near Champ-de-Mars and the shops in Rue-Saint-Dominique and Rue-Cler
The Gros-Caillou district, near to the shops in Rue-Saint-Dominique and Rue-Cler, owes its name to a boundary stone which, in the Middle-Ages, marked the delimitation between the lands granted by the king of France to the parishes of Sainte-Geneviève and Saint-Germain-des-Prés. A time when this part of Paris was still covered with fields and orchards. Nowadays, sumptuous buildings, where overseas delegations have installed their embassies, stand on the site of an old tobacco factory. The prestige of these premises is ideal for representation purposes especially as the area is dominated by the Eiffel Tower and Champs-de-Mars. This flat is just there, barely 200 metres from the “Iron Lady”. Behind, Quai-Branly, the Jacques-Chirac Museum, its gardens spanning close to two hectares and the magnificent Russian Orthodox Sainte-Trinité Cathedral add further prestige to this address. As regards public transport, Pont-de-l'Alma RER train station and École-Militaire (line 8) underground station are nearby as are bus routes 42, 69 and 86.
Constructed in the 19th century and historically intended for students training to be officers at the nearby École-Militaire, this building spans four stories, reached via the main stairway or a lift. Its sober architecture, highly representative of the era, is set out around three interior courtyards. The main entrance, protected by a security lobby, leads to a hall, revamped and modernised in the 1990’s. The moulded communal areas are in a good state of repair and feature inlaid stone decoration. The facade rendering was recently redone.
This third floor flat extends over 60 m² of living space and has a triple aspect, facing north, east and south (main facade), courtesy of its position overlooking two courtyards. Consequently, the rooms are very quiet, especially as they were fully renovated two years ago. Sound-proofing and a sound system were installed in the ceiling, the floors were laid with new light-coloured, strip pattern parquet flooring and the period windows, with their wrought iron railings, were changed.
The front door opens directly into a lounge, illuminated via two windows. Following on, a fully fitted kitchen opens on to a dining room, with its many storage areas concealed behind tall mirrored doors.
At the other end, a first shower room, with a toilet, is exclusively reserved for guests. Further on, a reasonably-sized bedroom, enhanced with cornices, adjoins a dressing room and a second private shower room, with a toilet.
Each area of this flat, in the midst of Paris’ bubbling cultural life, in the heart of this cosmopolitan city, has been carefully and meticulously remodelled. Between well-defined lines and gracious curves exists a harmonious home where everything appears bigger and brighter courtesy of the ingenious use made of mirrors and windows. Wood and glass have been perfectly combined to create a contemporary look. This refined and elegant property, enhanced with white, greyish-beige and silver, is like a jewellery box with a jealously guarded secret, right next to the Eiffel Tower.
|Reception area||36.90 m2|
|Living space||60 m2|
|Number of rooms||3|
|Number of bedrooms||1|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||1540 €|
Renaud Goalabré +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.