on the edge of Montmartre hill in the Clignancourt district
In Paris’ 18th arrondissement, at the foot of Montmartre hill, the northern slope of which, once rural and dotted with follies, leads to the old hamlet of Clignancourt, where Rue-Custine was created by French Order in 1867. It was on the vestiges of the parklands of the “Château Rouge” - a manor house built in 1780 and a dance hall popular amongst the night owls in the first half of the 19th century - that the street and the surrounding areas were divided into building plots. The district, still highly appreciated by artists, is a delightful and lively place to live: bars, little shops, designer boutiques and restaurants are mixed with the Montmartre theatres and cinemas. A touch of magic floats in the air as would confirm André-Breton who, in rue-Becquerel, fell under the magnetic charm of Nadja.
Protected by a numerical keypad security system, the building vestibule, lined with marble panels, has mosaic flooring, the motifs of which are a repetition of those on the carriage doors. The floors are reached through double glazed doors, controlled by an interphone security system. On the right-hand side, a lift; on the left, a closed string stairway.
Located on the road side of the second floor, this flat has a layout that is very easy to move around and comprises three main, south-west facing rooms. The entrance gives access to a corridor, lined with a custom-built bookcase and successively leading, on the right-hand side, to a first bedroom, an adjoining lounge and a second bedroom. On the left-hand side, a toilet, a shower room and a spacious kitchen, all fitted with windows. The first bedroom is embellished with a Carrera marble fireplace, topped with a rocaille-style mirror trumeau. It opens on to a balcony with an unobstructed view, featuring the Sacré-Cœur bell-tower as a backdrop. The lounge, with a wide window lined with a balustrade, includes a Prussian, glazed, ceramic wood-burning stove, adorned with flower-patterned crosses. The second bedroom is also enhanced with a balcony which, once again, can take a table. Herringbone pattern parquet flooring, cement floor tiles, cornices adorned with flowers and shells contribute to the preserved charm of these premises. A deep cupboard at the end of the corridor as well as a basement cellar complete this property.
Although the festive spirit of the Roaring Twenties has undeniably marked the district with its cabarets, that of Maurice-Chevalier, who lived in the building, still reigns throughout the floors, now occupied by different generations of artists. The premises exude an undeniable charm that has been preserved in this flat, right down to the rocaille-style door handles. Perched in the trees, with its two balconies, facing one of Paris’ most emblematic buildings, this is a delightful pied-à-terre, with a good public transport network, which could also suit a family. As to the immediate surroundings, the proximity of the FEMIS (National School for Image and Sound) makes it sought-after by cinema enthusiasts, the shady terraces of the so-called Square-de-la-Turlure are an invitation to take a stroll and Montmartre hill is guaranteed to delight.
|Living space||68 m2|
|Number of rooms||3|
|Number of bedrooms||2|
|Possible number of bedrooms||2|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||1560 €|
Marine Veilleux +33 1 42 84 80 85
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.