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Napoleonic Empire Style Luxury Apartment for Sale in Paris’ 16th Arrondissement
A luxury apartment in the 16th arrondissement decorated in the style prevalent during the Second Empire (1852-1870) is up for sale. Eleven rooms, 524 m2, plus a large garden are available for the willing buyer.
The unique luxury interior design style that emerged under Napoleon III in Paris is best exemplified in the Louvre. The emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte’s nephew, lived in the upper quarters which are now a permanent exhibit in the museum. A recent property listing shows that the style is alive and well in some residential properties even today.
The apartment in the Muette quartier of the 16th arrondissement, only a few minutes’ walk from the Bois de Boulogne, spans 525 m2 and 11 rooms, four of which are bedrooms, and a huge garden (plus two service rooms and underground caves).
The main reception room or grand salon, below, features grand pillars, period luxury furniture and ornamental coving with murals adorning the ceiling. This has the potential to “have the allure of a hotel particulier and could play host to festivities and balls under the watchful gaze of the angels that adorn the ceilings,” according to the listing.
The garden spans 185 m2 (in addition to the 524 m2 of interior space) and is accessible from all three reception rooms on the ground floor. The first floor houses three bedrooms and the master suite, which opens onto a balcony overlooking the garden.
On the sixth floor, two maids rooms or chambres de bonne conclude the property, with a service staircase connecting them to the first floor of the property.
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