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Ready, Willing and Able to Sell! Four New Paris Properties…

[We are sincerely sorry for sending this newsletter out to you a second time. We discovered too late that the links to our new properties were not included in the first version. We want you to have the most complete information possible, and so offer you this updated version of yesterday’s Parler Paris with all links in place. We thank you for your patience!]

The Adrian Leeds Group just got ‘groupier.’ After ‘jumping through many French hoops,’ the group is adding the listing of properties for sale in Paris and other parts of France to our offerings of services…based on the quality of the property for resale BY and TO North Americans and other Anglophones (without specific exclusion, of course, of anyone wishing to sell or purchase a property!).

Our “raison d’être” at the Adrian Leeds Group is to provide as wide a range of property services FOR North Americans, BY North Americans. Australians, New Zealanders and Anglophone speakers far and wide are very welcome to our community, but we have seen clearly over the years that ‘culturally speaking,’ we tend to work more effectively with people of our own background and similar thinking, who can easily communicate in the same language and who understand each other with little or no conflict or confusion. I have always joked that we know each other so well, that ‘there is simply conversation we don’t need to have.’

It’s taken a long time to get to this point from an administrative standpoint, but we’re ready — more than ready to take on the new challenge! Very soon, you will see a whole new and expansive Web site for the Adrian Leeds Group, but for now, we have concentrated our efforts on bringing you the first of four properties on the market for immediate sale!

The criteria for properties we represent for sale are on as high a standard as the properties we have represented for rental. Knowing who our market is (you!) and what appeals to them (you!) is the key to our future success — as our offerings will be the ‘cream of the crop’ suited to buyers (and sellers) just like you. If a property doesn’t meet our standards, we’ll recommend the seller find another agency to represent it…simple as that. We will not waste your time, nor ours, offering up properties we wouldn’t wholeheartedly recommend as viable investments.

We have always prided ourselves in being able to advise with confidence so that you can trust you will make the best purchase/investment you can make — not just buy an apartment an agent wants to sell because it’s been on the books way too long. This means that you will have a better opportunity by first perusing our listings and then if nothing suits you, arrange for us to provide a full search for the property of your dreams.

Meanwhile, here are our first four, with many more to come. We fully expect and hope that if you have a property you wish to sell, you will allow us the opportunity to list it and sell it to someone just like yourself. We know how important it is to pass on a property to someone who appreciates it as much as you have!

Each property has a reference number or name which will help you in your search. In order by number…

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***Reference #001
9, rue des Mathurins, 8th Arr.
Opéra/Grand Boulevards
Three rooms, 75.56 m2

Just around the corner from the Opéra Garnier, one of the most opulent ever built, and the Galleries Lafayette, the world’s first and most famous department store, this is both a perfect investment property or place to live if you enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city center. Rue des Mathurins is located in the middle of a major transportation hub linking several Métro lines and the RER A. You’re one stop away from the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysées, one stop away from Châtelet-Les-Halles. In the 9th arrondissement, bordering the 8th, this is both a center for tourism and business. The apartment known as “Lafayette” offers you 70 square meters and two bedrooms. The building is a neo-Haussmann-style with stone façade, blending perfectly into its surroundings. The interior is modern, with high ceilings. Each room has tall windows that open to the street. The main bedroom has a narrow balcony. The apartment layout is conventional, with a foyer that distributes access to the living room, the kitchen, and the bedrooms. The apartment is in impeccable, move-in condition as is. Still, with the help of our interior designers, it is possible to open some of the walls to create a more spacious, contemporary feel. The apartment also includes an underground parking space in a part of Paris where such space is rare. The parking space can be offered for rental, separate from the apartment.

•    Three rooms
•    75.56 m2 Loi Carrez
•    2nd floor with elevator
•    Haussmann-style façade, with modern interiors
•    Large “salon” for relaxing or entertaining
•    Modern, well-equipped separate kitchen with state-of-the-art Bosch appliances
•    Two large bedrooms
•    Independent bathroom with large shower and sink
•    Separate toilet
•    High ceilings
•    Cellar 7m2
•     Parking space (possible to rent or sell)
•    Central water heating
•    Perfect condition – move-in, rental-ready
•    Abundant built-in closets and shelving
•    Digicode, Vigik and Video Interphone

Asking Price €880,000

For a personal showing, please email Carsten Sprotte at [email protected] or for more information and photos, visit our website.

