A concealed, 140 m² house and its 95 m² garden at the entrance to Vincennes Wood
in the Porte-Dorée district of Paris’ 12th arrondissement
Paris, PARIS paris 75012 FR


The Porte-Dorée district, along Avenue-Daumesnil, owes its name to Porte-Dorée Palace, an amazing Art Deco gem constructed for the 1931 Colonial Exhibition. The building therefore inaugurated this monumental architecture movement in Paris, before Chaillot Palace and Tokyo Palace. It currently houses the Immigration History Museum. This predominantly residential sector is near to all amenities: schools, food shops and sports facilities. The streets are also the immediate neighbours of Vincennes Wood, an excellent place for taking leisurely walks which will also appeal to nature lovers and outdoor sports enthusiasts. As regards mobility, this district has an excellent public transport network (underground, line 8 and tramway, line T3a) making it easy to reach the centre of the French capital. The proximity of the A6 motorway is also an asset when seeking to leave the city quickly.


This house, in the midst of an immaculately kept co-owned property, is perfectly concealed behind a building. Once through the building’s entrance hall, a wrought iron door, flanked by tall bamboo plants and a palm tree, leads to a 95 m², quiet, verdant garden. At the end, this house spans a floor surface area of 140 m² (121.50 m² when measured according to the French Carrez law).
Inside, an entrance hall provides access to a vast, 56 m² reception area, composed of a large and a small lounge as well as a dining room. The latter is surrounded and illuminated by picture windows, giving it the air of a conservatory. With strip pattern parquet flooring throughout, this room is topped with a long, open mezzanine, the balustrade of which provides a view looking down on to the living areas, reinforcing a feeling of spaciousness. The exposed stone walls and the painted beams reflect a rustic style. A separate, fully-fitted kitchen is big enough to include an eating area.
At the other end of this first section of the house, a first bedroom, adjoining a bathroom, comprises numerous built-in cupboards and gives an unobstructed view over the garden. At the top of the stairway, the mezzanine extends longwise and leads to a second bedroom, with a sloping ceiling, as well as a to study, also laid out under the roof.
The garden is enhanced with a multitude of plants and shrubs. The independent annexe building, a large luminous room, with a toilet, could be transformed into a bedroom or an additional work area.

Our opinion

This attractive house offers its residents a chance to live in a garden in the city centre, as if between the town and the country. Both delightful and charming, it features a sober, rustic interior, bringing nature to the fore. The exposed stone walls and the wooden parquet floors are a permanent reflection of the little alleyway leading from the property entrance to the threshold of the residence as well as to the palm tree and tall, green bamboo plants outside. Furthermore, the dining room is designed as a conservatory, lined with picture windows it appears to be nestling in a verdant setting. This property therefore exudes the air of a haven of peace far from the trials and tribulations of the city. These tranquil and yet lively, urban surroundings will appeal to a family, especially as the rooms are flexible and could be adapted to suit all their requirements.

1 790 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense

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Reference 231328

Reception area55 m2
Living space140 m2
Number of rooms 5
Number of bedrooms 3
Surface Store room4 m2

Number of lots 30
Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses 2800 €

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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