A rehabilitated, 68 m² artist’s studio flat with a mezzanine in a paved courtyard,
exuding an air of the 1900s, where the Vavin, Raspail and Edgar-Quinet districts meet

Location

In a lively street in Paris 14th arrondissement, between Boulevards Montparnasse, Raspail and Edgar Quinet, at the end of a paved courtyard, just a stone’s throw from food shops and Montparnasse’s well-known brasseries. Vavin, Edgar-Quinet and Raspail underground stations are nearby as are bus routes 28, 52, 82 and 89, not to mention bike rental and car share points. Rue-Delambre, created in 1839, owes its name to French astronomer Jean-Baptiste-Delambre who was director of the Paris Observatory. It remains symbolic of the Montparnasse artistic and literary world during the late 19th, early 20th century.

Description

The building, dating from the Louis-Philippe period, is constructed from dressed stone and topped with a zinc roof, featuring shed dormers. Its sober, elegant facade has a first floor balcony, supported on superb corbelling with triglyphs and guttae, which overhangs majestic semi-circular arched, oak wood doors with moulded panels. A balcony runs alongside the upper floor. The entrance hall provides access to a paved courtyard where old artists’ studios, dating from the early 20th century, are to be found between fig trees, bamboo and camellia bushes. This 2-storey artist’s studio flat, in pristine condition, takes up the 2nd and top floors of one of the buildings. It is reached via a flight of oak wood steps. This through flat, facing east-west, spans a floor surface area of 68 m². The front door opens into a living-dining room, spanning a floor surface area of 36 m², and its fitted, open-plan American-style kitchen. A separate toilet is also used as a laundry room. The oak wood stairway leads up to a mezzanine, spanning a floor surface area of 20 m² which is laid out as a bedroom and a study area. There is also a shower room and toilet. Numerous storage areas have been created, an atrium window illuminates the flat which could be used for a mixture of private and professional purposes. A caretaker keeps an eye on the entrance.

The Louis-Philippe period building

The sober contour and profile of the facade evoke the architectural elegance of the 1840s. The lower level, enhanced by stone moulding, frames majestic oak wood doors, flanked on either side by moulded pilasters and Tuscan order capitals, topped with corner pieces. A stylish balcony with its wrought iron railings, decorated with friezes, crowns the entrance from the top of its corbelling with triglyphs and guttae. The openings on the upper floors are surrounded with flat, string architraves and topped with lintels, decorated with triglyphs, guttae, or featuring a keystone. Slatted wooden shutters have replaced the folding indoor shutters of the previous century. Slightly raised stone panels are to be found next to the trumeaux. The paved courtyard comprises pavilions, exuding an aura of the “Belle Époque”. These came from Paris’ 1900 Universal Exhibition and were consequently converted into artists’ studios.

The 2-storey, artist’s studio flat

A glass and wrought iron canopy protects the entrance door. A restored, oak wood stairway leads up to the second floor. A discreet corridor then provides access to a moulded oak wood door that opens directly into the 36 m² living-dining room with two double windows and oak wood parquet flooring. The walls are white, just like the ceiling with its exposed beams. A collection of rush lampshades are suspended from the upper ceiling. An American-style kitchen, fully fitted with oak wood units, features polychrome mosaic tiles. This is followed by a fitted laundry room and toilet with oak wood flooring. Further away, a comfortable flight of oak wood steps leads up to the 20 m² mezzanine. There, under a light, white wood roofing framework, are a bedroom and a study area with parquet flooring and a view down on to the living room. A large, black aluminium-framed atrium window lets in copious amounts of light. A sliding door provides access to a shower room and toilet. Glazed ceramic tiles cover one of the walls, the vanity unit and the shower cubicle. A lean-to provides additional storage space.

Our opinion

The artistic and cultural microclimate that reigned here during the first half of the 20th century encouraged the setting up and development of such artists’ studios and the other charming dwellings that currently form a delightful haven of peace in the midst of the French capital. Gauguin, Foujita, Man-Ray, as well as Breton, Sartre and Simone-de-Beauvoir were among the neighbours of this district whose spirit still appears to flow through this wonderful 2-storey flat, nestling in tranquillity at the end of its paved, flower-filled courtyard. Cleverly rehabilitated and laid out, it now comprises a modern, open-plan living area, meticulously fashioned using natural materials. A couple could settle in and use it as their home or make it an independent place of work and creation. Such qualities could also be of interest to an investor.

650 000 € Honoraires de négociation inclus
619 000 € Honoraires exclus
Honoraires de 5.01% TTC à la charge de l'acquéreur


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À Paris et en Ile-de-France
Prix de vente au-delà de 600 000 euros       5% TTC*
Prix de vente de 400 000 à 600 000 euros   6% TTC*
Prix de vente de 200 000 À 400 000 euros   7% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 200 000 euros             9% TTC*
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur

En Province
Prix de vente au-delà de 500 000 euros       6% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros   30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur

Expertise

Avis de valeur simple : 1 500 Euros TTC*
Avis de valeur argumenté à partir de 2 500 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 3000 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des avis de valeurs argumentés et des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établis respectivement sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de :
Avis de valeur argumenté : 60 Euros TTC*
Expertise : 80 Euros TTC*

   

*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %

Reference 116443

Number of rooms 4
Number of bedrooms 1
Living space68 m2
Surface 56 m2
Surface Store room00 m2
Surface Inner courtyard00 m2

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Françoise Fauré-Audouy       +33 1 42 84 80 85


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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.


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