There’s no shortage of handsome apartments for sale in the French capital but this trio of period Paris properties really caught our eye. Peek inside our top picks.
€35m via Paris Ouest Sotheby’s International Realty
This hôtel particulier sits in the 16th arrondissement, a stone’s throw from Jardin du Ranelagh, and dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. The 30-room private mansion has a grand entrance with marble and stone spiral staircase and a series of sweeping reception rooms with original parquet flooring and painted ceilings, carved fireplaces and period mouldings. As typical with this type of building, the Paris property comes with a garden and courtyard and presents a number of future uses (planning dependent) for its potential new owner.
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€990,000 via Patrice Besse
Sitting half-way between Bonne-Nouvelle and Poissonnière underground stations, on the edge of the city’s 10th arrondissement, this three-bedroom Paris apartment offers city living with an agrarian past. The open-plan home is part of a converted outbuilding that belonged to an 18th-century mansion and retains its working heritage via metal-framed roof lights and rustic timber beams.
The old atrium is now an entrance hall that opens straight onto the reception and kitchen-dining room. A mezzanine storage level has been inserted above, while dressed stone walls and parquet flooring are all original.
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€595,000 via Patrice Besse
Culture vultures can join the ranks of luminaries like Voltaire, Mirabeau, Lekain and Bouchardon, who’ve called this street home between Avenue-de-l’Opéra and Rue-de-Richelieu, in the city’s 1st arrondissement.
The apartment itself dates from Louis XIV’s reign and occupies the third floor of the building. While on the ‘petit’ side at just 36 sqm, it packs plenty of character into its rooms via rustic, bohemian features that hone a literary flair. Stone window sills and fireplaces, parquet flooring, decorative window shutters and oak cornicing are all original.