In Paris' 7th arrondissement, overlooking the Eiffel Tower,
a 118 m² flat with a balcony-terrace in a modernist style building
Paris, PARIS paris 75007 FR

Location

The flat is located in a quiet street in the 7th arrondissement, between Avenue Rapp and Avenue de la Bourdonnais, a stone's throw from the shops of Rue Saint Dominique and Rue de Grenelle and close to the famous Rue Clerc market. During the Second Empire, this was the location of the repository building of the Louvre department stores, which were located Place du Palais-Royal. Only the tower and its clock remain from this warehouse, like a look-out post. The Alma-Marceau and École-Militaire RER and metro stations, the numerous bus lines stopping nearby and the proximity of the banks of the Seine ensure a wide range of connections within the capital and to the suburbs. Renowned public and private schools (Victor-Duruy, Alma, La Rochefoucauld) are close to this residential and family-friendly neighbourhood.

Description

The modernist style building was built by Jean Ginsberg, a pupil of Mallet Stevens, Le Corbusier and Pierre Vago. In the entrance hall, watched over by a caretaker, a mosaic by Victor Vasarely unfolds its colourful geometric shapes, which merge with the green shades of the various lawns and shrubs planted all the way to the inner courtyard. Calm and extremely bright at the same time, the 118 m² flat with its balcony-terrace is located on the fifth floor, on the courtyard side, facing the Eiffel Tower. Each of its west-facing rooms overlooks the garden. The entrance opens onto a hallway with a fitted wardrobe. It serves the kitchen and the adjoining 38 m² living room, which is lit by a large sliding picture window opening onto a balcony-terrace. A corridor leads to a bedroom with a view of the Paris skyline and its famous Iron Lady. To the other side are two other bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom. There are two separate accesses allowing the flat to be divided into two units. Two cellars complete the property.

A modernist style building

The building bears witness to the high quality 1960s modernist architecture of Jean Ginsberg (1905-1983). The typical profile and proportions contrast with those of the neighbouring Haussmann-style façades. At the front, a mosaic by Victor Vasarely, followed by a low wall decorated with a red mosaic, hide the ground floor from prying eyes. This wall is topped by a hawthorn hedge and an ironwork railing delimiting the private area. The caretaker's lodge, a modernist architectural miniature, sets the tone. From the entrance, a vast patio with black and red mosaic floor and walls provides views towards the interior garden with its large lawn planted with hydrangea and heather beds, Scots and maritime pines. The flat, elegant facade expresses the functionality and sober aestheticism of this architectural style: glass, ceramic, metal and coloured mosaics. The loggias with glass railings create a double skin playing with light and shade. On sunny days, yellow blinds protect the picture windows. The common areas keep the purist spirit of the location alive. Glass doors give access to the entrance hallway featuring white lacquered wood and rosewood walls and black mosaic floors. The striking lifts have kept the main original decor: coral red lacquered doors and brushed stainless steel doors.

A flat bathed in light

The fifth floor flat, with its balcony-terrace, has a surface area of 118 m² and is L-shaped. It faces west and north-west. The entrance opens onto a 14 m² gallery with a fitted wardrobe. In each room, the picture windows offer unobstructed and unobserved views of the Eiffel Tower and the landscaped garden. The spacious 38 m² living room is illuminated by two sliding glass doors, one of which leads to a balcony-terrace large enough for a table and a few chairs. The adjoining kitchen of almost 10 m² features a dining area. The walls painted in clean white, the pillars and beams and the glass wall transom panels underline the original modernity of the place where space and light prevail. The oak parquet flooring enhances the modernist atmosphere. To one end of the living space, a first independent bedroom of 12 m² and its bathroom lit by a large glass brick wall. The black mosaic decor of the floor recalls the modernist spirit of the building, while the walls are clad in Burgundy limestone. To the opposite side, a second bedroom (which could also be used as an office) of 12 m², followed by the 14 m² master bedroom with carpet and two large windows. A high revolving door conceals the shower room, decorated with a checkerboard of black and white ceramics. Behind the frosted glass partition follows the laundry room. Two cellars in the basement round off the property.

Our opinion

The residence, designed by a renowned architect, is an architectural success, both technically and aesthetically, with the Eiffel Tower in the spotlight. While space, calm and light are the notable assets of this flat, the independence of the different areas allows for comfort, privacy and movement. The flat can be divided, as there are two separate access doors. The prestige of the district around the Eiffel Tower adds to the seductive setting of the flat. Close to the Champ-de-Mars, the area is rich with gourmet grocery shops, renowned schools, and green and peaceful walks where it is pleasant to stroll even after dark.

1 785 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 728960

Possible number of bedrooms 4
Reception area38 m2
Living space121 m2
Number of rooms 6
Number of bedrooms 3
Cellar
Balcony

Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses 4800 €


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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.

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