For Sale: Two-Bedrooms Next Door to Notre Dame!
Can you imagine waking up to the bells of Notre Dame?
Now, I know you might think I’m nuts because at the moment, the bells of Notre Dame are not ringing. The world-famous Cathédral Notre Dame de Paris is currently undergoing a complete reconstruction after the devastating fire that took place just two years ago on April 15th…a catastrophe that none of us will ever forget.
The reconstruction is a major feat and will take many years to restore it to its former splendor, but have no fear, it is well underway and will be done…just as it was before the fire and even better. When the last nail is pounded in to its completion, the entire world will be watching and celebrating the return of “Our Lady.” This is “Kilometer Zero,” from which all distances to and from Paris, are measured. It doesn’t get more central than this, and that makes this the most important geographical point in France, as well as spiritual.
Wouldn’t you like to own a pied-à-terre at that very spot? Well, now you can.
17, rue d’Arcole
4th Arrondissement / Ile de la Cité
Two-Bedroom/Two-Bathroom Luxury Apartment Steps from Notre-Dame
48 m2 (517 sq. ft.), on the Third Floor with a Lift
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”) and also Prima Maison Magazine! This is no ordinary property with such accolades of which one can boast!
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.
From this very, very central location there is transportation galore!:
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
And an overwhelming amount of amenities:
- digicode, intercom entry system
- 3rd floor, European (4th floor American), with elevator
- windows in every room—all face interior courtyards, so no street noise (except the bells of Notre Dame!)
The heart of the apartment is the central living, dining and kitchen area:
- wall unit with plenty of storage and built in desk
- designer three-seater sofa
- coffee table
- non-working marble fireplace with mantle
- designer arm chair
- glass dining room table that seats four
- unique glass-encased chandelier
- full open kitchen with: full sized oven, separate microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, all dishes, utensils, serving pieces and glassware
- 100 cm flat-screen TV with Blu-Ray DVD player
Bedroom #1 on the right:
- queen-size bed (converts to twins, separates)
- hanging and shelf space in built-in closets/cabinets surrounding the bed
- en suite bathroom with artisan hand mosaic tiled shower, rain fall and handheld shower heads, heated towel rack, sink, vanity, medicine cabinet
- easy chair and upright chair
Bedroom #2 on the left:
- queen-size bed (converts to twins, side-by-side)
- two bedside tables with lamps
- two double mirrored closets
- easy chair and upright chair
Bathroom with a tub and shower:
- located immediately beside bedroom #2
- shower and large tub
- oval sink and vanity
- mirrored medicine cabinet
- washer/dryer combo
- storage closet
- separate powder room with sink and toilet
Some of the special extras:
- plenty of bed linens, hand, bath and kitchen towels
- hair dryers
- iron and ironing board
- parquet floors throughout
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.
Asking Price: 855,000€ including all agency fees and furnishings (30,000€ estimated value)
This apartment won’t be on the market long considering all of its attributes, so don’t delay! Contact Carsten Sprotte immediately by email or call him at +33 6 26 08 12 94
For more information and more photos, visit our website.
A la prochaine…
The Adrian Leeds Group®