Property of the week: a Parisian home with a living wall by Patrick Blanc

It’s a jungle in here…

Plant life doesn’t stop in the garden of this Parisian home…

Maison JMD was created for a green-fingered botanical editor, who tasked landscape architect (and vertical garden inventor) Patrick Blanc to create a living wall in the property’s double-height living room.

It takes pride of place in the five-bedroom house, designed by Parisian practice XY Architects in 2003. The building sits on a narrow plot of land in a neighbourhood favoured by artists and makers, and its street facade has been designed to echo surrounding workshops.

At the back, the green theme continues with a series of planted terraces on each level of the six-storey house, which is crowned by a mature rooftop garden.

Rooms open onto terraces that can be accessed via a steel staircase, which snakes its way up the property’s exterior. Inside, a glass lift rises through the house.

Maison JMD
Courtesy of Patrice Besse

Polished concrete floors and expansive glazing amplify light within the property’s volumes – which appear stacked from the outside like a series of boxes.

And if there’s still not enough greenery for you, the property is close to one of Paris’s biggest public spaces, Parc Montsouris in the city’s 14th arrondissement.

Maison JMD is on the market for €2.9m via Patrice Besse.

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