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A dream studio, Paris

A dream studio

A stylish interior with a 6-M wide clearance and a splendid bay window

This 260-sq m property, located rue Méchin, by the Observatoire, is housed in the only Parisian apartment building designed by Robert Mallet-Stevens, in 1929, which combines apartments and duplex studios. Featuring a 60-sq m, 6-m wide clearance registered studio, Louis Barillet stained glass windows, Jean Prouvé metal hand-railing and vintage furniture in the mezzanine smoking room, the four-level property overlooks the condominium’s gardens and those of the Sisters of Cluny convent. “This unusual apartment, expertly renovated, has retained its vintage elements, highlighting the beautiful volumes”, stresses Belles Demeures de France. It comprises a living room, a study, three bedrooms, a bathroom and three shower rooms, plus a couple of splendid terraces (18 and 22 sq m), on the upper floors. An indoor lift, three maid’s rooms, two cellars and a box round out the amenities of this property steeped in history. In perfect condition, it is a testimony to a certain art-de-vivre from the enlightened bourgeoisie in the Roaring Twenties.

Proposed price: 3 900 000 euros

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Estate agent: Belles Demeures de France, 75008 Paris. Tel: 01 53 23 81 81. http://www.paris-fineresidences.com

A dream studio