***Reference #002
11, rue du Bois de Boulogne, 16th Arr.
Three rooms, 66 m2

Niched in a quiet residential street in the heart of the prestigious triangle between the Arc de Triomphe, Avenue Foche, Porte Dauphine, Bois de Boulogne, Porte Maillot, and the Avenue de la Grande Armée, this apartment has the rare ability to satisfy contradictory desires. Yes, you can have peace and quiet with the bustling Champs-Elysées and one of the Paris’ major transportation hubs (Etoile) just around the corner. Completely refurbished in 2012 with a sleek, contemporary style, the apartment is located in a beautiful building dating from 1930, with a view on ornate 19th-century facades. The two-bedroom, 66 square-meter  apartment is bright and impeccably refurbished with the highest quality amenities and furnishings. It features two separate bedrooms, one bathroom, and a separate toilet. One bedroom overlooks a beautiful open courtyard and has plenty of closet space. The second bedroom overlooks the lively rue Duret.

•    Three rooms, two bedrooms
•    66 m2 Loi Carrez
•    3rd floor with elevator
•    1930 building with elegant “cage d’escalier”
•    Modern, well-equipped separate kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances
•    Independent bathroom with large shower and sink
•    Separate toilet
•    Perfect condition -– move-in ready
•    Abundant built-in closets and shelving
•    Digicode, Vigik and Video Interphone

Asking Price €808,500

For a personal showing, please email Carsten Sprotte at [email protected] or for more information and photos, visit our website.

***Reference #003
31 rue de Seine, 6th Arr.
Three rooms, 59 m2

Located in the very heart of Saint-Germain-de-Prés this two-bedroom apartment on the chic rue de Seine in one of the most chic and exclusive areas of Paris, is fully renovated, ‘move-in-ready.’ Situated on the ground floor of a well maintained building, with its own large terrace, this apartment is full of old-world charm and modern amenities. Its efficient use of space and ground floor location also make it an excellent candidate for investors (for legal short-term rentals). Author George Sand once lived in this building! Furnishings and contents may also be included.

•    Two-bedroom of 59 m2 Loi Carrez
•    18th-century building, ground floor
•    8 m2 terrace accessible from living room and bedroom
•    Modern, well equipped open kitchen with separate pantry
•    Bedroom 1 with shower and en suite toilet
•    Bedroom 2 with en suite bathroom and storage closet
•    Large “salon” for relaxing or entertaining
•    Abundant built-in shelving
•    Inventive layout ensures maximum privacy
•    Electric heating
•    Digicode, Vigik and Video Interphone
•    Furnishings may be included
•    Perfect condition – move-in, rental-ready

Asking Price €1,050,000

For a personal showing, please email John Rule at [email protected] or for more information and photos, visit our website.


***Reference #abl
43-45 Rue Charlot, 3rd Arr.
Studio, 16.5 m2

Known as “Le Provençal,” this petit studio in the heart of Le Marais next to rue de Bretagne is a breath of sunshine, with three windows on a charming and quiet courtyard, south-facing for light all day long. Nothing is missing, and nothing to do, it’s move-in or rental-ready. The hand mosaic tile work of artist Véronique Husson turns this little studio into a jewel that will delight. Past residents have commented that “it is impossible to be depressed in such a happy space that feels so much bigger than it really is!” Outfitted with plenty of storage space, one could live happily in Le Provençal for a week or an eternity.

•    Studio of 16.5 m2 Loi Carrez
•    18th-century building, 3rd floor
•    Sunny all day: three windows south-facing
•    Hand-laid artistry mosaic tile by Véronique Husson
•    Fully equipped kitchen including washer/dryer
•    Bathroom with shower, toilet, sink
•    Big built-in closet
•    Electric heating and 100 liter hot water tank
•    Digicode, Vigik and Interphone
•    All furnishings included, including all linens and appliances (value €7,000)
•    Perfect condition –- move-in, rental-ready
•    Quarterly building fees €154, Taxe foncière €267

Asking Price €255,000

For a personal showing, please email Adrian Leeds at [email protected] or for more information and photos, visit our website.

And if you have a property to sell, do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].


A bientôt ,


 Adrian Leeds, French Property InsiderAdrian Leeds

The Adrian Leeds Group

Respond to Adrian: [email protected]



P.S. I’m writing you from my home town — La Nouvelle Orléans! Wednesday you’ll hear more about my adventures in this culinary U.S. city where fried turkey for Thanksgiving is the norm, not to mention a whole lot of partying! Stay tuned.

P.P.S. Did you know that many Parler Paris Apartments have been featured on House Hunters International? You can stay in one of the gorgeous apartments appearing in this popular show! Visit Parler Paris Apartments and look for the House Hunters International logo.


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