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Tiny, elegant apartment in Paris’ 6th arrondissement lives spacious and serene
If you’ve ever been intrigued by the ‘tiny house’ craze, here is a perfect example. This 25m2 (269 square feet!) 1 bed / 1 bath, 6th floor apartment (with elevator) feels and lives like a much larger space. With all the amenities hidden away, the spare and elegant space feels open and an uncluttered. Offered at 695 000 €, agency fees included.
Tucked away, around the corner from Saint Sulpice, in the heart of the 6th arrondissement of Paris’ Saint Germain neighborhood, lies an airy, spa-like property. The tiny space provides the perfect refuge from the rigors of a day spent shopping and sightseeing in the very best part of Paris. From the moment you enter the apartment, every detail feels important and carefully thought out. From the tapis en bois inlaid design in the entry floor, to the perfectly proportioned moldings and invisible kitchen appliances, this is a space designed to function beautifully. The induction stove top disappears into the marble counter-top. The dishwasher, and separate refrigerator and freezer units offer nearly full size capacity. There is even a craftily hidden washer/dryer, and space for an oven and microwave – all hidden away, out of sight – making this a modern and complete Parisian apartment. Elegantly concealed air conditioning is another nice surprise. The apartment owes its spacious feel to abundant natural light, a large strategically placed mirror, and an open floor plan that borrows visual space and light through double doors to the bedroom. The rich wood herringbone flooring provides a warm, inviting counterpoint to the elegant white walls and classic moldings. The flooring was lifted and old wood flooring was relaid so that it is perfect, flat and silent, while retaining the patina of age. The space invites lingering; it makes one want to curl up on the couch with a book, or admire the panoramic views in three directions. The location between Luxembourg Palace and garden, and Saint Sulpice puts all the sights of Paris within a few minutes walk.