in a little, quiet street in Montmartre’s Lamarck-Caulaincourt district
On the north slope of Montmartre and extending as far as Saint-Ouen, the district of Lamarck-Caulaincourt, in the midst of Paris’ 18th arrondissement, was a hamlet where vines, cereal crops and cherries were grown up until the 14th century. This district, newly incorporated into Paris as of the second half of the 19th century, saw the expansion of an entire community of artists, for which it was to become renowned worldwide. Toulouse-Lautrec, Modigliani and even Renoir were regularly to be found in these paved, winding streets. Nowadays, this district, away from the tourist sites but near to theatres and cultural centres, is home to numerous families. Several schools are nearby, just like major shopping streets such as Rue-Caulaincourt and Rue-Damrémont. The district has a good public transport network: Lamarck-Caulaincourt (line 12) underground station is just a stone’s throw away, making it easy to reach the city centre.
On the first floor are two bedrooms, a bathroom, with a shower, a bath and two wash-hand basins, and a separate toilet. The second floor comprises two bedrooms, a shower room and a toilet. The music room communicates directly with the first-floor courtesy of a 20 m² wooden terrace. In the basement is a laundry room, with a washing machine, a tumble dryer, a water supply point and storage areas, as well as a television room, a wine cellar, a DIY area and an area housing the gas-fired, Frisquet, condensing boiler.
The house was renovated in 2013. All conversion work was supervised by an architect. All the doors and windows have double glazing.
This residence was originally a little craftsman’s cottage, with a workshop at the end of the courtyard where it was possible to park a lorry. In 2013, the owners had the premises extended and transformed the workshop into a fully glazed living area. This property, with its white facade, now spans four levels, from the basement to the third floor. The latter, completely faced with wooden cladding, is also an addition to the original building.
The fully glazed, carriage door provides access to the entrance hall and its large storage areas. Straight on, the wooden period stairway goes up to all the floors. On the right-hand side is a large, L-shaped living room, with a ceiling more than 3 m high. Further on, a library, with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, and a lounge, with a fireplace where a picture window opens on to the garden terrace. A metal stairway, fashioned by an Italian artist, in the library area, goes up to a music room. The open-plan kitchen, part of the living room, is fully fitted (traditional and steam ovens, a micro-wave oven, a double-door fridge-freezer, a dishwasher and cupboards). The central unit features a multi-ring induction hob and a telescopic extraction hood. White Corian covers the worksurfaces. The eating area is laid out between the lounge and the kitchen. This living area has polished concrete floors throughout. A picture window, with double sliding doors, in the kitchen opens on to the terrace.
The master bedroom, with African Milletia wood parquet flooring, is laid out opposite the living room. This 25 m² room includes a vast wardrobe, taking up an entire wall. The bedhead integrates storage areas and conceals the bathroom which includes a bath, a wide vanity unit and a shower.
The first floor comprises two bedrooms, separated by a bathroom, fitted with a bath, two wash-hand basins and a shower. A separate toilet. There is wooden parquet flooring throughout.
The second floor also includes two bedrooms, separated by a shower room with two wash-hand basins. Further on is a separate toilet. Once again, this level has wooden parquet flooring throughout.
The basement, which was deepened to make the ceiling higher, is divided into several rooms. First of all is a laundry room, fitted with a washing machine, a tumble dryer, a water supply point and storage areas. Further on is a room laid out as a television room which could be transformed into a spare bedroom. It includes several cupboards. The wine cellar and the area housing the boiler complete this level.
A gate opens off the street into a 60 m², lush garden where a variety of deciduous species are planted. A paved alleyway leads to the house. Several storage areas have been installed near to the old gateway. They are notably used for concealing three sorting bins.
This house, in a picturesque and exhilarating district of the French capital, just a stone’s throw from concert halls, has been fully renovated by an architect. Courtesy of its refined, monochrome lines and its elegance resulting from simplicity, this property is the image of modernity. The decorator has mixed bare and sophisticated materials to create a contemporary, minimalist and peaceful ambiance, enhanced by walls of glass in the reception areas. Extending vertically upwards, their transparency reveals a shady, private garden forming a natural extension of the house. This would be the ideal place for residents to let their thoughts wander after a relaxing evening at the Lepic theatre.
|Number of rooms||7|
|Number of bedrooms||5|
|Reception area||74 m2|
|Living space||217 m2|
|Surface Garden||60 m2|
Théophraste Augé +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.