in Paris’ 12th arrondissement between Place-de-la-Nation and Vincennes Wood
This house, between Place-de-la-Nation and Vincennes Wood in the so-called Bel-Air district, stands on one of the 12th arrondissement’s beautiful avenues, bordered by a wide, wooded service road. Numerous communication routes provide access to the immediate surroundings (underground lines 1, 2, 6 and 9 as well as the RER train line A, bus routes 26, 56, 86 and 351 and tramway line 3). All daily amenities are also to be found nearby. Vincennes Wood, just a 15-minute walk away, is a wonderful spot for getting some fresh air and exercise.
Laid out over three levels built over cellars, this house comprises an entrance hall, providing access to a study on the ground floor. They precede a bedroom, a bathroom, numerous cupboards and wardrobes as well as a shower room and a separate toilet, reached via a corridor. Under the stairs are a storage room and a door to the cellars. The first floor includes a lounge, with a fireplace in good working order, and a vast dining room-kitchen area, illuminated with through light. A large landing, two bedrooms and a bathroom, with a toilet, reached at the back via a corridor, make up the top floor. The sound cellars comprise various areas, converted in keeping with their use, one of which is a boiler room.
A study area to the left of the entrance hall has been set out in a first open-plan room. The main bedroom can be reached either via a corridor from the rear of the house (which also leads to a separate toilet, a shower room and a wardrobe), or via the bathroom. One side of the room is lined with bookshelves, whilst the other features two windows looking out over the garden. At the end of the hall, a storage room also includes the electricity fuse board as well as the controls for the surveillance and alarm systems. Every room as a built-in sound system as well as an internet connection (wi-fi and RJ45 sockets). The surveillance and alarm system includes cameras as well as contacts on windows and doors, some of which are glazed with toughened glass. An elegant wooden stairway goes to the two upper floors.
The first floor is solely given over to reception rooms. The landing opens directly into a large kitchen and a dining room, with a tiled floor. This area is illuminated by three windows overlooking the garden and two windows at the back, one of which is glazed with glass tiles, providing through light. They precede a lounge, with strip pattern parquet flooring, two windows and a finely decorated, marble fireplace in good working order.
The second floor is currently dedicated to the children. It comprises a wide landing, illuminated via two windows. This area could be used as a study or a spare bedroom. It provides access to a bathroom at the back, followed by a corridor, with a laundry room area and leading to two adjoining bedrooms, one of which features two windows.
The cellars are reached via a door concealed under the stairway. They comprise a wine cellar, with exposed stone walls and a pebble floor, an old gun room, with reinforced, security locks, and a boiler-laundry room.
Spanning a floor surface area of 47 m², the garden is laid out in front of the full width of the house. It is planted with various varieties of evergreen, deciduous and flowering shrubs and bushes, forming a screen of vegetation that is extended by the avenue’s wide service road, itself bordered by trees. The owners have full and private use of this garden, a concession granted by Paris city council in return for an annual fee of less than €20.
The dream of living in a private house in Paris and of being able to relax in one’s own garden when the weather is good becomes a reality here. The elegant, Directoire-style facade stands out behind the variegated vegetation where numerous birds come to feed from the bird table. The dimensions and layout of the three levels of living space, perfectly suited to a family way of life where all members have their own space, could also appeal to those seeking to work from home, once a few conversion works have been carried out on the ground floor. Although immaculately kept, new owners could easily add their own personal touches to the property, whilst taking advantage of the real home comforts and security systems already installed. Just 15 minutes away not only from the centre of Paris but also from the 1,000-hectare Vincennes Wood, there where Courteline lived until the end of his days, the atmosphere is both tranquil and lively, urban and almost provincial.
|Living space||150.75 m2|
|Number of rooms||6|
|Number of bedrooms||3|
|Surface Cellar||31 m2|
|Surface Garden||47 m2|
Guy de Montgailhard +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.