very near to the Bois-de-Boulogne in Paris’ 16th arrondissement
The Porte-Dauphine district, set between Avenue-Henri-Martin and Avenue-Foch in Paris’ 16th arrondissement, extends over what was the village of Chaillot up until the end of the 18th century. Far from the city’s hustle and bustle, this house nestles in the midst of a tree-lined boulevard, just a stone’s throw from the Bois-de-Boulogne and the Château-de-la-Muette, current headquarters of the OCDE (the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). Surrounded by embassies and the best schools, this district is highly sought-after. Near to the main roads leading out of Paris in just a few minutes, it also has a very good public transport network with RER train and underground stations less than ten minutes away.
Just like its neighbour, this residence was designed by architect Louis-Salvan at the end of the 19th century. And yet, there is no trace of its original facade, which combined brick and stone in a highly fashionable, neo-renaissance style. The latter disappeared during the first set of major renovation works carried out on the house in the 1930’s. Owners of the premises have preferred to give the building a more sober appearance, typical of modern architecture. A level above the garage was added in 1948. The latest modifications date from 2009. Furthermore, this house has been subject to a resolution of the “Commission du Vieux Paris” (Commission on Old Paris), favouring its classification as a protected building.
Five steps lead down from the house’s entrance hall to the first, partially underground level. The space is laid out as a spacious kitchen with an eating area. This room receives light via two large, inward-opening windows, whilst being protected from onlookers. The minimalist style of the room features a black granite work surface, ivory-coloured gloss cupboards and sandstone floor tiles laid in a trelliswork pattern. Further on, a toilet, two cellars, a machine room and a laundry room, with cement floor tiles and panelling, are the mark of houses with no shortage of space. Another flight of steps provides access to the garage, able to take two cars.
This slightly raised, L-shaped level is given over to the reception rooms. A few steps lead up to a vestibule from the entrance hall, naturally illuminated via a glass-tile fanlight above the front door. Here, an elegant concave wall features two symmetrical doors, genuine works of art made of wrought iron and curved glass. On one side, a first living room, where a 1930’s fireplace, set in the wall with a marble mantel, takes pride of place. Behind another door hides a pantry, the dumb-waiter of which makes it possible to send food from the kitchen to the dining room as quickly as possible. This dining room and the second lounge form a long, bright area, courtesy of its wide picture windows. A last, vast opening provides access to a patio and its exotic wood decking, a wonderful asset.
This entire floor is laid out as a suite. It is reached from the vestibule via a balanced, quarter-turning, wooden stairway. The first room, featuring an oculus or bull’s eye window, is designed as a television room. The second is a bedroom with its own lounge. This second set of rooms opens into a private bathroom, with a shower and flambé marble floor tiles. A door leads from there to a vast, fully panelled dressing room.
The floor space here has been divided into two separate suites, each with its own shower room.
The top floor, under the rafters, forms another suite, steeped in light courtesy of its seven windows set in the roof. The spacious bedroom is also enhanced with a wardrobe and a bathroom, with a bath.
This residence stands soberly and elegantly amongst Haussmannian buildings in one of the French capital’s upmarket districts, where well-known families and celebrities live. Refined curves and minimalism are blended together to create a harmonious property that is easy to move around. Everything has been designed to maximise space and the slightest source of light. But it is the site which makes this a rare and invaluable property. Accompanied by the prestigious Lycée-Janson-de-Sailly, the Bois-de-Boulogne and its sports facilities as well as the most well-known museums and luxury shops, this house has all the assets required to provide an excellent way of family life in the midst of the French capital.
|Possible number of bedrooms||5|
|Land registry surface area||106 m2|
|Reception area||80 m2|
|Living space||320 m2|
|Number of rooms||9|
|Number of bedrooms||4|
|Surface Terrace||15 m2|
|Surface Garage 1||29 m2|
|Number of lots||1|
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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.