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Before & After: rue des Martyrs
These Australian clients (she’s a food writer and restaurant critic, he’s an engineer and businessman) were referred to us by another client. They wanted to find a 2-bedroom apartment in an eclectic, up and coming neighborhood that would have an authentic feel, away from the tourist zones.
During their house-hunting visit to Paris the clients saw perhaps 30 apartments; their close friend, a wine maker, had bought in the 18th, but the clients weren’t sure where they wanted to be. Ultimately they settled on the rue de Martyr neighborhood with its charming sloped streets chock full of shops and restaurants and it’s leafy squares (link to rue des Martyrs part of Paris map). The husband, an architect and engineer by training, worked closely with their architect to completely redesign the layout of the apartment, resulting in ingenious solutions such as the frosted glass wall that now lets light into the kitchen via the newly located master bathroom. See more photos.