A 207 m² family home and its private courtyard
near to Square-Maurice-Gardette in Paris’ 11th arrondissement
Paris, PARIS paris 75011 FR

Location

The wooded Rue-du-Général-Renault, between Avenue-Parmentier and Rue-Saint-Maur, is now a pedestrian street. In the centre, like an island, Square-Maurice-Gardette dominates the district and provides areas for playing as well as nooks and crannies for relaxing in the shade of chestnut, lime and plane trees. Food shops and restaurants are but a stone’s throw away, as are several schools, including the Charles-Péguy primary, secondary and sixth form college. Numerous sites dedicated to the arts also offer a cultural life for children and adults alike. These include the “Atelier des Lumières”, a digital art centre, the Opéra-Bastille and the theatres in the area known as Grands-Boulevards. Voltaire, Saint-Ambroise (line 9) and Richard-Lenoir (line 5) underground stations, together with several bus stops, are all nearby.

Description

Behind the facade of a Haussmannian building, this 207 m² house and its veranda adjoin a private 33 m² courtyard. They all receive a great deal of sunlight. The facade of the residence, with its light-coloured rendering, features six tall windows. Inside, the veranda, with its sliding doors, provides direct access to the living and dining rooms. Following on, a spacious kitchen is separated from the main room by Japanese-style partitions. On the first floor, three bedrooms are laid out around a bathroom. The second floor is taken up by a master bedroom, with a 29 m² lounge and study area, followed by a bathroom, all crowned with a mezzanine in use as a bedroom. The 62 m² basement, illuminated via panels of glass bricks, houses a large studio flat adjoining a shower room, as well as a laundry room and a wine cellar. Two car parking spaces also adjoin the property.

The house

This house is accessed from the wooded, pedestrian street via a dressed stone Haussmannian building. A moulded cornice on scrolled corbels tops the grey wood, moulded-panel gates which lead around the back to the house’s 33 m² flower-filled courtyard. The facade of the house features tall windows on two levels. The veranda windows on the ground floor open into the reception area.

The ground floor with the reception areas

Visitors are immediately impressed by the spaciousness, the luminosity and the tranquillity. A large, open-plan vestibule provides access to a dining room, a living room and a 12 m² fitted kitchen, separated from the main area by Japanese-style partitions. The veranda’s atrium windows let copious amounts of light into the 60 m², north-west facing room. Exotic wood parquet flooring contrasts with the white walls, one of which is covered with a fresco. Wide squares of glass bricks let light through into the basement.

The first floor with three bedrooms and their bathroom

A flight of oak wood steps goes upstairs to three bedrooms, spanning from 8 to 10 m², and their bathroom. Carpeted floors and coloured walls identify each individual bedroom, all illuminated via double windows which look out over the house’s courtyard and the inner courtyard of the neighbouring buildings. The bathroom, decorated with white, glazed tiles, and a separate toilet complete this level.

The second floor with the master bedroom

This second floor, featuring four north-west and south-east facing windows as well as skylights on the mezzanine, is set out as the master bedroom. With a ceiling more than 4 m high, this large, private, 39 m² room comprises a small lounge and a study area, whilst the bedroom takes up the 10 m² mezzanine. This latter area is concealed behind white, wooden railings and illuminated by two skylights. Straw-yellow and white hues provide a pleasant, classical atmosphere, in contrast to that of the modern bathroom, fitted with a bath and a shower. Here, two designer, ultramarine, conical wash-hand basins rise up from the beige ceramic floor tiles.

The basement with a studio flat, a laundry room and a wine cellar

This large, white, 62 m² room somewhat evokes the modernist movement. Widely illuminated via the glass brick panels on the ground floor, this room is laid out around white pillars. They delimit the layout of the studio flat under its white brick vaults, the shower room and the numerous storage areas. A straw-yellow wall provides the unique touch of colour. At the end of the room are a laundry room and a wine cellar.

Our opinion

This house, between Saint-Ambroise church, Truillot Gardens and Square-Maurice-Gardette, stands in a central spot in Paris’ highly sought-after 11th arrondissement. In this district bustling with life and a haven for contemporary artists, but also in the peace and quiet of a pedestrian street and out of sight of onlookers, this house is reminiscent of a pleasant alcove behind the Haussmannian facades. An unpretentious residence, it houses numerous spacious rooms, all independent of one another. They could easily be converted into work areas. But the charm of this home lies in its undeniable luminosity. From the atrium in the reception areas to the skylights in the master suite, everything has been done to ensure that light floods in all day long.

Exclusive sale

1 790 000 € Negotiation fees included
1 704 762 € Fees excluded
5% TTC at the expense of the purchaser


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Reference 761648

Number of rooms 8
Number of bedrooms 4
Possible number of bedrooms 5
Reception area48 m2
Living space207 m2
Surface 33 m2
BOX 1
BOX 2

Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses 2640 €


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Françoise Fauré-Audouy +33 1 42 84 80 85

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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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