The Adrian Leeds Group France are listing agents specifically for properties that we would recommend purchasing or renting. This differs from all other agencies as they will list just about anything, regardless of whether it’s a good property or not. Most of the properties we offer for sale and rent are owned by North Americans and therefore have the attributes North Americans want in a French property.
A PERFECT STUDIO IN LE MARAIS
Our newest listing is not yet on the Web site and is owned by an American who lived in Paris many years, but has moved back to the States. Martine di Mattéo, our illustrious designer, designed and renovated the apartment to perfection with the theme of treetops over Paris and little birds, including original paintings by “trompe l’oeil” artist Pascal Amblard along one wall and continuing onto the cabinetry surrounding the sofa bed.
The apartment is a studio of approximiately 20 m2 on the third floor of an 18th-century building on rue Volta in the northwest corner of the 3rd arrondissement (Le Marais)– a spot that is gentrifying before our very eyes. It has two very large windows with beautiful views of the buildings opposite as well as lots of sky affording lots of light and never a feeling of being in a small space.
Every inch was considered for efficiency as the owner has been living in it full time and enjoying every minute. The kitchen is fully equipped with two burners with venting hood, refrigerator, microwave and washer/dryer. Cleverly, a counter flips up or down for use when it’s up or to allow for more floor space when down. It’s a perfect spot for a stool as a kind of “eat-in kitchen.”
There is loads of storage throughout the apartment along with two secretary-style desks, plus beautiful furnishings including a wrought iron and glass table with matching chairs that seats four and a trundle sofa bed that sleeps two in twins or as a single (very smart use of space!).
The bathroom is perfectly designed to include a beautiful shower, sink, toilet and towel warmer.
The apartment is virtually missing nothing, even though small…and with that comes a small price. The owner is asking 299,000€ including all furnishings valued at about 10,000€ (to be confirmed) — meaning that it’s move-in/rental ready. There is NOTHING to do, but move in with your personal belongings and call it home.
(Next door and in the next building are other American owners who rent their apartments and therefore you would be “in good company.” This apartment for sale has never been a rental, but could be in an instant and would rent very well just like its neighbors!)
If you are a serious candidate to make a purchase, email me at [email protected]
Two apartments which have been listed on our site were off the market for a while, but have been relisted — one in the chic St. Germain-des-Prés and the other in the 5th near Val de Grace and Port Royal!
TWO-BEDROOMS IN SAINT-GERMAIN-DES-PRES!
These American owners took the apartment off the market, but now it’s back at a better price!
Located in the very heart of Saint-Germain-de-Prés, this two-bedroom apartment on the 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. 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
New reduced asking price: 945,000€
ONE-BEDROOM/ONE BATH, VAL DE GRACE/PORT ROYAL/JARDIN DE LUXEMBOURG
This bright and quiet one-bedroom/one-bath apartment sits on the fifth floor of a stately, well maintained, 19th-century building less than 150 meters from RER Port Royal. The apartment has been recently renovated, but retains its old-world charm, with traditional tomette tiles in the kitchen, beautiful crown molding and authentic parquet floors. The apartment is facing onto a quiet side street and has three windows that let in an abundance of natural light. The bathroom comes equipped with shower, toilet, sink, vanity and heated towel rack. The kitchen is equipped and sold with all its appliances – refrigerator/freezer, stovetop, microwave and dishwasher. Furnishings including antique armoires and most of the contents are included in the purchase price. Move-in ready. Makes a great rental — can accommodate up to 4 people.
Asking Price: 437,000€
Remember, these and any properties we offer carry our “seal of approval” — so you can never go wrong! Our goal is to ensure you make the best purchase you can!
And if we don’t have what you want, we can always search for it and find just about anything! Email us for more information: [email protected]
RENT OUR LUXURY APARTMENTS LONG TERM!
Two of our luxury rental apartments are now offered for long-term rental. That means you sign on a one-year lease.
1. “Chez Antoine” – apartment for four – central Marais
Modeled after a typical Parisian bistro, “Chez Antoine” is a completely newly renovated apartment located in the very heart of Le Marais. The location could not be more convenient with the Saint-Paul Métro entrance nearby and everything Le Marais has to offer at your feet. You will have non-stop fun staying at Chez Antoine – just what is intended by the extraordinary décor by Interior Architect, Martine di Mattéo.
With Parisian coach lights providing the illumination throughout, centuries old, original, exposed wood beams and a combination of tiled and parquet flooring, the accent is on charm! Entering this first floor apartment the first thing you will see is the oak bar which stands in the corner to the left, in front of a series of glass shelves with mirrored backing. A collection of beer glasses lines the shelves invitingly. The bar does double duty as a workspace and comes with a barstool.
