on the edge of Montsouris Park in Paris’ 14th arrondissement
Montsouris Park is one of Paris’ landscaped witnesses of the Second Empire, created by Alphonse-Alphand, Baron-Haussmann’s great gardener. This delightful district is marked by a neighbourhood comprising late 19th century detached houses and workshop-buildings dating from the 1920’s, with famous residents such as Foujita, Georges-Braque and Amédée-Ozenfant. Local surroundings include such convivial places as famous cafés and restaurants.
Just a stone’s throw from schools, food shops and Jourdan market.
The tramway, the underground and the RER train line from Porte-d'Orléans and Cité-Universitaire stations make it easy to travel all around Paris.
Space and light in a 1920’s house
A delightful alleyway, entrance gates with a security system and a parking space are but some of this house’s advantages. Planters attached to the facade await spring flowers.
A sober entrance door features diamond-shaped panels. It opens initially into a vast, 39 m² reception area, with white walls and exotic wood parquet flooring under a ceiling almost 3 m high. It precedes an 11 m² dining room or pleasant work room that opens on to a 12 m² patio, where seating has been set out. Sliding patio doors and a roof atrium let copious amounts of light into a 14 m², modern fitted kitchen. A pantry is laid out as a laundry room.
A luminous flight of white-tinted wooden stairs, with white wrought iron railings goes to the upper floors.
A spacious, 14 m² cellar can be used for family requirements or for laying down wine. A sauna will appeal to enthusiasts.
The landing provides access to a 22 m² bedroom, illuminated via two large windows, which could be converted into two separate bedrooms. Cupboards, a desk and a storage space leave room for a relaxation area. A bathroom, with its blue and green ceramic tiles, adjoins the bedroom. On the same landing below an atrium is a 19 m² conservatory, with white brick walls, which could be used as a study and games room.
A vast, 17 m² bedroom, with carpet, has white walls. Picture windows look out between neighbouring buildings at the sky and, as on the first floor, towards the foliage of the park. It adjoins a 5 m² dressing room and a modern bathroom, featuring black and beige ceramic tiles as well as an Italian-style shower.
The attic, under its insulated roof, awaits conversion. The building permit granted means that it can be converted into additional communal or private living areas.
The stairway, with thin bar railings, acts as a light well and says much about the house. Every area from the patio to the conservatory, the vast reception room, with its supporting pillar, and the bathroom, with its combination of ceramic tiles, vies for originality. Contemporary lines formed, for instance, by the framework of the large atria blend beautifully with older features, including that of a porthole. Authorisation to convert the attic space has been granted. Montsouris Park is at the end of the private villa. Settling here would quite simply be confirming the previous choice of many shrewd artists and personalities.
|Possible number of bedrooms||4|
|Reception area||39 m2|
|Living space||167 m2|
|Number of rooms||6|
|Number of bedrooms||3|
|Surface Cellar||14 m2|
|Surface Inner courtyard||12 m2|
|Surface Garden||19 m2|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||145 €|
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.