near the Hôtel-des-Invalides in Paris’ 7th arrondissement
This flat is in the midst of Paris’ 7th arrondissement, on Avenue-de-Breteuil, not far from Les-Invalides and its dome, in a central residential district, near to well-reputed schools. It is near to the market on Avenue-de-Saxe, the shops in Rue-de-Grenelle and Rue-St-Dominique and those in the area around Le-Bon-Marché department store. Ecole-Militaire and Saint-François-Xavier underground stations are nearby as are stops for various bus routes.
The entrance door opens into an elegant vestibule adorned with pilasters and columns featuring Ionic order capitals that go up to a ceiling, enhanced with moulding. A flight of Burgundy stone stairs, bordered with a mahogany wood tinted picture rail, goes up to this flat which, with two main doors, takes up the entire first or noble floor. The entrance gallery immediately provides a background featuring the foliage of Avenue-de-Breteuil. The original decor, with its herringbone pattern parquet flooring, its neo-Louis XV style panelling and its marble fireplaces, has been preserved and restored. Spanning a floor surface area of 294 m², this peaceful, bright flat faces east and west. On either side of a spacious reception lounge are a master suite and a lounge-library, illuminated via tall windows opening on to the stone balcony. A dining room, overlooking the superb interior courtyard, is next to a wine cellar and a kitchen, big enough to contain an eating area, followed by a laundry room and a pantry. At the other end are two children’s bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and dressing room.
There is also a 10 m² staff bedroom, with its water supply point, on the 6th floor which is available for purchase over and above the asking price.
A family flat of high standing
This through flat, spanning 294 m², is on the first floor, providing unobstructed views of the elegant, plane tree-lined Avenue-de-Breteuil. Facing east-west, its tall windows let copious amounts of light into each room. An entrance gallery, with parquet flooring and white-painted walls, leads, via double glazed doors, to a 47 m² reception lounge, decorated with panelling and herringbone pattern parquet flooring. A Louis XV style fireplace is topped with a gilt wood framed mirror. An adjoining lounge-library is fitted with Directoire style, mahogany wood bookshelf units. A little lounge, with a fireplace and herringbone parquet flooring, is next to a vestibule which leads, on the interior courtyard side, to the bedroom wing. A master suite, steeped in light via French windows opening on to the balcony with balusters, is adjoined by a spacious bathroom, lined with white ceramic wall tiles. A double dressing room is intended for the flat’s owners. Beige carpet covers the floor and the walls are light in colour. The two children’s bedrooms both have their own bathroom and dressing room. Superb French windows open on to small balconies with stylised wrought iron railings. A majestic dining room, in the opposite wing overlooking the interior courtyard, is enhanced with tortoiseshell moulding and trompe-l’oeil decor on pink walls. On either side are a separate toilet, with a marble wash-hand basin, and a mahogany wood wine cellar. The kitchen, with its eating area, is next to a laundry room, followed by a pantry, currently laid out as a small bedroom.
A 10 m² staff bedroom, with its water supply point, on the 6th floor is available for purchase over and above the asking price.
The 7th arrondissement is not just one of Paris’ better built areas, it is also peaceful, airy and verdant. Consequently, it is a very pleasant place to take a stroll. Under the plane trees, the lawns along Avenue-de-Breteuil are quiet playgrounds. In addition to such a living environment, this vast flat will provide a family with refinement befitting the district as well as all modern-day home comforts. Each of the three current bedrooms, therefore, has a bathroom and a dressing room. Although in need of some attention, the living area exudes attraction, from the delicate lines of its decorative features to the external vegetation viewed through the large windows.
|Number of rooms||8|
|Number of bedrooms||3|
|Possible number of bedrooms||4|
|Reception area||47 m2|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||13800 €|
Françoise Fauré-Audouy       +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.