Ever since the Brexit vote, Paris has been enjoying a resurgence as one of the European property market’s hottest spots. But flush as the city is with architectural treasures and literary heritage, it’s not like anyone needs an excuse to move to the French capital. As Audrey Hepburn once said, Paris is always a good idea. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the seven most spectacular Paris apartments for sale today, from a sprawling artist’s haven in the Marais, to a bijou Art Deco bolthole overlooking the Eiffel Tower.
A loft in the Marais
€8.9 million, via Sotheby’s International Realty
In a city with a reputation for housing its artists in small, draughty garrets, this 500 sq m home offers a novel take on artist living – one with endless space and soaring ceilings. Set inside a 17th-century building in the Rue Vieille du Temple, the four-bedroom Paris apartment – for sale for €8.9m – has been restored with a minimalist’s touch. Original hardwood floors, cast-iron pillars and rough-hewn beams have been retained.
A mansion flat on Île Saint-Louis
€1.5 million, via Patrice Besse
Unsurprisingly for an island in the middle of the Seine, Île Saint-Louis is one of Paris’ most prestigious addresses. This L-shaped, one-bedroom apartment in an 17th-century mansion block offers a respite from the frenetic pace of the city beyond; the interiors newly renovated to balance period details with contemporary touches.
An architect’s house in the 18th
€2.31 million, via Daniel Féau
In an area best known for hosting the rambunctious excesses of the Moulin Rouge, this spacious architect’s abode is an enclave of calm. The four bedroom house unfurls upwards over three levels, with the highlight saved for last – a vast living room, walled in glass and constantly bathed in sunlight.
A renovation project with 6-metre-high ceilings
€2.2m, via Le Figaro
The challenges of a fixer-upper are made worthwhile when the bones are as spectacular as this top floor Paris apartment for sale on Rue Clauzel. Its central living space has 6m-high ceilings, a glass roof, and a mezzanine library.
A former sculptor’s atelier in the Abbesses
Price on application via Menager Hug
Neo-gothic details fill this two-bedroom triplex apartment in the Abbesses. A former sculptor’s workshop has been refashioned as a light-filled lounge with 8-metre-tall vaulted ceilings, while the kitchen opens onto a private 30 sq m terrace. Carved woodwork and gothic stained glass windows are juxtaposed with contemporary additions to the townhouse, including a suspended staircase. It’s on the market via Menager Hug, with price on application.
An Art Deco home in the 7th
€920,000, via Patrice Besse
This apartment sits on the first floor of an elaborate 1932 building that wears its heritage proudly. Delicate wrought iron balconies on the façade and stained glass in the entrance hall declare the Art Deco style, which is continued inside the apartment with original herringbone parquet floors and elegantly arched oak doors. It comes with Eiffel Tower views.
An artist’s retreat on the periphery of Paris
€1.86 million, via Patrice Besse
Painter and sculptor François Arnal once lived in this studio-complex-cum-flat in Arcueil, which offers both a peaceful retreat and easy access to the capital. Dubbed ‘Atelier A’, the buildings span 680 sq m, and are set in grounds spanning more than 820 sq m. At the heart is a vast showroom, which is surrounded by satellite studios, a large living room with an open-plan kitchen and bedrooms, and an unusual bamboo garden.
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