Decorating & Design

May 7, 2012

Regal Parisian Apartment

If you have ever dreamed of moving to France, hiding away in a tiny Parisian pied-â-terre and living off of red wine, Sartre and Édith Piaf music, then this is clearly not the apartment for you. If, instead, your dreams are something closer to being a marquis in the court of Louis XIV (save for the wigs, of course), then this 10,700-square-foot, nine-bedroom, eight-bathroom mini palace is most likely your fantasy come true. It overlooks the stately Place des Victoires — a royal square built to honour the Sun King — and was recently, carefully restored to its 17th-century lustre.

The place was originally built as a residence for French nobility, which is easy to see from all the ornate details. The french doors, beautiful mouldings, oversized mirror and elaborate chandelier create a distinct sense of luxury.

Is this what your home office looks like? No, mine neither, although I wouldn’t complain if it did.

If all parties end in the kitchen, wouldn’t it be nice if they ended in this one, with its casual-yet-refined feel?

For more information on the house, contact Christie’s International Real Estate.

Photo credits:
1-3. Christie’s International Real Estate