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Capital splendor, Paris VIII

Away from the bustle of the Champs-Elysées yet near the business district stands a magnificent private mansion, built in the second half of the 19th century for the Count of Choiseul-Praslin.

Its current owner acquired it at the start of the 21st century, undertaking large-scale renovations while remaining true to its 19th century design. Today, behind the stone facade is a sophisticated house outfitted with the ultimate in modern comfort and communication. “It’s magical, one goes 130 years back into time but with the latest technology,” notes the Daniel Féau agency. A tour through the 1067 sq m starts in the lofty entrance. The first floor is the site of a grand sitting room, 2 offices, a dining room as well as a stately counsel room, perfect for meetings. Equipped with 24 plasma screens, the room also features state-ofthe- art sound. The second floor is divided into 6 offices, a lobby and large library. The third floor (167 sq m) is designed as a living space with 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, dining room and 2 bathrooms. Finally, the basement houses practical facilities (cloakroom, laundry, storage and wine cellar) as well as a large kitchen. “It’s a perfect setting for an embassy or the CEO of a foreign company, who could set up the business on the lower levels and have the private dwelling on the top floor,” they point out at Daniel Féau. With 2 elevators and 7 parking spots, this edifice is also quiet, with a 60 sq m courtyard. Listing price: 30 million euros.

Daniel Féau Conseil Immobilier, Monsieur Gérard Féau, 132, boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris. Tél. : 01 40 08 10 03. http://www.feau-immobilier.fr

Capital splendor