A secret garden home in Paris
by Kay Hare
Settled in the heart of Paris, Maubert Mutualite, the fifth district, the Latin quarter and famous for the Sorbonne University. This area is humming with restaurants, people and places of interest. However, this property is unique being private and out of sight. A secret hideaway, in one of the busiest, characterful districts of Paris.
Boasting a village creamy white exterior with a wooden decked flowering garden that embraces the property. It really has a fairy tale cottage feel, except it is far from small. The property correctly translates in French as mansion, with a surface area of 700 sq.m. The property consists of three buildings, with an interior patio area perfect for entertaining or relaxing. The views are magnificent, stretching for miles with the highlight of the Notre Dame de Paris.
The building dates back to 1963 and has recently been completely renovated. With four floors, all served by an elevator, this home boasts original exposed beams and a Renaissance staircase that dominates the central area of the home. All the woodwork, the floors and stone features have been preserved. The interior is a warm twist of toffee and cream, Bourbon biscuit style. There are many windows and with high ceilings the property is unusually light with windows in the kitchen extending to the roof area. It is a great family home full of character and charm.
It is a home to inspire the imagination, days could drift bye before wanting to leave or having any desire to leave. The rest area is an open plan design, extending out to a patio style garden, cosy for winter nights and cool in the summer. Leading down to the basement is an elegant swimming pool with exposed stone walls that umbrella over the pool and then on to the sauna, There is also a well equipped gym.
Once the exercise is over, a mature, inviting cellar is in the basement, again boasting exposed stone walls and a beautiful terracota floor. The property could be developed if wished, plans are available from the Paris office, Emile Garcin.
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