SPECIAL EDITION: Get In on the Ground Floor — A Bargain in Le Marais
This beautiful two-bedroom, two-bath apartment located in the heart of Le Marais for sale by one of our American owners, is now offered at the new bargain price of €1,170,000…she needs to sell and sell now, so this is your opportunity to get in on the “ground floor.”
We call it “Le Coeur de la Cour.” True to its name, being in “The Heart of the Courtyard,” it opens onto a stately courtyard on the ground level in a historic building in the heart of Le Marais on rue des Francs Bourgeois. The 88 square-meter apartment is in a portion of the building that was once the carriage-house of a 17th-century “Hôtel Particulier” and was designed and decorated by our illustrious interior architect, Martine di Mattéo (Martine is so proud of it that her website features the master bedroom as the first photo you see!).
The apartment is situated on three levels:
1) a ground level living room/dining room/kitchen,
2) a master suite on the upper level and
3) a second bedroom and bath on the lower level, all which provide its occupants with a real sense of privacy.
The ground floor is home to the living room, dining room and spacious kitchen. The kitchen has all of the appliances that you would expect from a luxury apartment, including a full-size refrigerator with freezer, four-burner electric stove, oven, dishwasher, coffee maker, and toaster.
On this side of the apartment the two large windows facing the street are mirrored such that it provides complete privacy from the street, even with the curtains open. Off to one side, in a small space separated by a curtain, are the separate washer and dryer and utility area.
Meals prepared in this well-equipped kitchen can be served at the large oak dining table, which seats at least six. Everything is being sold with the apartment, including the plates, glasses and cutlery, as is all cookware.
The living room portion of this level has a double sofa bed, flat-screen TV with DVD player, iPod dock, large coffee table, bookshelves and serving table and portable air conditioner. The large arched windows on the courtyard side allow plenty of light to enter through the sheer curtains but can easily be closed off with the second silk curtain.
An ancient oak stairway leads up from the living room to the sumptuous master bedroom suite including a powder room with toilet and full bathroom with claw-foot tub, shower and sink. The bathroom is bright, with “Métro-style” white beveled tiles, an oval window overlooking the courtyard and antique Venetian mirrors.
The master bedroom is spacious, with plenty of closet space behind antique louvre doors. The bed is crowned by a hand-made iron canopy. There is a large oak desk in one corner from which you can write your great novel, email your friends or just send postcards. Above the desk is a flat-screen television with DVD player. The room is bathed in light thanks to the windows on both sides, including an arched window that spans the entire length of one wall. A traditional boudoir-inspired “chaise longue” near the windows is for relaxing, reading, dreaming…or romantic moments. The space is both heated for cozy comfort or in warmer times, air-conditioned for ultimate pleasure.
From the living room take the spiral staircase down to the second bedroom with its queen-size bed that can be separated into twins, as you like. There is plenty of storage in the mirrored antique armoire and the room is equipped with a small television beside the bed including a DVD player.There is a full bathroom with large tub ensuite to this room under an arched ceiling, once a wine cellar, hence a lower-scaled entry portal. The bathtub, under the arched ceiling and surrounded by the same beautiful white Métro tiles, is rather unique and quite delightful in which to soak and relax.
Le Coeur de la Cour is filled with charm and romance and has everything an owner or visitor needs for a perfect stay in the City of Light. What’s most important is that because the property is designated as “commercial,” it is a legal short-term rental and that means a certain revenue for the owner.
It’s one of our very best rental apartments and was featured in a House Hunters International! (“Every Little Girl’s Dream Comes True in Paris“).
NEW PRICE: €1,170,000
Including Agency Fee and Furnishings (Valued at €35,000)
Note: The value of the furnishings reduces the price on the deed and therefore reduces the Notarial taxes and fees of approximately 7%, paid by the buyer.For more information, email Carsten Sprotte now!
A la prochaine…
Adrian Leeds Group
P.S. You may not realize that we are not the usual real estate agency. Our mission is to benefit the buyer of French property, not the seller.
For this reason, our listings are very special because we will not list a property that we wouldn’t recommend our clients buy. That’s a huge difference between us and the 99.99% of the other agencies that will list just about any property, as long as there’s an opportunity for a sale and a chance to line their pockets. That means that they don’t really care what the buyers buys, as long as he buys something from their listings. And it means they won’t want to share their commissions, particularly on good properties they know they can easily sell without help from other agents.
Most of our listings are properties that were found by us to begin with, bought by our clients with our help, who are now, years later, selling for one reason or another. They rarely like to let go easily as there are so many emotional ties to their French properties, but they like to know that the apartment or home will go to someone who will love it as much as they did.
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