in the protected sector of Paris’ 7th arrondissement
This property is in Rue-de-Varenne, between Rue-du-Bac and Rue-Vaneau, in the midst of a protected sector of Paris’ 7th arrondissement. This district is known nowadays for its concentration of embassies and ministries, installed in a multitude of mansion houses, each one more elegant and impressive than the next. Here, finely wrought railings, heavy carriage gates and high walls often hide large gardens where diplomates and businessmen conduct their affairs out of sight of onlookers. Furthermore, the district owes its name to Hôtel-des-Invalides, this splendid building dating from the reign of Louis XIV, constructed to pay tribute to and to treat the war wounded. It is difficult to believe that this land in the 17th century was composed of vast verdant stretches where wild rabbits made their home.
These wings span a ground and first floor, topped with attic space. Their facades feature a total of four bays with windows.
Following on, to form the two lateral wings of the main building facade, a raised ground floor and the first floor are treated as lower sections with a cornice, supporting the roof with its attic floor.
On the facade of the main building and in the centre of seven bays, a basket-handle arched passageway provides access to the rear of the plot and a second courtyard as well as another wing laid out in a U-shape, facing the street. The opposite wall adjoins the garden of Hôtel-Matignon.
The central bay of the main building is wider than the others. On the first floor, just above the passageway, a slightly protruding balcony is supported on coiled corbels featuring acanthus leaf decor. The semi-circular arched lintels of the raised first floor are adorned with keystones bearing mascarons. The window bays are separated by moulding, forming pilasters up to the fourth floor. The fifth floor is preceded by a string course, composed of a modillion cornice. Set in the slate Mansard-style roof are eight curved roof dormers, four in the centre and two at each end on each lateral projection. The Mansard-style roof features breaks with slate sprocket lines and pavilion zinc decks on the lateral projections.
Behind the first courtyard, under the porch on the left-hand side, the door to the entrance hall (with a numerical keypad security system) is set in the middle of an opening composed of glazed panels. Once over the threshold, the floor is covered with marble tiles featuring inlaid decoration. A winding, octagonal, stone stairway is enhanced with a red wool carpet runner, with brass stair rods. Set in the stairwell of this stairway, an impressive metal latticework housing a lift with its glazed, oak wood car, going up to all floors.
This flat takes up an entire floor of the building. Double doors provide entrance to an immense vestibule, laid out longwise, under a ceiling going up to a height of more than 3 metres. The area is illuminated via a wide window, adorned with stained glass, letting in copious amounts of light from a small courtyard. The wide corridor provides access to a total of fifteen adjoining rooms. Old parquet flooring is laid in a diagonal pattern throughout. The size of the rooms is magnified by the depth of the main building. Windows opening on to each of the courtyards bestow through light to all the rooms.
Each wing comprises four windows, light from which illuminates ten rooms on the main courtyard side. On the road side, a wide balcony window is flanked on either side by a window. On the small courtyard side, a back stairway. Bathroom and toilet facilities are to be found in each corner.
On the interior courtyard side, four French windows provide access to a balcony running alongside the building and another three rooms. Another two bathrooms with toilets are to be found in the corners. At the end at right angles, two rooms have French windows, opening on to the balcony with a view over the garden of Hôtel-Matignon.
This exceptional address is to be found in the midst of the protected sector of Paris’ 7th arrondissement, where the mansion houses were designed by the greatest of 17th and 18th century architects. Neighbouring Matignon, the nerve centre of power, this elegant flat is vast, quiet and bright. It is a promise of a privileged place to live that will suit the most discreet of potential buyers. The luminous, high-ceilinged rooms, ingeniously laid out lengthwise, reinforce the impression of space and flexibility. All the assets of prestigious Parisian flats are present. In short, after a few conversion works, this discreetly charming flat will provide a serene, tranquil haven.
8 500 000 € Negotiation fees included
8 173 077 € Fees excluded
4% TTC at the expense of the purchaser
|Possible number of bedrooms||10|
|Reception area||200 m2|
|Living space||458 m2|
|Number of rooms||15|
|Number of bedrooms||8|
|Number of lots||51|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||21520 €|
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.