Living by the Louvre
Rare, three-bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment
two steps away from the Tuileries and the louvre
3 360 000€*
*Agency fees included,. Current USD value: $3 400 000
There are many prestigious neighborhoods in Paris, but in the very heart and center of Paris, there is the one and only: the 1st arrondissement. This is the center from which the shape of Paris spirals
out into its current 20 arrondissements. Home to the Louvre, the Tuileries Gardens, the Palais Royal, the rue du Rivoli, and the Place de la Concorde, the 1st arrondissement has gained even more attention and value in recent years as a result of several extraordinary renovations, including the Samaritaine and the Pinault Collection. The district is not only monumental but also offers its share of neighborhood cafés and shops, making it both charming and grandiose.
In this neighborhood, there are several world-famous luxury hotels (Le Meurice, La Regina), but it is very rare to find a 177m2 family apartment such as this one located on the rue du 29 juillet. Equally rare, the building from the year 1820 is a perfect architectural example of the post-Empire, pre-Haussman style. It offers monumental features such as large pillars and a large, stone staircase, but is less ornate than the later Haussman style.
The 3rd-floor apartment offers
- a spacious living room (35,6m2)
- a study with a built-in library (22,4m2)
- a fitted kitchen open to the dining room (31,8m2)
- three bedrooms including the master bedroom (24,5m2)
- two bathrooms and a third separate WC
- dedicated laundry space
- 3-meter-high ceilings with classical moldings.
The current configuration can be modified to create two separate apartments.
A buyer interested in certain items of furniture is welcome to make an offer to include these.
Apartment Interior views
Main entrance and living room
There are two entries to the apartment (potentially three). A wide, red-carpet staircase leads to the grand entrance. A second staircase and elevator leads to the back entrance next to the kitchen.
The main entry opens into a spacious foyer, providing access to the living room, a study, an independent WC, a bathroom, and a hallway leading to other rooms.
Click on any photo below for an enlarged view.
Study & Library
The study room (or office) is a separate sitting room with wide openings from the foyer through to the dining room and kitchen. With views onto the courtyard, it is a quiet room even with the windows open. The room features contemporary, custom-built shelving.
Kitchen & Dining Room
The kitchen and dining area form one spacious single room. The kitchen is fully equipped, but may be worth updating to the new owner's preferences.
Bedrooms & Bathrooms
The three bedrooms include one master bedroom on the street side, with an adjoining bathroom, a second bathroom with a street view and an ensuite bathroom, and a third bedroom on the courtyard side, with a pull-down murphy bed. A third WC is accessed from the entry hall.
The apartment faces east on the street side, and on the courtyard side, both west and north.
1. Kitchen (facing courtyard, north) with access to elevator.
2. Dining room
4. Entry/foyer (including a WC)
5b. Bedroom (facing street, east)
6. Living room
7. Master bedroom
8a. Bedroom (facing courtyard, west)
9. Hallway (including laundry space)
10. Hallway (including an entry door that is not currently used). It could be opened up to create two apartments.
Exterior views & immediate surroundings
The street windows allow a view of the Tuileries (to right), and looking to the left the street ends at the Marché de Saint-Honoré. The direct view of the building across the street is the Saint James Albany luxury hotel (currently under renovation).
Property tax estimation: 2600€/year
Condo fees: 640€/month
Elevator : Yes
Energy performance rating : D (on a scale of A to G)
The renovation of the main staircase remains to be voted.
Plan for an additional 10 000€ for this over the next three years.