There are confinements that are more difficult to endure than others. Olivia, she did not really see the first pass and does not see the second too badly in her Parisian house. It must be said that between its isolated terrace, its patio and the volumes, some of which peak up to 6 meters, there is no risk of claustrophobia. This 380 m2 house (215 square meters Carrez law), located at the foot of the butte Montmartre is on sale for 3,450,000 euros by the Barnes agency.
Impossible to imagine it from the avenue de Saint-Ouen (17th – 18th century), hidden behind a building facade. Once through the hall door, it’s still a mystery. We must then push the investigations behind the building to discover an iron gate.
Welcome to Olivia who welcomes you in her garden where, supreme luxury, you can even park your car. The windows on the first floor, triangular shaped bow windows, and the metal siding make it clear that this is a house like no other.
Inside, the cathedral lounge has an effect. The very large bay windows surrounding the patio (42 square meters) and the transparent roof provide all the necessary light. And there is no lack of space. “When I was having the children’s birthdays, I didn’t invite five or six friends, but the whole class,” smiles Olivia.
With nearly 90 square meters, the living room / kitchen is a real living space. The choice of waxed concrete and bare metal beams give a resolutely modern note. “I bought this garage in the 2000s and you had to have an imagination to say that we could live there,” she recalls. Many have taken me for a fool. “
And yet, six months later, the dream has come true. The decorator for TV shows was able to bring all her experience in the layout of the place. Thus, a lot of furniture and decoration have been patiently found during all these years. Mainly in the musical world. This is how proudly sits a grand piano, a cabaret upright piano, guitars, an antique record player …
“The patio palm tree, I ordered it from Rungis at the time,” she explains. It was 1.5 m high. Today it almost reaches the roof. Having a palm tree in Paris is something nonetheless ”. And to remind you that we are in the capital, Olivia has added the famous Parisian cobblestones to the ground.
The layout is rather clever, in particular by differentiating the night spaces for children and parents. So everyone is independent. In this regard, it is also necessary to underline the calm which reigns as well in the house as outside. Shielded from traffic noise by the facade of the building, the house appears to be in a bubble.
“And with no neighbors either below or above, you can make almost the noise you want, windows closed, of course, enthuses the owner. And believe me, in 20 years, I haven’t been deprived of it. “
A real bonus in these times of repeated confinement, the 43 square meter terrace above the roof. Accessible from the inside or by an external staircase from the patio, it allows a relatively unobstructed view of the environment. “In summer, we even have barbecues,” blows Olivia with relish.
Symbol of this sharing, the mezzanine overlooking the living room. “This is the place that distributes to all the rooms, where we meet and which also allows to stay connected to the living room,” she analyzes. With its five bedrooms, between 15 and 20 m2, this house is either that of a large family or that of (many) friends. Same story with the large kitchen island that allows you to cook meals with others.
And if the layout does not suit, no worries. “There are very few load-bearing walls, reassures Charley Schmidt, consultant for the Barnes agency. We can therefore imagine a different organization, in particular thanks to the generous volumes ”. It thus evokes the possibility of a summer kitchen in the room next to the terrace, of an additional bathroom on the ground floor …
The room on the ground floor, of nearly 20 m2, can be transformed into a studio or even a commercial space, the house already having all the necessary authorizations.
The originality of the house has not escaped the world of cinema and fashion, since two films have been shot there and photo shoots take place there regularly.