in a private, no-through road in the Saint-Ambroise district in Paris’ 11th arrondissement
The Saint-Ambroise district, between Oberkampf, Ménilmontant, Rue-du-Chemin-Vert, Boulevard-Beaumarchais and Boulevard-des-Filles-du-Calvaire, is in a privileged location in the midst of the French capital’ 11th arrondissement. In these little paved streets, students and artists gather on the terraces to enjoy the atmosphere of this trendy Parisian district. Set back off the main roads, this house is in Villa-Gaudelet, a gated street protected by a numerical keypad security system. The paved alleyway, bordered by plants, runs alongside lime-rendered houses and old workshops with zinc roofs, a reminder of this district’s traditional craft and industrial past. Ménilmontant (line 2) and Parmentier (line 3) underground stations are just a 5-minute walk away.
The ground floor comprises a bedroom, followed by a shower room and a toilet. The first floor has a similar layout. On the second floor, the stairway leads, on one side, to a third bedroom. Converted into a music studio, this room is perfectly soundproof. On the other side are a study and a living room with a fireplace. The top floor can be reached via the main stairway and by a straight stairway. On one side, the mezzanine is steeped in light courtesy of several atrium windows. This area looking down on to the living room houses a large, fully fitted kitchen which opens on to a dining room. At the other side of the landing is a fourth bedroom, with a sloping ceiling and a shower room.
Natural light is ensured throughout by numerous, large oculi, unquestionably reminiscent of ships’ portholes, as well as atrium and large windows. All the floors are covered with a fine resinated gravel. Heating is provided by a heat pump. The cellar is located in a separate building which is accessed from the courtyard.
From its glass facade to its outstanding stairway, with its curved, metal-tube railings, this house reflects a modernist and contemporary style to the outside world, like an allusion to the industrial past of this lively, working-class district. Inside, the bright, open spaces, ingeniously laid out, take full advantage of their home comforts and welcoming aesthetics. The large oculi bring to mind great cruise liners, those who made the legendry Atlantic crossings in the last century. All that is left is for residents to drop anchor in this peaceful haven, away from the hustle and bustle of Parisian life.
|Possible number of bedrooms||4|
|Reception area||80 m2|
|Living space||180 m2|
|Number of rooms||6|
|Number of bedrooms||3|
|Number of lots||4|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||1750 €|
Armelle Casanova +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.