SOLD: Two-Bedrooms Next Door to Notre Dame
Location: 17 rue d’Arcole, Paris 4th Arrondissement, Ile de la Cité/Notre Dame, Paris
Two-Bedroom / Two-Bathroom, Steps from Notre-Dame
17 rue d’Arcole, 4th Arrondissement / Ile de la Cité
48 m2 (517 sq. ft.), Third Floor with Lift
Can you imagine waking up to the bells of Notre Dame?
This beautifully designed and decorated apartment, literally next door to La Cathédral Notre Dame de Paris and “Kilometer Zero,” at the hands of our Interior Designer and Architect Martine di Mattéo and Mosaîste Véronique Husson, was featured on HGTV’s House Hunters International (“Searching for Style and Space in Paris”—Season 41, Episode 7) and Prima Maison Magazine!
It is being sold as-is, with all the furnishings…estimated at a value of 30,000€. That means it’s move-in ready—just bring your bags, unpack and make yourself at home.
Although the apartment is a mere 48 square meters, the brilliant floor plan (redesigned entirely by Martine and her team) provides for two spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms with one independent toilet.
The living room area of the apartment includes a plush three-seater sofa and armchair, a typical Parisian fireplace (non-working) with a large mirror. For those that need to catch up on some work or just check a few emails, there is a desk that is part of a built-in wall unit, which adds to the great amount of storage space in the apartment.
The four-person dining room table sits conveniently next to the open kitchen. Over it hangs a stunning glass framed chandelier — a special feature that symbolizes the mix of contemporary and old-world style. A large flat-screen TV with DVD Blu-ray player is mounted on the wall and is visible from throughout the central area of the apartment.
The open, angled kitchen is very well equipped: full-sized oven, a two-burner vitro ceramic stove-top, built-in microwave, fridge and freezer, and dishwasher. Fully furnished, the kitchen comes completely furnished with all pots, pans, dishes, glassware, and utensils that you will need. There’s virtually nothing you need to add!
The first bedroom on the right as you enter boasts of beautiful tile-work at the head of the queen-size bed (which can be made up as two separate twins), tiled with the roman numerals MCLXIII, representing the year that the cornerstone of the Cathedral was laid (1163). The twin of this work-of-art can be found in the glassed-in shower in the bedroom’s en-suite bath, which includes a sink and heated towel rack. This bedroom has shelves and hanging space on each side of the bed, as well as a comfortable chair. The window in the bedroom overlooks a quiet courtyard.
The second bedroom on the left as you enter is similarly enhanced, with a whimsical painting of the cathedral itself, an original work by Trompe l’Oeil artist Pascal Amblard, done specifically for this apartment. One entire wall of this bedroom is devoted to mirrored closets for plenty of storage. There’s a large window in this bedroom, too, overlooking a different courtyard. The bed can also be made up as separate twins.
Just outside this bedroom is a separate toilet with a sink. Next to that is the second and luxurious bath, with a large tub/shower combination, a heated towel rack, as well as a combined washer/dryer, and lots of storage space.
Métro: Cité (#4), Saint-Michel (#4), Hôtel de Ville (#1, #11), Châtelet (#1, #4, #7, #11, #14)
RER: Saint Michel (B, C), Châtelet (A, D)
Bus Line #’s: 21, 38, 47, 58, 70, 75, 96
The apartment is move-in ready and sold entirely furnished with all appliances, furnishings, drapes, linens, kitchenware, and utensils, estimated at 30,000€. Building fees: 1,372€ a year; Property tax: 746€ a year; Electricity estimated at about 3,000€ a year.
And an overwhelming amount of amenities! Click the “Details” tab towards the top of this listing for all of the information.
This apartment won’t be on the market long considering all of its attributes, so don’t delay!