just a stone’s throw from the Nouvelle-Athènes district in Paris’ 9th arrondissement
Nouvelle-Athènes (New Athens) was the name given to a housing estate, newly built on the slopes of the Saint-Georges district, by journalist Adolphe-Dureau-de-la-Malle in the 19th century. What was to become a part of Paris’ 9th arrondissement was, at this time, but a suburb where those who took part in the Romantic Movement, such as Delacroix, Géricault and Chopin, would gather. Sumptuous mansion houses reflecting a neo-classical style gradually appeared in the midst of fields and orchards, in an era when playwrights and writers were rediscovering antique masterpieces. Nowadays, this affluent district abounds in restaurants, theatres and concert halls. This flat is only a few minutes from Pigalle (lines 2 and 12), Saint-George (line 12) and Blanche (line 2) underground stations and less than 15 minutes from Saint-Lazare train station.
The clarity of the Burgundy stone floor in the entrance hall elegantly contrasts with its dark green walls. This room then opens into a double, 35 m² living room, illuminated via three vast windows. On one side, a lounge area, boasting rich oak wood parquet flooring, stucco moulding and a marble fireplace, featuring lion’s claws and acanthus leaves, is reminiscent of the Second Empire style. On the other side, a dining area is large enough to seat between four and six guests. This room provides access to a bathroom, steeped in daylight and fitted with an Italian style shower and a large wash-hand basin. Its modern design brings to mind the forms in fashion at the time of Napoleon III. A cleverly concealed storage area houses a washing machine and a tumble dryer. Behind the lounge, a first, 17 m² bedroom looks out over the street. It has the same old parquet flooring and a marble fireplace, topped this time with a tall wall mirror. On the other side of the flat, a second, 30 m² bedroom is especially spacious and could be divided to create a third bedroom or a second shower room. At the end, a first built-in wardrobe is covered with mirrors. Here, the more recent strip pattern parquet flooring features wide, dark-coloured strips of wood. This room is particularly bright courtesy of its two east facing windows. A sliding door provides access to a second wardrobe. And lastly, the red and black kitchen opens via a French window on to a small, unoverlooked terrace. The window that can be glimpsed there is that of a separate toilet in the entrance hall. This flat has its own gas-fired central heating system. The boiler was replaced in 2018. All the windows are double glazed with the exception of those in the kitchen.
This area, where Nouvelle-Athènes meets the colourful nights of the Pigalle district, theatres and museums, is one of the liveliest in the French capital. It is renowned for its typically Haussmannian architecture. Enthusiastic exuberance abounds here with customers filling the cafés, brasseries and department stores, as described by Zola in his novel “Au Bonheur des Dames” (The Ladies’ Delight). In the midst of this agitation, this flat has been meticulously renovated so as to preserve its tranquillity. Great care has also been taken to preserve an atmosphere, particular to the Second Empire, exuded by its parquet flooring, impressive fireplaces and rich stucco decoration, whilst providing it with modern-day home comforts. A place full of energy, it will immediately appeal to its new residents.
|Reception area||35 m2|
|Living space||105.5 m2|
|Number of rooms||3|
|Number of bedrooms||2|
|Possible number of bedrooms||3|
|Surface Terrace||3.5 m2|
|Surface Cellar||11 m2|
|Number of lots||11|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||3920 €|
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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.