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Carré des Antiquaires apartment for sale; 75007 Paris
This spacious 1 bedroom duplex apartment with soaring ceiling height is located just steps away from the Seine in the « Carré des Antiquaires », the exclusive section of Paris’ 7th arrondissement that is home to numerous antique dealers.
It is on the 2nd floor, known as the “1st floor” in France, overlooking the charming cobblestone courtyard of an 18th century town house with elevator.Typical of this prestigious type of construction, the building is set back from the street, well protected behind an imposing street level stone facade and carved wooden doors. Unlike in Haussmannian buildings, where the French 2nd floor is considered the “noble floor” in buildings from this period the 1st floor is the “étage noble,” and features higher ceilings than the floor levels above. The wide courtyard allows ample sunlight into the apartment.
The living room has a dramatic 14.5 ft. ceiling, two tall windows facing west and a large mezzanine area. A roomy foyer leads to the open and fully equipped Poggenpohl kitchen, the adjacent dining area, a laundry room and a powder room. In addition to the mezzanine, the upstairs level includes a bedroom on the quiet courtyard and a large full bath with tub and shower. There is built-in storage space throughout as well as a basement storage unit.
While the property is on a quiet street, this charming historic neighborhood abounds with shops, restaurants, art galleries and cafés. The Musée d’Orsay and the Louvre museum are both in short walking distance, as is the boulevard St. Germain.
This property makes a stunning pied-à-terre, primary residence or rental investment.