on Rue-Beaurepaire, very near to Saint-Martin canal
Rue-Beaurepaire, in Paris’ 10th arrondissement, links Place-de-la-République to Saint-Martin canal. It has long been known to trendy people throughout Paris. The road, created in the 19th century, is lined with Haussmannian style buildings, with their harmonious architecture, housing designer boutiques, bars emblematic of the district as well as new avant-garde establishments. Several schools and day nurseries are in the immediate vicinity. The district has a very good public transport network, making it easy to move around the French capital courtesy of underground stations such as Jacques-Bonsergent, République and Goncourt (lines 3, 5, 8, 9 and 11). The Gare-du-Nord train station, with links to all large European cities, is but a 15-minute walk away.
Like all the others along Rue-Beaurepaire, the building was constructed in 1890 as a result of the major works undertaken by Baron-Haussmann on the orders of Napolean III, who wanted to make Paris an airy, modern town. The building and its neighbours are all architecturally coherent and homogeneous. The dressed stone building is typical of the Haussmannian style, with balconies running alongside and featuring finely wrought railings which go elegantly with the sculpted lintels and other fluting. Recently re-rendered, the building spans five levels, topped with another floor given over to staff bedrooms, all of which can be reached via a stairway or a lift. Tall carriage doors open off the street into an entrance lobby, protected by numerical keypad and interphone security systems, which provides access to a wooded rear courtyard.
Spanning a through, floor surface area of 86 m² (83 m² when measured in line with the French Carrez law), it is laid out as is so often the case in Haussmannian buildings, with the reception rooms on the road side and the bedrooms overlooking the private courtyard. The main room, spanning approx. 36 m², contains several different areas: a lounge, a dining room opening into a fitted kitchen and a small storeroom. All are bathed in light courtesy of the three tall casement windows and a very high ceiling. The floor in the kitchen area is covered with cement tiles, laid in a chessboard pattern, whilst the rest of the room features herringbone pattern parquet flooring. Next to the marble fireplace, topped with a trumeau, a built-in bookshelf unit takes up an entire wall. Moulding and cornice enhance the ceiling.
Opposite the living room, a hall area leads to two bedrooms which, looking out over the courtyard, are quiet. One of them has an unusual feature, that of a white Prussian fireplace. Once again, solid parquet flooring and cornices are features marking their classical decor. A third bedroom could easily be created. The bathroom, with a window, a bath and two wash-hand basins, is big enough to include a washing machine and a tumble dryer. Further on is a separate toilet. The cellar is in the basement.
Ideally located in the centre of Paris’ 10th arrondissement, overlooking Saint-Martin canal, Rue-Beaurepaire is a blend of the colourful, cosmopolitan way of life of Place-de-la-République and the verdant peace and quiet of the canal where Parisian families like to take a stroll alongside the locks of a Sunday. Half-way between bohemian urbanity and a village atmosphere, near to cultural centres and all amenities, this district is highly sought-after. Behind its outstanding facade, this flat still has its classical, refined, 19th century style and yet has been adapted to modern-day requirements as regards comfort, creating an eclectic, welcoming and bright home.
|Possible number of bedrooms||4|
|Reception area||36 m2|
|Living space||86 m2|
|Number of rooms||3|
|Number of bedrooms||2|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||1524 €|
Renaud Goalabré +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.