For Sale: On the Steps of Midnight in Paris
Remember in the Woody Allen film, Midnight in Paris, the magic steps on which Gil (Owen Wilson) sits when a car pulls up and a group of party goers in 1920s clothing invites him to join them?
Owen Wilson doesn’t come with the apartment, but a cellar and a parking place do!
This spacious studio apartment with three large windows is at the top of rue de la Montagne Sainte Geneviève at the heels of those very steps, with a beautiful view of the steps’ Church of Saint Etienne du Mont, Le Panthéon and the Place du Panthéon. (The church contains the shrine of Sainte Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris, and other illustrious Parisians are buried here.)
This is a unique opportunity to purchase a property in one of the city’s most desirable locations, in a historic building centuries-old, but perfectly refurbished to contemporary standards. The apartment’s three windows face west with extraordinary views of these monuments and the beautiful street below.
The third-floor walk-up is an easy 45 spiraling stairs around a highly unusual twisted wooden pole, showing off its true age of about 350 years. The apartment can easily be converted to a one-bedroom. As an estate property, the kitchen and bath both need an update, but it will be well worth it, considering how unusual it is to find such a jewel in this location with such important amenities as a cellar and very rare-to-find parking.
Some furnishings remain with the apartment—two antique wooden dressers, an antique round wooden table and a semi-round table, a bench, small couch/bed, glass shelving unit, eight antique chairs, and a rug.
The apartment is located in the ultra-desirable Parisian school district of Lycée Henri IV. The Jardin du Luxembourg is just a five-minute walk away as is the lively shopping street of rue Mouffetard. Centrally located, Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Notre Dame are within minutes by foot and there is no shortage of restaurants, cafés, bars, and jazz clubs. Plus, hop on the nearby RER B to easily access both Charles de Gaulle and Orly Airports. All of Paris is at your toes!
Asking Price: 689,000€ (Price includes agency fee, paid by the buyer.)
Parking is valued at approximately 50,000€ and can be rented or sold.
Size: Loi Carrez 32,50 m2 (350 sq. ft.)
Total Surface 36,01m2 (388 sq. ft.)
Third and Top Floor
Includes cellar (3.28m2) and underground parking space valued at about 50,000€ (with access via elevator to level -2 parking)
Annual ownership and operating costs:
Building fees – Estimated at 2375€ (in 2021) per year
Property tax – Estimated at 781€ per year
Métro: Maubert-Mutualité (#10), Jussieu (#7, #10), Place Monge (#7)
RER: Luxembourg (B)
Bus Line #’s: 21, 24, 27, 47, 75, 84, 89
A la prochaine…
The Adrian Leeds Group®
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