A 19th century, millstone grit house, its three bedrooms and its terrace
in the fashionable district of Saint-Ouen on the outskirts of Paris
Saint-Ouen, SEINE-SAINT-DENIS paris 93400 FR


In the northern suburbs of Paris, Saint-Ouen is a town that appeals more and more to residents of the Ile-de-France region. In addition to the flea market that made it famous far beyond French borders, the town is now home to numerous company head offices, new restaurants and chic boutiques, whilst rehabilitating its building heritage. Art is also inviting itself to all street corners, to the point where Saint-Ouen is now dubbed the “new Brooklyn”. This house stands there, in the midst of the up-market district of Saint-Ouen, near to the well-known flea market, but also sheltered from its hustle and bustle and 400 metres from the international Montessori school. Bus route 85, which passes nearby, provides a link to Châtelet-Les-Halles taking some 20 minutes. A little further away, the recent extension of line 14 of the underground provides an 8-minute link to Saint-Lazare and RER train line C. And lastly, for enthusiasts of sporting and ecological means of locomotion, Montmartre is but a 10-minute bike ride away.


Built around 1850, this house is one of those in which the Northern Railroad Company chose to accommodate its workmen during the construction of Gare-du-Nord train station. Spanning two stories, under a steep roof and clad with millstone grit (a good, natural insulating material), it is typical of the 19th century. Its 54 m² courtyard, protected by a gate and numerous climbing plants, is big enough not only to park a car or several two-wheeled vehicles, but also to set up an eating area and take advantage of the sun when the weather is fine.
This house, spanning a ground surface area of approx. 120 m², opens into a bright, 27 m² reception room. Light floods in through the numerous openings and enhances not only the deep, warm colour of the terracotta floor tiles, but also the marble fireplace. A separate kitchen, illuminated via a lightwell, is sufficiently well laid out as to be able to seat two.
A quarter-turning, wooden stairway goes up from the lounge to the various levels. The first floor comprises two bright bedrooms, one of which has a fireplace, and a shower room. The second floor is taken up by the main 15 m² bedroom, adjoining a second bathroom, with a slipper bath. The floor is covered with old, strip pattern parquet flooring throughout, its colour an exact match with the various doors, creating harmony between the various areas and giving them all a rustic touch. The basement, spanning 30 m², could be converted into a wine cellar, a storage area or a laundry room, in keeping with the future owners’ requirements.

Our opinion

A workman’s house that has become a middle-class home. Such is the fate of this small piece of building heritage with its plain, functional architecture. What was once common has become rare. Cast iron, iron, brick and stone, combinations that would only be possible today at great expense. Simplicity, luminosity and quality are all it takes to come down through the ages.

1 040 000 €
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Reference 591378

Land registry surface area 138 m2
Reception area30 m2
Living space120 m2
Number of rooms 4
Number of bedrooms 3
Possible number of bedrooms 3
Surface Cellar30 m2
Surface Terrace54 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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