A panoramic view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower, from the top floors of the Walter Buildings,
a 2-storey, 434 m² flat and its 400 m² hanging garden
Paris, PARIS paris 75016 FR


The district known as La-Muette, renowned for its peace and quiet, provides a glimpse of Paris’ chic side. Since the installation of OCDE (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), the sector is regarded as a diplomatic district.
The three famous Walter Buildings, considered one of the gems of the Parisian property market, stand at the entrance to Avenue-Henri-Martin, on the edge of the Bois-de-Boulogne. They were constructed in the 1930’s by architect Jean-Walter for wealthy customers. They are now listed as French Historic Monuments.


Taking up a vast quadrilateral, isolated between the Bois-de-Boulogne, La-Muette Park and Promenade-du-Ranelagh, these buildings reflect a refined neo-classical style, typical of the Art Deco period. The buildings have stone facades with a colossal layout inspired by classical architecture. They are linked via pilasters. Their ironwork was the work of Raymond-Subes. The facades and roofs, facing streets, courtyards and gardens, as well as the communal areas, including the stair and lift wells, all have French Historic Monument listing. The facades, which have the particularity of being curved, feature gigantic, vertical windows which are 4 m high.
The illustrious Walter Buildings constitute one of the most luxurious properties in Paris. Most are or have been occupied by celebrities. Surveillance cameras protect the outside and the inside. Caretakers keep a very close watch on the premises. Surveillance 24 hours a day controls access to the carpark.
This 2-storey flat is laid out on the top floors. It was the residence of one of France’s greatest captains of industry. A lift and stairways provide access to all the floors. This flat is composed of a majestic entrance hall and its reception rooms, a 63 m² lounge, a dining room all on a level with a 30 m² terrace, providing a view of the Eiffel Tower, five bedrooms, a study, three bathrooms, a shower room, five toilets, numerous dressing rooms and cupboards, a second family dining room, a kitchen and a laundry room. The top floor, reached via an interior stairway, comprises a large, 60 m² lounge with a fireplace, a small lounge, a 400 m² hanging garden with a summer kitchen, a toilet and two sheds. With ceilings as high as 3.90 m, the bright, sunny rooms have completely unobstructed and exceptional views of Paris and the Eiffel Tower. Two lock-up garages and two cellars. A studio flat spanning approx. 20 m² and a staff bedroom. Works need to be scheduled.

The flat

This flat is protected by a highly sophisticated alarm system and surveillance cameras.

First level
An impressive door opens into a majestic entrance gallery which provides access to the reception rooms. The floor features matt finish, marble tiles with inlaid decoration. The lounge, spanning more than 60 m², is octagonal in shape. Illuminated by three picture windows, it offers a perfectly clear view of Paris as well as the Eiffel Tower and opens all on a level on to a terrace. A dining room is bathed in light which floods in through a very large picture window that opens directly on to the terrace and provides the same unobstructed view as the lounge. The walls are panelled. A little oval room, its floor decorated with an elegant marble rose, makes it easy to move around between the entrance rooms and the large lounge. A study. Three small steps lead to the bedrooms and their adjoining bathrooms and dressing rooms. All the south-facing bedrooms open on to a balcony running alongside the building, enhanced and fully enclosed by elegant trellises. On the inner courtyard side are a bedroom in use as a library, a dressing room, a laundry room and a family dining room leading down a few steps to the kitchen. A back door leads to the balcony corridors overlooking the inner courtyard as well as to the back stairway and service lift.
Top floor
An interior stairway goes up to the top floor from the entrance gallery. A large octagonal lounge, enhanced with an impressive fireplace, opens directly on to the hanging garden and features a totally clear view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower. A small, extremely bright lounge, with French windows on three of its sides, has a view of the wooden garden and the lawn.
The landscaped garden is immaculately kept. A garden pathway winds its way amidst trees, copses, flowerbeds and areas laid to lawn. A summer eating area with, not far, a summer kitchen. A separate toilet. Two sheds. The unobstructed view makes it possible to see Mount-Valérien, in the distance on one side, and the Eiffel Tower, on the other.

Our opinion

The combination of French Historic Monument listing and the appeal of a flat constructed in the 20th century, with all the advantages of modern-day home comforts that that implies, is something that is sufficiently rare as to be worthy of note, especially as it involves a place as sought-after as the La-Muette district. The quality of the surroundings, the buildings and, of course, the flat are all as sumptuous as one might expect. With the rooms, the layout, the quality of the materials, the vast areas, the panoramic view and the hanging garden, nothing has been left to chance. To all of the above, can be added the pleasure and privilege of gardening, head in the Parisian skies.

12 950 000 € Negotiation fees included
12 572 816 € Fees excluded
3% TTC at the expense of the purchaser

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Reference 777388

Number of rooms 11
Number of bedrooms 5
Possible number of bedrooms 6
Reception area63 m2
Ceiling height3.90
Living space434 m2
Surface Terrace400 m2
Surface Terrace27 m2
Surface Terrace2.10 m2
Surface Terrace20.50 m2
Maid's room
Surface Cellar5 m2
Surface Cellar6 m2

Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses 37900 €


Béatrice de Séligny       +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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