Avenue-de-Suffren, at the foot of Champs-de-Mars, not far from Eiffel Tower. The avenue was named after Pierre-André-de-Suffren, Vice Admiral of the Royal Navy under Louis XVI, deemed one of the French Navy’s greatest officers. The parklands around Champs-de-Mars, the markets in Rue-de-Grenelle and the shops are just a stone’s throw away, as are various good schools such as the Ecole-Internationale-Bilingue.
The old mansion house
This building, constructed in 1850 for an industrialist, contrasts with the new urban landscape set up under Napoleon III and its emblematic Haussmannian, dressed stone facades.
With a Mansard style roof, the composition of the facade as well as its contour and profile appeal courtesy of the abundance of ornamentation taken from Louis XV’s classical repertory. The portico, featuring composite columns and pilasters with capitals, sets the tone as of the entrance. Crowned with a moulded lintel featuring scrolls and topped with a terrace, it integrates double doors with panels and scrolls. The facade features wide openings, with moulded architraves and scrolls with acanthus leaves, alternating with composite pilasters with capitals going up to the upper cornice. Small balconies with stylised wrought iron railings contrast with the whiteness of the facade. Visitors are then faced with the magnificence of the vestibule and its spacious gallery enhanced with scrolls and corbelling with plant decor, ova friezes and a modillion cornice. The composite, fluted half-columns with capitals blend with the large, semi-circular glazed doors leading upstairs.
A 2-storey flat opening on to a garden
The lines and materials of this elegant, fully restored flat exude classicism and modernity. On the garden level, large openings and French windows let copious amounts of light into every room. The entrance hall, with its ceiling going up to more than 4 m, features tall grey doors, with stucco decoration, that open into lounges, respectively spanning 36 and 31 m². These look out in turn over a 100 m² garden and the avenue. In the main, 36 m² lounge, where a refined Corten steel fireplace takes pride of place, the grey hue of the moulded ceiling with its rocaille style decoration delicately contrasts with the white walls and the lightened oak wood parquet flooring, laid in a herringbone pattern. Then comes the 13 m² dining room with its walls and ceiling featuring grey stucco decoration. Laid out on the other side of an arched partition, the family kitchen is fitted with a grey marble work surface set around a column and acting as a table amidst white ceramic wall and floor tiles. On the garden side, the delicate materials of the lounge-study, where sycamore and oak wood blends with brushed steel, are enhanced by the garden light. A flight of oak wood steps goes down into a night-time area. In each of three bedrooms, French windows open on to basement areas, with teak wood flooring where ferns prosper with imitation and star jasmine, and on to the garden. The floors are covered with Burgundy stone, including those in both the 18 and 20 m² bedrooms with white walls and numerous fitted cupboards covered in white leather. The spacious bathroom in the master suite has a view through the window panes of the garden’s flower beds. The whiteness of the floor made of Yugoslavian Cives stone contrasts with the black-bronze hues of Norwegian Sell-Pilarguri stone. The dressing room features mahogany and pear wood. A shower room, with sea green-coloured mosaic zelliges, adjoins a linen room.
This unusual home, created by a couple of internationally renowned architects, exudes modern elegance. In the shade of a horse chestnut tree, amongst the beds of spray chrysanthemums, camellias and white hydrangeas, the vast reception areas and the perfectly quiet bedrooms comprise a convivial family home, soothed by the rustling of the bamboo hedges. In other words, this is a residence with the promise of magical relaxing moments. Enthusiasts of physical exercise could easily set up an exercise room in one of the basement areas. Sold over and above the asking price, the double car parking space in a neighbouring building provides additional comfort to daily living.
2 790 000 €
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Prix de vente au-delà de 600 000 euros 5% TTC*
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Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros 30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
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Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établi sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de 120 Euros TTC*
*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %
|Number of rooms||6|
|Number of bedrooms||3|
|Possible nNumber of bedrooms||4|
|Reception area||66.5 m2|
|Living space||201 m2|
|Surface Garden||100 m2|
|Surface Terrace||40 m2|
|Surface Store room||12 m2|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||877 €|
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.