To the right is a bistro table with seating for 4 people, on a red leather banquette and two authentic bistro chairs. A bit further along, through an entrance framed by exposed original beams, is a corner kitchen. This extremely efficient space contains a refrigerator with freezer, a small dishwasher, microwave oven, toaster oven, combination washer/dryer, stovetop with two burners, sink and cabinetry. Also included are a complete array of kitchenware (all cooking utensils, dinner and tableware, serving pieces) an electric coffee maker/espresso maker and electric tea kettle.
Just past the kitchen is the reading area with padded window seats, sandwiched between a well- stocked bookshelf and a stately fireplace (non-functioning) with large antique mirror. A handcrafted wooden closet with etched glass provides well thought-out storage. The windows are equipped with wooden shutters that open and close easily as needed.
From here one enters the living room with its three-seat sofa that converts into a high-end double bed, and handcrafted coffee table made from antique Haussmannian iron. Also in iron is the one-of-a-kind console made from an original Haussmannian balcony grill and topped by a beautiful arched mirror. On the wall above the sofa is an original painting by Parisian artist, Pascal Amblard, depicting a Parisian café from days gone by. The 42-inch flat-screen TV with DVD player sits on the opposite wall.
Exit the living room into the hall where you will discover a marble and glass bathroom with a very unique and handsome columnar sink, toilet and shower with glass doors. The heated towel rack will quickly dry the abundant towels that are provided with the apartment and warm the bathroom to cozy.
Past the bathroom is an ample-sized bedroom with new queen-size bed that can be separated into twins, a flat-screen TV with DVD player, made to measure wooden closet with decorated crystal panels and bistro handles. The headboard of the bed is actually the second on-theme painting by Pascal Amblard — this one in colors to match the bedroom décor. Beside the bed is a café table and chair, perfect for catching up on late night emails. Unusual for a one-bedroom apartment, Chez Antoine has an en suite powder room with toilet and sink.
Both the bedroom and the living room are equipped with brand new built-in air conditioning units that are sure to keep you cool if your time in Paris heats up.
Included with the apartment is cable television, with over 100 channels on both TVs, a well-stocked video library, WiFi and free telephone with answering machine. Long-distance calls to land lines in over 100 countries are free. This extends to calls to cell phones in the US and Canada.
For more information and to book your stay, visit our booking partner’s site, Paris Sharing.
2. “Le Mabillon” – Rustic charm and modern fixtures
6th Arrondissement, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Studio, Sleeps up to 2
In the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Le Mabillon is in the perfect location to enjoy one of Paris’ most sought after locations. Upon entering the building it is immediately clear that this one is special. Completely restored and renovated, the common areas boast exposed stone walls and centuries old beams, beautifully illuminated with modern lighting. The anachronistic, modern glass elevator juxtaposes rather well with older parts of the building and waits to take you up to your Paris home.
The newly renovated apartment is every bit as stylish as its surroundings. From the entranceway, a hallway leads first to a bathroom with combined tub/rainfall shower, sink and toilet. Modern and elegant fixtures, a stone counter and a large mirror, make this room shine.
Continuing down the hallway one comes to the main part of the apartment. To the immediate left is a large closet with hanging space. Just past this is the kitchen area with refrigerator, two burner ceramic stove, full sized oven, microwave and several other small appliances that will allow you to be self-sustaining for as long as you need to be. The apartment is well equipped with dishes and glassware as well as utensils and cooking implements.
Opposite the kitchen is the sleeping area, with its inviting King sized bed which can be converted to two twins. The bed is adorned with luxury fabrics and ample pillows. Surrounding the head of the bed is built in cabinetry, which will mean that you will never have storage issues.
The entertainment center with flat screen TV and DVD player can be enjoyed from the bed or from the comfortable sofa on the opposite wall from the bed. There are over one hundred channels available, several of them in English.
Included in your rental rate is high speed wireless internet and unlimited free phone calls to over 50 countries, including cell phones in the US and Canada.
For your dining pleasure, there is a table for two in the corner of the apartment beside an antique mirrored divider. The plush Louis XV chairs will allow you to comfortably linger over meals.
The apartment has two large windows through which the sun shines, and is equipped with blackout curtains to allow you a very dark sleeping environment if so desired.
For more information and to book your stay, visit our booking partner’s site, Paris Sharing.
Special Note: If you have a property to sell or rent, do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].
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