Wednesday, 27 April 2016


********AS OF 6TH MAY 2016 THIS FLAT HAS BEEN SOLD*********

Located in the increasingly trendy 18th Arrondisement on the backside of Montmartre, this quaint 42.5m2 / 3-room apartment has retained all of its original Parisian charm.

The classic stone-faced building comprises six floors with two apartments per floor. Access through the main street level doors is by digicode which opens into a small lobby containing the residents' mailboxes. A second set of large glass paned doors leads to the winding central staircase. These doors are opened by key or through the internal intercom system.

 Located on the 5th floor, the apartment enters into a small gallery-style hall. Turning to the right, one enters the living room which overlooks the street and the romantic Mansard rooftops of the neighbourhood. The room has retained all of its original features including the original fireplace and mirror, decorative plaster cornices and oak hardwood floors. The full-length windows open to a small balcony with a scrolling ironwork railing and sufficient for a small cafe style table and chair or lush cascading window boxes.

Branching off the gallery hall is a small yet functional bathroom with sink, toilet and a short "sabot" bathtub with shower. All of the bath hardware is new and there are white lacquered cupboards above and below the sink for added storage.

Next to the bath is an equipped kitchen featuring abundant cabinetry, large luminous windows and a nostalgic painted cement tile floor. It is fitted with new countertops and appliances including a stainless steel sink and mixer, Smeg stainless steel 4-burner gas cooktop, Smeg under counter refrigerator / freezer and a compact washing machine. There is additional space for a microwave or compact oven.


Continuing down the hall one enters the second principal room, intended as a dining room. It too features a marble fireplace, plaster cornices and original oak hardwood floor. Large full-length double windows open to a sizeable courtyard spanning two buildings, allowing for abundant natural light and an exceptionally tranquil and enchanting view over the neighbouring zinc covered roofs.

Classic French double doors lead to the third and final room which has been used as the master bedroom, although this could also be relocated to the front street-facing room if one desired a connecting living / dining option. This room also features an original black marble fireplace with mirror, an illuminated glass-fronted built-in showcase and a walk-in closet behind louvered doors that includes double height hanging space and abundant shelves.

All of the windows are perfect condition and are double glazed for energy savings. Heat for the apartment is supplied by individual electric baseboard heaters located in each room. Hot water is also provided by a 50L electric water tank nicely concealed under the kitchen countertop. A lockable basement storage unit or "cave" of approximately 12m2 is also included in the sale.

Situated in the north of Paris on the rue Eugene Sue, a mere 2- or 3-minute walk from the local Mayor's office and an enjoyable stroll to Montmartre or Paris' extraordinary flea markets, the neighbourhood is easily served by Metro line 4 @ Marcadet Poissioniers and line 12 @ Jules Joffrin, making connections to all parts of Paris easy and convenient.

The street has seen a rebirth of interest over the past several years through the influx of a younger, hipper crowd who have taken to opening an array of trendy restaurants, tapas bars, vintage design boutiques and epiceries along the street. Residents also enjoy an award winning French bakery, an excellent independent wine merchant and an innovative Michelin starred restaurant.

The apartment is in fine condition and could be rented immediately garnering a monthly income of approximately 1,200 Euros. It is also ready for the personal touches of a new owner who is looking for a charming and authentic Paris pied-a-terre to call their own.

Asking 355,000 euros (exclusive of agency fees)

Please contact Anthony for more information on this unique and beautiful property.


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