in the peace and quiet, near Place-de-la-Bastille
This flat, in Paris’ 11th arrondissement, is just a stone’s throw from Place-de-la-Bastille, in the peace and quiet of one of the many paved courtyards in Rue-du-Faubourg-Saint-Antoine. For centuries, this district was renowned for its craft industries and abounded in cabinet makers, furniture varnishers, gilders, inlayers and upholsters. Nowadays, the old workshops have been replaced by firms of architects, artistic centres and other start-ups, just like this old workshop transformed into an open-plan flat. The location is ideal: just a stone’s throw from Bastille and Aligre markets, a supermarket as well as numerous shops. Rue-de-Lappe and Rue-de-la-Roquette, hot spots for Parisian nightlife, are less than 5 minutes away. It is but a 3-minute walk from Bastille underground station (lines 1, 5 and 8).
The open-plan flat
This open-plan flat takes up one wing of the old workshops which are accessed via a wooden stairway supported on an old metal framework or via a lift. Facing east, this flat looks directly out over the verdant, paved courtyard through wide picture windows. It spans 87.1 m² of living space (when measured in accordance with the French Carrez law) and was converted some 30 years ago. With no load-bearing walls, this extremely versatile space is currently laid out around a lounge-dining room (spanning more than 28 m²) with a fireplace, and a vestibule providing access to a bedroom with a washing area (awaiting conversion). An ingenious mobile partition makes it possible to open or close the adjoining study. A hall section leads to a kitchen, with an eating area, a toilet and the main bedroom, its open-plan bathroom including a bath. This flat is embellished throughout with cupboards and storage areas. Floors are covered with old strip pattern parquet flooring. The ceilings feature thick exposed beams. A few bricks are also reminiscent of an old hearth.
The redevelopment of Place-de-la-Bastille and Rue-du-Faubourg-Saint-Antoine transformed an entire section of the French capital. The quality of life was vastly improved in this area which has become an extension of the Marais district, not to be missed. In these highly sought-after surroundings, under a sea of exposed beams, this open-plan flat is brimming with assets: a versatile living space that is spacious and airy, with wonderful old architectural features, combined with the charm of Parisian paved, wooded courtyards. The alchemy of stone and wood forms a sort of bubble of well-being, both near and far from the city’s hustle and bustle, where new owners will have but to add their own personal touches.
|Reception area||30 m2|
|Living space||87.1 m2|
|Number of rooms||4|
|Number of bedrooms||3|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||2984 €|
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.