a 17th century house with three upper floors under attic space and above a ground floor
This property is on Paris’ left bank, about a hundred metres from the river Seine and Notre-Dame cathedral, in a little-used street in the Saint-Victor district. The name of the street dates back to the 13th century on period maps and documents and was originally a diversion channel which carried water from the river Bièvre to the gardens of Saint-Victor abbey. Reference has been made to this historic house since its purchase in 1659 by Mrs-Pigneron, widow of my lord Enry-Philippe, state councillor, president of the French Court of Audits, followed by marquises, prosecutors as well as famous lawyers and politicians for more than 3 centuries. Near to shops, markets, public transport and two public carparks, this intellectual district is characterised by its universities and prestigious colleges.
In a vaulted stone area: a sauna, a room fitted out for physical training, a swimming pool and its machine room.
This level, with exposed stone walls and floors throughout, has a guest toilet, a vestibule, part of which is ceilinged and the rest is patio, a stairway and a lift, whilst the rear section comprises a room in use as a kitchen-pantry-linen room and another room with two mezzanines like a flat, with a kitchen a shower room and a separate toilet.
In the section overlooking the street: a large room with a shower room and a separate toilet; in that overlooking the patio: a bedroom with a shower room and a separate toilet.
In the section overlooking the street: a separate toilet, a hall area leading to two bedrooms, a dressing room and a shower room. On the patio side: a suite with a bedroom, a separate toilet and shower room.
In the section overlooking the street: a hall area leading to a separate toilet, a dressing room, a shower room and two bedrooms. On the patio side: a suite with a bedroom and a bathroom opening into the bedroom.
On the road side: an eating area with an open-plan kitchen and a separate toilet. On the patio side: a lounge with a fireplace, a west-facing terrace, spanning more than 12 m², with a view of Notre-Dame and a mezzanine area reached via a stairway.
Dante knew and stayed in this street. Another street, just a stone’s throw away, is named after him.
This unusual property takes visitors, as of its entrance, to a world of noble materials, exuding old traditional know-how. The layout of the various levels would lend itself to multiple transformation and conversion works or could be divided into various areas for family use without the constraints of a co-owned building. The prestige of the intellectual left bank, the immediate proximity of leisure centres, museums, shops and restaurants whilst living in a little-used street where traffic is controlled and parking forbidden, contributes to making this an extremely rare property.
|Number of rooms||15|
|Number of bedrooms||9|
|Living space||700 m2|
Guillaume Naa       +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.