including a 70 m² original vaulted cellar
In the 4th arrondissement, the history of the Île Saint-Louis, one of the two inhabited natural islands of the Seine, is closely linked to that of King Louis XI. Originally, it was made up of two smaller islets: Île Notre-Dame and Île aux Vaches (cattle island), where the man whom history will remember as Saint Louis came to pray in the 13th century. The waterway that separated the two islets was filled in 1614, under Marie de Médicis. Thus, the two islands became one: the Île Saint-Louis. Today in the centre of the capital, it has become one of the most upmarket districts in Paris. On the most commercial artery, between the Berthillon ice cream parlour and the famous Ulysse bookshop, the facades of typically charming shops and the carriage entrances of prestigious town houses follow one after another. This is where the commercial premises are located, with a large shop window in front.
Inside, the eye is immediately drawn to the solid oak floor with its wide, straight strips that emphasise the visual perspective. The white painted ceiling beams and joists further highlight the linear view. On one side, the entire wall has been laid bare to the full height and depth of the ground floor, revealing the re-pointed period stones. Structural supports and crossbeams complement the solid stem walls, topped by metal frames identical to those on the façade, forming three offices.
In the extension, a glass roof lights the spiral staircase, situated opposite a toilet. Right next to the stairs, the second entrance to the premises opens onto the building's corridor, allowing easy circulation between all the spaces. At the back of the premises, the kitchen lies under the second glass roof.
Further on, three columns conceal a second straight staircase leading to the vaulted cellar. The two staircases serve two connecting spaces, which can be used as utility or storage rooms. The vaulted ceilings are exposed stonework. The flooring is beige-coloured cement. A wall of vertical solid pine cladding with open-work hides the technical installations.
On either side of the river, multiple bridges link the Île Saint-Louis from the Right Bank to the Marais; from the Left Bank to the Latin Quarter and the Île de la Cité. The area has become the natural crossroads of all the villages that today make up the global city of Paris. Amblers necessarily pass by during their daytime wanderings, intellectuals and aesthetes from all over the world find literary or antique treasures in the back of the shops. With a prestigious address, the business premises are ideally located and - thanks to their careful renovation - suitable for many activities. The perfect integration of the period architectural features and the carefully chosen materials give a dynamic and contemporary touch to an elegant and sober ensemble with character. A prime location, perfectly connected to public transport.
2 625 000 € Negotiation fees included
2 500 000 € Fees excluded
5% TTC at the expense of the purchaser
|Living space||226 m2|
|Number of rooms||6|
|Number of lots||20|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||6608 €|
Guillaume Naa +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.