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Montparnasse, on the left bank of the Seine in Paris’ 14th arrondissement, was one of the favourite districts of 19th and 20th century artists and intellectuals. The building is set between the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art, the Giacometti Institute and Place-Denfert-Rochereau. Shortly after the building’s construction in 1905, post-Impressionist painter Henri-Martin painted decors, nudes, portraits and the Parisian rooftops right here, where his friends, Zola, Jaurès and painter Le-Sidaner, used to come and visit him. Today, the immediate proximity of the École-Spéciale-d’Architecture and the École-Camondo contribute to the artistic atmosphere, in which the district is steeped. Rue-Daguerre, with its shops, bars and restaurants, is but a stone’s throw away.
The building features rusticated masonry on the first two levels, ground and first floors, as well as semi-circular arched windows on the first and fifth floors. Sculpted corbelling and superb coloured mosaic floor tiles, featuring fleur-de-lis, in the building entrance hall are characteristic of a refined Art Nouveau style. Two vertical rows of protruding bay windows, with atria and slightly arched stained glass windows, span four levels.
The communal areas
The building’s wrought iron entrance door is protected via a numerical keypad security system. A second, inner, glazed door, protected via a code and a magnetic key, provides access to the main stairway and the lift. Each landing up to the sixth floor provides access to two flats. Facing one another, they are entered via double doors, painted in trompe-l’oeil to resemble oak wood. The stairwell is illuminated with daylight via windows on the intermediate landings between the floors. The stairway steps and landings are covered with a red wool carpet runner and the risers adorned with brass rods, harmonising the communal areas with the style of middle-class housing.
The 7th floor is reached by climbing the last flight of the main stairway.
The artist’s studio
Light is the magical ingredient for an artist’s studio. And how better to capture it than by living, as it were, on the roof of a building? In this case, a wonderful building dating from the 1900’s, crowned with a discreet tiara. Up there, where the atria and the large windows totally fulfil their role. An architect’s clever conversion has transformed these premises from Henri-Martin’s workplace into an impressive airy flat, where it is easy to move between the two levels. Although functional, it could be further transformed, for example, with the creation of a second bedroom. Good use has been made of every nook and cranny, without altering its superb appearance. All of which goes to prove that the air of creativity which attracted so many artists to Montparnasse is still there today.
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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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