In the Butte aux Cailles district, in Paris' 13th arrondissement;
a bright, 200 m² house and its patio
Paris, PARIS paris 75013 FR


Still covered with fields, woods and mills at the end of the 19th century, the Butte aux Cailles hill and its surrounding district were not attached to Paris until 1860. From this period, the district has retained a certain village soul with its cobbled streets, small buildings and colourful houses such as the "Petite Alsace" or the "Villa Daviel". From the listed Art-Deco swimming pool of the Butte-aux-Cailles to the Roman-Byzantine church of Sainte-Anne de la Butte-au-Cailles, via the lively streets of the Cinq-Diamants, families and friends meet on the terraces of bars and leading restaurants.
The house is located less than ten minutes from the Place d'Italie metro station (lines 5, 6 and 7), which makes it easy to reach the four corners of the capital or to be in the very centre of Paris in just a few minutes. The landscaped Montsouris park is a 15-minute walk away, as is the Jardin des Plantes.


From a quiet pedestrian cul-de-sac, the early 20th century house, discreet but atypical, offers no clue to its beautiful volumes. Built by Ernest Boiton, a foreman at the Manufacture des Gobelins, the house served as his workshop for a long time and more recently housed the staff of the Guide du Routard for almost twenty years.

The fully tiled entrance opens onto the ground floor where you can enter directly with your bike or scooter. The first level mainly offers a reception area of more than 50m², including a living room with light solid oak flooring. The dining room is set under a large glass roof that lets in plenty of light. The industrial style of the house is punctuated by large picture windows in Fineline steel with double glazing and good thermal insulation. The complex is extended by the teak patio adorned with a few plants allowing for pleasant outdoor lunches.
In the living room, the straight wooden staircase blends in perfectly with the contemporary décor. It leads to the 35 m² master bedroom where a skylight has been created and allows a glimpse of the living room. The bedroom is not only bright but also spacious with a ceiling height of 4.5 metres. The solid oak floor in dark brown tones offsets the lightness of the space. Next door, the private bathroom offers a walk-in shower, a double sink and a toilet.
Finally, the basement, which was used as a cellar for a long time, has been completely renovated and fitted out as a gym, with a hammam/sauna, shower and laundry room. Two additional cellars complete this house.
The house also has access to another small courtyard proudly displaying a piece of street art by the artist couple Jana & JS. This is where the separate 20 m² kitchen with its central island is located. It leads directly to the outbuilding of the house with its own entrance. This second living space features two bedrooms of approximately 13m² each, with high ceilings of more than 3.30 metres, old solid wood flooring and mouldings characteristic of the post-Haussmann period. A shower room with a walk-in shower provides complete independence for this part of the house.

Our opinion

In one of Paris' bustling districts, known for its bohemian and family spirit, there is no doubt that this bright and contemporary workers’ house has had several lives. From the artist's studio it was at the beginning of the 20th century to the headquarters of world travellers in the 1980s, the house has been transformed after a careful and meticulous renovation into a warm dwelling where clarity, originality and comfort reign supreme. The rooms are large enough to increase the impression of space and sufficiently independent to allow a certain amount of privacy and, if necessary, to accommodate an office or a professional practice.

2 280 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense

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Reference 273841

Reception area50 m2
Ceiling height3.3
Living space200 m2
Number of rooms 6
Number of bedrooms 3
Possible number of bedrooms 4
Surface Cellar8 m2
Surface Cellar8 m2
Inner courtyard

Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses 1700 €

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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