resembling a house, just 600 m from Square-des-Batignolles
Immense hunting grounds, where kings and nobles came to hunt game, originally covered the Plateau-des-Batignolles. After the French Revolution, a few hamlets and orchards flourished owing to the advent of a new middle-class. The little village of Batignolles then became a sought-after haven for Parisian shopkeepers who built their holiday homes there, prior to it becoming part of Paris’ 17th arrondissement in 1860. Nowadays, the district still exudes its village atmosphere and is one of the most highly appreciated in the French capital. Its small shops, like its covered market, are quiet and colourful. The Square-des-Batignolles and Martin-Luther-King Park are ideal places for taking a stroll of a weekend. There are numerous good schools in the area. Brochant underground station is but 250 m away.
The 66 m² first floor provides access to two bedrooms, a bathroom, with a shower and a bath, a separate toilet as well as a games room laid out in a conservatory. And lastly, the 52 m² second floor is taken up by an independent suite: the main bedroom adjoining its bathroom, comprising a shower and a bath, a dressing room and a separate toilet. A terrace completes this level.
The open-plan flat
This quiet open-plan flat is concealed behind a 6-storey, Art Deco style building. The entrance is on the ground floor, but a second entrance could be added on the second floor.
Double doors facing the front door open into a reception area which spans a total floor surface area of 110 m². On one side is a separate toilet and a stairway, going down to the basement. On the other side, the central area of the house, a large, fully fitted kitchen (a hob with two gas and two induction rings, a grill, an extraction hood, an American style refrigerator, an oven and a dishwasher) is especially bright courtesy of the copious amounts of light flooding in via an atrium. A wide, work surface incorporates a sheet of green marble. A large, high table can seat up to eight guests. The entire kitchen, topped with a wide atrium roof, extends into lounge and dining room areas, featuring refined lines and a resolutely contemporary style. The floor is covered with wide strip parquet flooring made from exotic wood. A stairway, behind glass walls at the end, goes to the upper floors.
The first floor, spanning 66 m², is isolated from the stairway by a glass wall. A wide corridor, with a window, provides access to two bedrooms with parquet flooring, one of which is extended by a veranda. The corridor, which includes an area with two desks, leads to a bathroom, lined with small red tiles, opposite the landing door. It comprises a dark wood vanity unit, housing two wash-hand basins and storage space. A sliding door leads to a bath and to a walk-in shower. This floor also has a separate toilet.
The top floor of this open-plan flat is an independent suite, laid out around a large bedroom, of which the bathroom is an integral part. Both rooms are separated but by a floor-to-ceiling glass partition, giving the illusion of one large area. The entire room is steeped in light courtesy of wide openings on either side. On the left-hand side, two French windows open, furthermore, on to a pleasant terrace, with wooden-slatted flooring. Wide, chest-high planters run its full length, making it possible to add numerous plants to enhance the charm of this outside area. The bathroom includes two wash-hand basins, a shower and a bath. The old corridor, leading to the communal areas, houses a long wardrobe. Further on is a separate toilet.
A stairway goes down from the main entrance hall to the lower level and a large, 73 m² room, with a 3.15 m high ceiling. It is currently in use as an office and a projection room. The floor is laid with pale-coloured parquet flooring. At the end, separated by a glass-paved rotunda, another 19 m² area is used as a storage space. Behind a door are a laundry room as well as a shower room.
Plato once said: “Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity” and the philosopher’s words take on real meaning here. With its large, airy spaces that are so easy to move around, this open-plan flat features refined lines, transparency and light. Wood, dotted around here and there, not only adds a discreet touch of colour and enhances the brilliant white of the walls, but also injects a surprising and delightful warmth. These sober, modern premises invite peace and quiet as well as relaxation. All the residents can keep their privacy intact, lose themselves in daydreams or move from room to room in search of ingenious ideas. One of the attractions of this open-plan flat is its vast basement, where it would be possible to install offices or an exercise, music or games room.
|Reception area||103.68 m2|
|Living space||327.17 m2|
|Number of rooms||7|
|Number of bedrooms||3|
|Surface Terrace||16 m2|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||8528 €|
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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.