An early 20th century, 110 m² house and its garden
in the tranquillity of a no-through road in the lively Ménilmontant district
Paris, PARIS paris 75020 FR


On the top of its hill, the Ménilmontant district, once a suburb of the old town of Belleville, now resounds like one of Paris’ most dynamic districts. Eclectic and colourful, the little paved streets still exude their village atmosphere whilst reflecting an artistic character in the form of numerous frescoes here and there on the walls. It is not therefore surprising that Édith-Piaf made it “her” district and that Maurice-Chevalier and starred chef, Thierry-Marx, took up residence there.
The house is within easy reach of everything: good restaurants, concert halls, food shops and public transport, with underground stations on lines 3b and 11 as well as bus routes 26, 96 and 60. State infant and junior schools are just a 5-minute walk; the Jean-Baptiste-Clément secondary school is but 10 minutes away. The area also includes green open spaces such as Saint-Simoniens Square and Belleville Park, both just a stone’s throw away.


This house, spanning a total surface area of approx. 110 m², was built as a workman’s cottage in a quiet no-through road at the beginning of the 20th century. With its good aspect and its many double-glazed windows, it is a bright, luminous home even when the weather is gloomy. The house has been completely renovated using good quality materials. The floors are laid with light-coloured, solid wood parquet flooring, whilst the bathrooms and toilets are lined with coloured or “underground style” tiles.
The property is accessed through long, sea-green, iron railings, making it possible to isolate the 57 m² garden from the rest of the street. Said garden is laid out in front of the house, under the windows with their wrought iron railings. It is extended by a recent, stone-paved terrace. A flight of steps, sheltered by a canopy, goes up from the terrace to the threshold of the house. Behind the wrought iron and glass entrance door, also sea-green, the lobby gives direct access to an open-plan kitchen and dining room. A lounge, separated from this first area via a simple partition, spans approx. 17m². It would be possible to remove said partition to create one large room. Further on is a guest toilet.
A wide, comfortable period stairway goes up to the first floor. It comprises a room that can be used as a study or a child’s bedroom as well as to two other bedrooms, a shower room and a separate toilet. The second floor is taken up by the main bedroom with its own shower room.
The basement is sound and completely converted. The millstone grit, a rich, naturally insulating material, has been left exposed. This level comprises a boiler room, with its new gas-fired boiler, a laundry room, a cellar as well as a room, spanning approx. 10 m². Laid with tiles, it could be used as storage area or a games room. The garden also includes a shed, ideal for storing the lawnmower and other tools.

Our opinion

The peace and quiet of a no-through road as well as the comfort and surface area of a house, all in a trendy, Bohemian district of Paris. A promising summary that is also a little brief as this little workman’s cottage is full of surprises. Its many rooms are bright and functional, the materials used for the renovation works are perfectly suited to the house’s sober, neat and refined character. Several period features, such as the stairway, have also been preserved. Meticulous care has been taken with the upkeep, leaving very few costs for new owners for several years. It is a home that has been successfully reinvented.

Exclusive sale

1 450 000 € Negotiation fees included
1 380 952 € Fees excluded
5% TTC at the expense of the purchaser

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Reference 387975

Land registry surface area 179 m2
Reception area30 m2
Living space128 m2
Number of rooms 6
Number of bedrooms 4
Surface Cellar36 m2
Surface Garden57 m2
Surface Store room4 m2

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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