A 47 m² architect-designed flat in a post-Haussmann building
near the Hôtel de Soubise in the heart of the Marais district
Paris, PARIS paris 75004 FR


In the heart of the Marais, not far from Rue des Archives and Rue Rambuteau, close to all the shops and restaurants, the area boasts a rich architectural heritage with many historic townhouses. Some of these houses feature secret and almost timeless gardens. These are nevertheless open to all and form real bubbles of tranquillity in the midst of the Marais bustle. Museums, theatres and exhibitions bear witness to an abundant cultural life. Hôtel-de-Ville metro station, served by lines 1 and 11, and Rambuteau metro station, served by line 11, are just a few minutes' walk away.


The property with a floor area of approx. 47 m² is situated in a post-Haussmannian dressed stone building. When renovating the flat, the challenge was to create the most attractive reception area possible: a living room of around 34 m² with a ceiling height of almost 3 m, with two marble fireplaces facing each other and discreetly integrating a study area, a small library and plenty of storage space. The herringbone parquet flooring and the ceiling, adorned with cornices and mouldings, create an elegant atmosphere. A fully equipped, open-plan kitchen blends harmoniously into the overall volume, while a large counter provides ample space for meals.
The shower room with separate lavatory fits between the two spaces and precedes a bedroom, located on the quiet courtyard side. The bedroom features a bespoke library covering the wall behind the bed, and two built-in wardrobes. The property is in excellent condition and includes a cellar.

The building

This post-Haussmannian building dates from the 1920s. In the early 19th century, a desire arose to broaden the streets of Paris and create wider arteries in place of the narrow, unhealthy medieval alleyways. New buildings were erected, heralding the future Haussmann style. The industrial revolution introduced a new construction technique that took on the architectural features of the noble 18th century, while producing components on a large scale: cement tiles, cast-iron railings, fireplaces with marble surrounds and the famous mouldings reproduced in large quantities.
The building is of dressed stone with large, rectangular or arched windows. The shared areas are of a very high level of craftsmanship, in particular the hallway with its mosaic floor and moulded ceiling, and the staircase leading to the upper floors with its wood-covered steps, wrought-iron balustrade and wooden handrail. The double entrance door leads to a second doorway with keycode entry system and interphone.

The flat

With a floor area of approx. 47 m², it has been completely renovated by an architect with the aim of extending the reception area: it now spans 34 m² with a ceiling height of almost 3 m. In the living room, two marble fireplaces face each other, the flooring is of herringbone parquet and the ceilings are enhanced by cornices. Two large arched period windows with wrought iron spearhead guardrails let the light flood in and open onto the outside. A small library, storage space and a study area with indirect lighting have been subtly integrated into the room. The kitchen includes a large counter that doubles as a dining area, with plenty of cleverly devised storage space. A shower room and separate lavatory precede the bedroom, which faces the quiet courtyard. Here, built-in bookshelves cover the wall behind the headboard and two built-in wardrobes provide optimised storage space.

Our opinion

A flat with a modern take on classicism, redesigned volumes and plenty of natural light, where the utmost attention has been paid to comfort and elegance. The architect's renovation project perfectly reflected the need for an expanded reception area. The living room is similar to that of a large flat, with all the features expected of a traditional Parisian home: parquet flooring, mouldings and fireplaces. The space is both functional and comfortable, perfect for everyday living, alone or as a couple, as well as for entertaining.

Exclusive sale

685 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense

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Reference 701260

Total floor area 47 m2
Number of rooms 2
Ceiling height 2.90
Number of bedrooms 1

Number of lots 17
Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses 2207 €

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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