This converted artist’s studio is tucked above a peaceful courtyard in the heart of Paris’ bustling 14th arrondissement.
Montparnasse was favoured by the city’s artists and literary residents during the late 19th and early 20th century, with everyone from Gauguin and Man-Ray, to Sartre and Simone-de-Beauvoir living in the district.
The one bedroom abode – on the market with Patrice Besse for €650,000 – occupies the second and top floor of an 1800s dressed stone building that has been recently restored.
Its kitchen and living room feature exposed beams, while the bedroom is tucked on a skylit mezzanine beneath the pitched roof. Wooden floorboards and oak cabinetry have been teamed with white walls throughout the 68 sq m apartment.
The Paris apartment’s wrought iron balcony overlooks the greenery filled courtyard below, dotted with fig and bamboo trees.
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