On the fourth flour with elevator access, this 80m2 one-bedroom apartment resides in one of the area’s finest mansion buildings.
Built in the 17th century, work began in June 2013 to restore the mansion to its former splendour, restoring its facades and exterior spaces to resemble that of the original.
Located off the street and looking out over an internal garden courtyard, this apartment is a peaceful, hidden gem.
Simple and pared back in its design, the architecture champions the space. With tall, French windows, solid oak floorboards and exposed wooden beams, it has an air of elegance and has been decorated with care and attention to detail.
With high ceilings soaring up to four metres, and a skylight, this spacious apartment is very light and airy in the summer, while remaining cosy in the winter with central heating.
The bedroom is light and private, with a queen-sized bed and a large, walk-in wardrobe. It overlooks the internal courtyard and onto a building built by Gustave Eiffel.
The second sleeping area is a single bed on a mezzanine level above the living room, accessed via an internal staircase.
The open plan kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, full-size refrigerator, oven and microwave, while the modern bathroom has a bathtub, heated towel rail, and separate WC.
Recently renovated, the building has central heating with individual programming, automatic lighting in the common areas with presence detectors, and a videophone at the entrance.
Guests have access to, and use of, the courtyard garden, which is a haven in the heart of the Marais, especially in summer.
Centrally located on rue de Turenne, the apartment sits within the trendy and local Upper-Marais. With good transport links, the apartment is moments from bus stops, metro stations (Temple, Filles du Calvaire, Republique & Oberkamp), Velib bike stands and within an easy walking distance to local markets, food-shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries, museums and shopping.
The apartment is an easy stroll to Places des Vosges, the Picasso Museum, the shopping of Francs-Bourgeouis and Vieille de Temple, as well as metres from the Carreau de Temple and ‘Marche des Enfants Rouge’.
For those arriving on the Eurostar, this apartment is a ten minute taxi ride from Gare du Nord.