in a passageway typical of Paris’ 11th arrondissement in the Faubourg-Saint-Antoine district
For centuries the Faubourg-Saint-Antoine district in Paris’ 11th arrondissement was steeped arts and crafts. It abounded in cabinetmakers, furniture varnishers, gilders, inlayers and upholsterers. From these far-off days remain numerous buildings and narrow streets, just like this old-fashioned passageway where factories and workshops could once have stood. This property is right there, where Paris’ old perimeter walls used to be, in the continuation of Rue-Saint-Antoine, between Rue-Saint-Maur and Rue-du-Faubourg-Saint-Antoine.
The location is ideal: between Place-de-la-Bastille and Place-de-la-Nation, not only near to the verdant Square-Trousseau, with its centuries-old trees and its music stand, but also not far from the verdant stretch, known as “Coulée-Verte”, above the Daumesnil arcades. Rue-d’Aligre and its daily market are less than 500 m away. The shops in the listed Halle-Beauvau, a covered market constructed in 1843, are naturally surrounded by numerous bars, restaurants and delicatessens. As regards transport, Ledru-Rollin underground station (line 8) is but a 3-minute walk.
A lift goes to all floors and this fourth-floor flat is accessed from the outside via a balcony corridor. The L-shaped, 140 m² layout provides access, first of all, to four bedrooms, each with storage areas. Three of them are bordered by an 18 m long, 1.3 m wide balcony. The fourth bedroom, spanning more than 15 m², has a south-facing window. A corridor also leads to a shower room, a bathroom and two separate toilets.
The reception area, including the entrance hall, a living room and a kitchen, spans a total of approx. 60 m². These sections are separated by a plain glazed opening in order to optimise space and light all day long. The fully fitted kitchen, with a granite worksurface, is tiled and features recent domestic appliances.
A storage area at the end of the fourth-floor balcony corridor is included in the sale of the flat, together with a car parking space and a cellar in the basement of the building.
Since the redevelopment of Place-de-la-Bastille and Rue-du-Faubourg-Saint-Antoine, an entire section of the French capital has metamorphosized into a flamboyant symbol of a trendy and bohemian art of living. In this sought-after setting, chic boutiques are at the forefront of fashion, daring young starred chefs breathe new life into typically Parisian cafés and designers transform the workshops of yesteryear into open-plan flats and other art galleries. This property is right next to Alegre market as well as the picturesque Square-Trousseau and yet is in the peace and quiet of a delightful passageway. Looking out at the sky as well as over the slate and zinc roofs, the wide balcony and the windows let in copious amounts of light. There is no doubt that this is a family home.
|Living space||140 m2|
|Number of rooms||5|
|Number of bedrooms||4|
|Surface Cellar||5 m2|
|Surface Parking 1||12 m2|
|Surface Terrace||24 m2|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||3800 €|
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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.