A 123 m² flat exuding preserved charm and tranquillity, ideal for mixed purposes,
on the second floor of an elegant Haussmannian building in Paris’ Arsenal district
Paris, PARIS paris 75004 FR


In the shade of the Célestins Barracks, designed by Jacques-Hermant at the very end of the 19th century, Boulevard-Henri-IV links Ile-Saint-Louis to Place-de-la-Bastille, making it easy to get from one bank to the other. Living here means having one quarters in the heart of the Marais district, frequenting Arsenal Gardens, dreaming of a distant world in front of the marina and settling amidst an eventful urban history, as proved by the neighbouring Hôtel-Fieubet. Dotted with places of interest such as the International City of Arts, Saint-Paul village, Bastille Opera House, the Bibliothèque-et-le-Pavillon-de-l’Arsenal library, galleries and private addresses, the area gives free reign to contemporary creation without forgetting its heritage.


Constructed in 1911, the building reflects a dressed stone facade crisscrossed with grooves and enhanced with plant-inspired decorative features: an entrance panel and railings, sculpted with laurel leaves, as well as corbels and lintels, embellished with garlands of roses. The eclecticism of its bays of windows, some protruding, some arched, is specific to the post-Haussmannian repertoire. Elegant, black, wrought iron, arched doors open into a vestibule, paved with marble which contrasts with the modillion cornice adorned with acanthus leaves, supported by a frieze of Vitruvian scrolls and oak leaves framing the ceiling. Once through a glazed door, fitted with an interphone security system, a first hall provides access to the building courtyard over which this property looks. The caretaker keeps watch from her lodge. A canopy runs along the quarry stone block facade and leads to a second hall, enhanced with a mosaic floor. This flat is laid out on the second floor; it can be reached via the lift or the stairway which is illuminated via wide openings, filled with raised, decorative, stained glass.
Facing south-west, this flat spans a surface area of 123 m² under 3.20 m high ceilings. The entrance hall reveals, on one side, a vast living area composed of a lounge, a dining room and a semi-open-plan kitchen, behind which are a first bedroom and a shower room. The entrance hall further includes a separate toilet and access to an anteroom leading to a second bedroom, which can also be reached via the lounge, as well as a third bedroom, adjoining a shower room. This flat is enhanced with herringbone pattern parquet flooring and three fireplaces, one of which is in good working order. The latter are topped with trumeaux, featuring mirrors and decorated with ribbons, garlands and flower baskets. The plant decoration extends to the moulding, cornices and pediments that adorn some of the rooms, bestowing them with a certain elegance.

Our opinion

Exuding great conversion potential, this flat is equally well suited to a family way of life as to the organising of events or to offices for a self-employed professional, but it will need to undergo restoration works in order to regain its splendour of yesteryear. The preserved tranquillity of the setting makes this a choice property in a district that is popular amongst history buffs and enthusiasts of concealed havens. The immediate proximity of Rives-de-Seine Park will delight the most active, whilst access in less than 30 minutes to all Parisian train stations will appeal to globetrotters.

1 320 000 €
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Reference 787239

Reception area35.93 m2
Ceiling height3.20
Living space122.94 m2
Number of rooms 5
Number of bedrooms 3
Surface Cellar15 m2
destination placesmixte

Number of lots 49
Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses 6060 €

Aucune procédure en cours menée sur le fondement des articles 29-1 A et 29-1 de la loi n°65-557 du 10 juillet 1965 et de l’article L.615-6 du CCH

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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.

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