An enormous loft apartment respectfully renovated to complement its 19th Century heritage. Exposed original beams and tall Haussmann windows look out across the boulevard to more Haussmann residences in the same style.
When these beautiful city-centre homes were first constructed there were no automatic lifts and tenants had to take the stairs. Therefore, the first floors above ground level (often reserved for shops or offices) were usually the most desirable part of the building. Classic Haussmann buildings have extremely ornate and spacious rooms on these lower floors, and room size and balconies were designed to get smaller the higher you get. These days, with lifts installed, these loft conversions sitting on top of the world enjoy some of Paris’ most romantic views and demand a lot of interest.
Georges’ Attic is located in the 8th Arrondissement at the foot of Montmartre. With four separate bedrooms and one large living and dining area complete with full-extension balcony and breakfast bar looking into the kitchen; this apartment is a real find.
Each of the four bedrooms are tastefully decorated in tranquil pastel shades enjoying large windows and pretty balconies. The master bedroom also benefits from original beams, two armchairs, king size bed, a small ante-room with desk and wardrobe, and an ensuite. The second bedroom also has an ensuite, while the third and fourth bedrooms are spacious and bright with a wash basin and mirror inside the room. The large communal bathroom has a walk-in shower, bath and twin wash basins.
However, the pièce de résistance is the large living and dining room where light pours in from the huge windows and the original beams next to the modern furniture creating a beautifully balanced room designed to encourage socialising. With a large window through to the kitchen and the addition of breakfast stools, these rooms work wonderfully together. An ideal family home or social space for a larger group in a desirable location; Georges’ Attic is a Parisian classic.
Based in Paris’ 8th district or 8thArrondissment with pretty Montmartre to the North, quirky Le Marais to the East and fashionable Saint-Germain to the South this is an incredible location.
If you’re in need of some retail therapy, here you can overdose! Next door, on Boulevard Haussmansit retail giants Galeries Lafayette and Au Printemps. Avenue des Champs-Élysées, initially conceived in the 18th Century is today Europe’s favourite High Street. The Arc de Triomphe, built to celebrate Napoleon’s great successes is the grand focal point at the end of the Avenue. The stunning Grand Palais is not far; opened in 1900 for the Universal Exhibition it is recognisable from a far due to its unique ‘H’ shape and ornate glass roof(the largest of its kind in Europe). Inside you’ll find the Galeriesnationales, Palais de la Découverte (an interactive science museum) and a restaurant. The site is a favourite of Chanel couture fashion shows.
From the Grand Palais you can walk through Place de la Concorde; another of Haussmann’s great architectural successes and the location of the crescendo of the revolution. Stroll through the Jardin de Tuilleries and you’ll arrive at the Musée du Louvre, Europe’s most celebrated gallery and home to the Mona Lisa.
With quick access to Metro lines 2,4,5,7,12 and 13 from the five surrounding Metro stations (Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, Cadet, Pigalle, Liège, Gare du Nord), you’re in a great spot to explore the city on foot or underground.