Art Nouveau Duplex

Jules Lavirotte architect
1907
Paris 8

€2,950,000

154,63 sqm LC
2 bedrooms
Balconey
Double-heighted ceiling

Description

A majestic duplex in the Art Nouveau style

This flat is located in a former Art Nouveau-style private mansion, designed in 1907 by the architect Jules Lavirotte. Housed in a former music salon, it has undergone an exceptional renovation by the current owners, who have worked to recreate its decor in keeping with the original style, restoring the place to its former splendour.

Set over two levels, it has a floor area of 170 sqm (154.63 sqm Loi Carrez).

A marble-floored entrance hall leads to a spectacular lounge with walls of carved woodwork and sculpted bookcases. Set in a former music room with 6-metre high ceilings, this space is illuminated by a triple curved glass roof that fills the entire height of the room. On the other side of the entrance hall is an intimate dining room with stained-glass panelling and a separate, fully-equipped kitchen. A bedroom with en suite shower room completes this level.

A marble staircase leads upstairs to a mezzanine boudoir overlooking the empty living room. It opens onto a large master bedroom and en suite bathroom with double shower, bath and dressing area.

A rear-facing balcony overlooking the building’s courtyard and a cellar complete this exceptional property.

The building enjoys a prime location in Paris’s 8th arrondissement, just a stone’s throw from Parc Monceau and the Jacquemart-André museum. It is served by the Miromesnil (L 13 and 9) and Monceau (L 2) metro stations.

A total work of art

The apartment has been carefully fitted out and decorated in keeping with the original style of the former town house, following a total work of art approach. The different areas are dramatised by carved woodwork and softly coloured murals, whose plant motifs echo the supple arabesques typical of the Art Nouveau aesthetic. Numerous colourful stained-glass windows, doors and partitions adorn the room. Pieces of furniture, sourced by the current owners, complete this superb fresco, unique on the market for remarkable architecture.

The building’s communal areas are in excellent condition, and have retained their original ironwork, columns and mosaics in an Art Nouveau decorative vocabulary.

An exceptional commission

In 1906, music publisher Albert Noël (1855-1940) and M. Reverdy commissioned architect Jules Lavirotte to build a tenement building on rue Messine and a two-storey town house on the corner of the avenue. In an attempt to combine the arts, the architect called on several craftsmen to create the building. The sculptor Léon Binet designed the sculpted decorations on the façade, using a plant vocabulary; the wrought ironworker Auguste Dondelinger created the balustrades and entrance gates, whose arabesques were inspired by the Art Nouveau aesthetic; the ceramics in the communal areas were the work of Alexandre Bigot.

The building was completed in 1907 and won the annual façade competition organised by the City of Paris. More classical than his previous work, it marked a turning point in Jules Lavirotte’s career. In the early 1930s, the two clients had the mansion raised by four storeys, while respecting the existing structure.

Technical info

Asking price: €2,950,000
Including all taxes, payable by the vendor

Property tax : NC
Co-ownership. Number of flats: NC
Monthly share of running costs : NC.
No proceedings in progress.

ECD IN PROGRESS

Additional information

Architecte

Jules Lavirotte

Géolocalisation

Paris 8ème

Prix de vente

2 950 000 €

Price

2 000 000 € – 3 000 000 €

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