a 150 m² flat and its three bedrooms
Rue-Condorcet, just a stone’s throw from the Nouvelle-Athènes district, personifies the spirit of the French capital’s 9th arrondissement. Architect Viollet-le-Duc and the master of swing, Claude Nougaro, both lived there. As of the 19th century, musicians, writers and politicians would meet in the streets to go to dances or the theatre. Lovers of the arts still flock there today to see a show or a concert at La-Cigale, Folies-Bergère or Mogador theatre. The busy shopping street of Rue-des-Martyrs is also very near. The district is home to numerous schools, including the renowned Lycée-Condorcet. This flat is but a few minutes from Pigalle, Saint-Georges and Poissonnière underground stations.
A family flat of high standing
This elegant, 150 m² flat still has all of its stately features. First of all, the 14 m² entrance gallery, lined with oak wood panelling from the 1950’s and illuminated via late 19th century stained glass windows, exudes the property’s welcoming, tranquil atmosphere. Tall openings generously illuminate every room. Facing south-west and north-east, every opening reveals views of the district’s Louis-Philippe style buildings. The walls and 3.2 m high, moulded ceilings, featuring acanthus leaf friezes and central roses, are painted white, as are the double doors. The floors are covered with herringbone or strip pattern, oak wood parquet flooring.
The impressive living room comprises a large, 68 m² reception area, where two Louis XVI style, Carrera marble fireplaces take pride of place. A gallery then leads to the bright kitchen, with its grey sandstone floor tiles. On the courtyard side, two bedrooms, respectively spanning 10 and 12 m², are delightfully decorated in grey and blue hues with ceilings featuring cornices. Each has its own shower room, with a glass tile opening and mosaic floor tiles. Oak wood panelling in the main, 22 m² bedroom conceals a wardrobe.
Just a stone’s throw from Opéra-Garnier and large, bustling shops, this district also abounds in quieter places such as the Museum of Romantic Life which pays tribute to the history of the 9th arrondissement. Cocteau and Truffaut both grew up here, André-Breton made it the epicentre of the surrealist movement, whilst Simone-de-Beauvoir and Edith-Piaf frequented its jazz clubs. The layout and decor of this flat do honour to this glorious past. Highly wrought door locks as well as cast iron casement bolts and mosaic tiles are brought to the fore by a wonderful pallet of bold, harmonious colours on the high walls of these impressive rooms. Dotted here and there, a few modern touches ever enhance the singularity and tranquillity of these premises.
|Reception area||68 m2|
|Living space||152 m2|
|Number of rooms||6|
|Number of bedrooms||3|
|Possible number of bedrooms||4|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||1544 €|
Françoise Fauré-Audouy +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.