and Richelieu-Drouot underground stations and Gare-Saint-Lazare.
Visitors entering the double oak wood, entrance doors on the third-floor landing are immediately struck by the luminosity of these premises. In fact, the clarity of the areas acts as a natural guide from one room another. First of all, frosted glass showcases lead to a long dining room. They create natural unity with those of the open-plan kitchen. The latter is fully fitted with numerous cupboards and Corian worksurfaces as well as Miele domestic appliances: an induction hob, a retractable extraction hood, traditional, steam and micro-wave ovens, a dishwasher and a wine-cooler.
A wide opening in the dining room reveals a lounge, the two large French windows of which give an unobstructed view over Rue-Saint-George and a part of Montmartre hill, from which emerge the sails of the Galette windmill. The lounge comprises several storage areas and three showcases, their bottom cupboards featuring double, moulded doors dating from the Haussmanian era. The balcony, extending the room, is big enough to take a table and two chairs.
A little corridor leads to a bedroom, where two showcases flank a French window, fitted with an electric blackout blind. On the opposite side, a large dressing room takes up the space of what was once a bedroom. This very functional room is fitted with a multitude of cupboards, including a central unit.
A shower room, almost concealed behind double sliding doors, includes a wide shower and a wash-hand basin. It adjoins both a separate toilet and the flat’s laundry room, with a washing machine and a tumble-dryer. The lighting system for the corridor, the shower room and the dressing room is integrated into a suspended ceiling, providing homogeneous, soft light.
All the rooms have been decorated in white from floor to ceiling, including the parquet flooring, laid in strip and herringbone patterns, and fine old moulding, all typical markers of the Haussmanian era. All the wooden-framed windows are fitted with double-glazing, bronze casement bolts and rolling blinds. The heating system is electric, the heating being diffused via Swedish LVI radiators, each connected to a thermostat, providing a pleasant, gentle heat.
In a historic district of the French capital, where Paris’ cultural heart beats, few dwellings can pride themselves on being able to combine the old so harmoniously with the contemporary. The brilliant white walls and moulding as well as the bronze casement bolts blend perfectly with the polished glass showcases and the numerous bookshelf units that create a such a minimalist, airy and aristocratic home. The renovation works were carried out using quality materials in keeping with the elegance of the flat. Other great prospects include the converting of the dressing room back into a second bedroom or a study and the laundry room into a second bathroom, depending on the future owners wishes.
|Living space||89 m2|
|Number of rooms||4|
|Number of bedrooms||1|
|Possible number of bedrooms||2|
|Surface Cellar||3 m2|
|Surface Balcony||1.5 m2|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||2200 €|
Théophraste Augé +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.