a French Directory-style house, resembling a folly
This property is near to Palais-Bourbon, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs commonly known as “Quai-d’Orsay”, a building where foreign heads of state and diplomats are received, and the Esplanade-des-Invalides. It is in the most prestigious section of Rue-de-l’Université. Known in the 16th century as “chemin des treilles” as it led to an islet known as Ile-de-Treilles, currently called the Ile-des-Cygnes, this road owes its name to the University of Paris, also known as the Sorbonne. In the 12th century, the University of Paris purchased a plot of land alongside the river Seine, west of the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, land that was donated in 1639 to become a new district of Paris, the main street of which took the name “Rue-de-l’Université”.
In this residential district with its 18th century mansion houses and excellent politics, potential buyers can but dream of follies, those meeting places where society and intellectuals used to gather right through until the early 19th century, creating an abundance of culture as well as moral and frivolous liberty, as illustrated by the fashionable aristocrats known as the “Incroyables” and their female counterparts, the “Merveilleuses”, the French Directory style and Chateaubriand. This property invariably exudes an air of a past world, the stones of which perpetuate life. Here, the rooms project their residents into a Parisian way of life, where luxury, discretion and small families will find a home. This extremely stylish, detached house can be lived in straightaway. With no works to be scheduled and no immediate neighbours, it is an exceptional property.
4 900 000 € Negotiation fees included
4 666 667 € Fees excluded
5% TTC at the expense of the purchaser
|Number of rooms||5|
|Number of bedrooms||2|
|Possible number of bedrooms||3|
|Living space||151 m2|
|Surface Cellar||9.5 m2|
|Number of lots||14|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||5573 €|
Guillaume Naa +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.