This apartment with its three air conditioned bedrooms is in the 7th arrondissement within easy walking distance of many Paris attractions. It's just steps away from the Champ de Mars, Eiffel Tower and within easy walking distance of many restaurants, bars, shops and the famous market street rue Cler. It's just 2 blocks from the metro, just across the street from the bus stop, close to bicycle rental stations, 2 open air markets with one on the right bank at Ave President Wilson and the other on the left, as well as boat and bus tours and within walking distance of many museums and other attractions.
This apartment is a wonderful mélange of antiques and contemporary furnishings from the beautiful, original artwork, the 1920's Baccarat dining room chandelier, patisserie ceilings, original herringbone wood flooring to the ultra modern professionally fully equipped kitchen with high end appliances, a chef's delight.
The apartment was completely remodeled in 2012-2013 with the assistance of a professional French interior designer and by the owner who made several trips to a small town in Provence with over 400 antique shops to hunt for antique furnishings for the apartment as well as shopping in various parts of Paris for additional furnishings. Two large contemporary sofas are on either size of the living room fireplace with an antique oriental rug under them and a custom made glass top cocktail table between them. Custom made pharmacy lamps at the ends of each of the sofas make reading at night easy. Additional lighting is provided by two custom made standing lamps in either corner of the fireplace wall and a Maison Charles (very famous French lamp designer) metal table lamp with metal shade on an antique parquet, round table with copper base in another corner of the room. The two standing lamps were made to compliment the design of this table lamp. A pair of 18th century bergere chairs sit at the end of each of the sofas. They are covered in material of horsehair and sisal and have small pillows covered in Jean Paul Gautier fabric. A very unique feature of the living room is the flat screen television which is hidden behind the framed mirror over the fireplace. The screen is viewed through the mirror.
The nine foot long, oval granite dining room table can easily accommodate 8 to 10 and even if necessary 12 people. There are two 18th century host and hostess bergere chairs and six custom made side chairs all upholstered in horsehair. A beautiful 1920 crystal Baccarat chandelier hangs over the table. Two 18th century carved wood buffets on each side of the dining room fireplace house dining linens, sterling flatware, formal china and CD albums with over 500 CDs of various genre. On top of each of these chests are Baccarat and St. Louis crystal vases and candelabras. Hanging over each of these chests is a wonderful, huge old oil painting which can be lit in the evening by a strip light sitting on the chest under the painting. On another wall in the dining room is a built in cabinet with a Bang & Olufsen six disc CD player, remote control with two tall,l vertical speakers in the corners of living room fireplace wall. On top of this chest which was made to look like a continuation of the wall with its molding is a 1940s lamp with a four sided, square column,, etched mirrored base and rectangular silk shade.
Both the living room and the dining room have a pair of French doors which can close them off from the entry way. These doors as well as all the other doors in the apartment have antique pairpoint crystal, round bubble knobs made in the United States during the beginning of the 1900s. After bringing all the knobs to Paris, all the crystal balls were removed from their shanks which were then replated to have the same finish - one that looks like silver. New matching "silver" escutcheons were made for all the knobs as well.
The kitchen is extremely well equipped with a round, granite top table and 4 or 5 "ant" chairs made by a well known Danish designer. There is an induction stove top, three ovens, convection, steam and microwave, an American side by side, stainless steel refrigerator with a dispenser for filtered water, ice cubes and ice chips, dishwasher,
Nespresso machine with frother and many other electrical appliances as well as a cordless phone and wall mounted flat screen TV. Two sets of dishes, Riedel stemware, Jean Couzon stainless steel flatware, professional knives, baking and roasting equipment and much more. Chef aprons, cotton napkins, towels, and picnic ware. Should guests not want to view anything - like stacked dishes - in the kitchen, there's a sliding, frosted glass door that can be rolled across the kitchen open doorway. Usually this door is tucked away next to the large roll out pantry stocked with many staples for guests to use., but the door can cover the opening hiding the entire kitchen from sight. It's really a true profession chef's kitchen. as one of the guests who is a professional chef remarked.
