on the 13th floor of a modern building in the 15th arrondissement
Close to the Montparnasse district, the street is named after Henri Labrouste (1801-1875), the famous architect of the Sainte-Geneviève library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France on Rue de Richelieu. The area features many 14th and 15th arrondissement shops and markets, such as Rue de la Convention and Rue d'Alésia. The nearby Place Falguière adds a touch of provincial atmosphere. The Parc Georges-Brassens provides a breath of fresh air and, for book lovers, there is an antique and second-hand book market.
The property is easily accessed from the Line 13 Metro stations Plaisance and Pernety, served by bus lines 88, 89 and 95.
The entrance hall features a fitted wardrobe and leads to two bedrooms with shared closets and bathroom, lit by tall sliding glass doors. The living room, which also serves as a dining room, could be opened up to include the adjoining kitchen. A useful laundry area adds further comfort to the home.
The 1970s building is of high architectural quality and features a swimming pool, gym and library for use by its inhabitants. There is a cellar in the basement. A parking space is also available, at additional cost.
From the top of the building's thirteenth and final floor, light, calm and panoramic views reign supreme. Covering some 73 m² with a depth of more than 3.5 m, the terrace surrounds the flat with its floor area of nearly 69 m². From each of the rooms, wide sliding doors provide level access to the terrace, offering a panoramic view of the sky and the urban landscape. White walls, large floors laid with chequered or herringbone oak parquet, stoneware tiles and large glass doors enhance the original modernity of the space.
The sleeping area, comprising two bedrooms of around 10 and 11 m², with mahogany-coloured wooden wardrobes and a bathroom, is separate from the day area: A spacious living room of almost 21 m² that, linked to the practical kitchen opening onto the terrace, doubles as a dining room.
A “shared building"
Built in the early 1970s by two architects, André Dorten and Gérard Valory, this residence is an architectural success, both technically and aesthetically. It typifies the modernist movement that emerged in the 1930s, continued in the 1960s and 1970s and which is enjoying a revival today.
It belongs to the generation of buildings called "à partager" (with shared spaces), erected between 1950 and 1980 in every arrondissement of Paris, on both the Left and Right Banks. Designed by renowned architects such as Jean Dubuisson, Bernard Zehrfuss, Michel Andrault and Pierre Parat, talented architects such as Michel Marot, Roger Anger and Maurice Novarina also made their mark.
The "Le Parnassium" residence has all the qualities associated with this type of building, combining the functionality of the communal areas and flats - circulation spaces and light - with an aesthetic and natural feel: the entrances, which open onto tree-lined outdoor spaces, are secured by metal gates followed by glass doors equipped with entry phones. Caretakers live on the premises. In the monumental, graphic entrance hall, the rhythm of the travertine-covered pillars merges with the pulse of decorative stoneware and glazed sandstone panels, true abstract geometric bas-reliefs. Travertine and mosaic, terracotta and mahogany, smoked glass and stainless steel are all part of an aesthetic commitment to multifamily residential housing.
In the basement, in addition to the many parking spaces, a swimming pool, a gym, a sauna, a library and a co-working space embody this pioneering concept of shared services within the commonhold, in keeping with the programme for this type of “shared building".
In keeping with the architectural principle of a "shared building", the residence offers its inhabitants a distinctive quality of life, based on comfort and companionship, in evidence from the moment you enter the building. This includes a permanent caretaker service, generous circulation spaces with a typical and carefully chosen decor, and a swimming pool and gym for residents. Towering the residence, the flat is on the thirteenth floor, with the Parisian skyline in the background. The refurbishment of the indoor and outdoor spaces, with the terrace providing a perfect setting for family meals and moments of relaxation, will allow the new residents to enjoy a privileged place to live in the heart of the capital.
|Total floor area||69 m2|
|Number of rooms||4|
|Reception area||21 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||2|
|Possible number of bedrooms||2|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||4000 €|
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.