The kitchen, living and dining rooms all open onto the very long and wide entryway. The entry has a very wide 18th century desk with a laptop, color printer, scanner, copier and fax with a dedicated phone line. There's a Bang & Olufsen BEOplay A docking station with speakers and remote control for ipods, iphones, ipads and a cordless phone, and two drawers with scissors, scotch tape, maps, print paper and ink cartridges. Across from the entry door to the apartment is a two drawer 18th century chest with marble top with an electrified antique owl oil lamp. Next to the chest are three designer metal tree bark looking cylinders holding six umbrellas. An original oil painting of Notre Dame hangs above this chest.At the other end of the entry is a pair of French doors with five sets of double sided, beveled mirrored panes. Closing these doors makes the bedroom area quite private from the living, dining rooms, kitchen and entry.
The 3 beautifully appointed, air conditioned bedrooms all have 83" long beds. There is a cordless phone in every bedroom. The front bedroom with sound proof double door windows and air conditioning has a Duxiana bed with dual tilting, patent leather covered headboards. On each side of the bed is an 18th century. three drawer chest with bone base lamp on it. One chest has a very old ivory elephant on top of it to match the picture of "An elephant in the room" which is on one side of the fireplace wall. On another wall is an 18th century, carved armoire. Sitting on the marble mantle of the fireplace are two antique Baccarat crystal candle holders with gold leaf decorated chimneys and gold leaf and enamel work on the candlesticks. There's an antique chair and matching ottoman in the corner. Behind the chair is a standing Venetian glass standing lamp. The ensuite bathroom has a huge walk in shower with hand spray, overhead spray and wall sprays. Three mirrored walls surround the antique walnut chest converted to a vanity with marble top and undermounted sink. The two side mirrored walls each have an antique crystal wall sconce with two lights.
The middle air conditioned bedroom has a king bed 83'" long.with a mirrored chest from the 40s on each side of the bed. Sitting on top of each of these chests is a Maison Charles metal lamp that has a metal shade with no back so that the light shines on the wall. Sitting on the marble fireplace mantle is an antique Baccarat crystal, scalloped edged oval bowl in a Christofle silvered base with cherubs at each end and a floral arrangement in the middle. Beside the fireplace is an antique piano stool with a scalloped edged wood inlaid back. Behind the stool is a custom wall lamp with an arrangement of crystal flower bouquet surrounding the six flame lights. The art work in this room is exceptional with two framed original water color set designs created in the 1830s by the first set designer of the Opera Garnier. The original oil painting over the bed was done by a Bolivian who came to study and live in Paris in 1910. The ensuite bathroom has tub, shower. marble top vanity with undermount sink and toilet.
The third air conditioned bedroom has twin 39" wide and 83" long beds that can be made into a large king. It has very wide 18th century, three drawer chests on either side of the bed with tall Venetian glass base lamps on them. There is an 18th century chair upholstered in a modern designed fabric in the corned next to the fireplace. Beside the chair is a custom made pharmacy lamp which has attached to it an small rectangular tray. There are a pair of St. Louis crystal vases on the fireplace marble mantle. The painting on the wall over the bed of the Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe was painted in the early 1900s by a famous French painter known for his Parisian street scenes. The ensuite bathroom has a custom made vanity with marble top and undermount sink and a walk in shower.
All of the bedrooms have high quality linens and bedding including cashmere throws. All bathrooms have luxury terry robes, hairdryers and heated towel racks.
The hallway in the bedroom area has a powder room and cabinets with travel books, art books, dictionaries, baseball gloves, ball, two sets of boules,decks of playing cards and many games.
The laundry room is down the hallway to the back or third bedroom. It has a washer and dryer, iron, ironing board, hand wash drying rack as well as soap, softener and instruction booklet on how to use all of this equipment.
All phone calls made from the cordless phones in the apartment are free to North America and Europe. There are instruction booklets for all the equipment in the apartment as well as another with loads of useful tourist information.