This lovely 70 square meter, two- bedroom, one bath apartment is located in the 5th arrondissement, on the 3rd French floor of a 17th & 18th century building and it sleeps up to 4, eventually 6 people. The building is clean and has shiny hard-wood stairs and bannisters, and is equipped with a Security code.
This apartment is located on the stylish and bustling Place de la Contre Escarpe,. This immediate area is a world of its own, with restaurants and bars, excellent cafés and shopping for fresh produce, wine, butchers and bakeries, on the market street rue Mouffetard. In addition the apartment is a quick walk to St. Germain, with a plethora of choices between movie theaters, theaters, trendy restaurants, boutiques, and cafés. Medium length walks, the bus or metro easily take you to the Louvre, Musée D’Orsay, the Marais, the Champs Elysée and Eiffel Tower. The area is quite safe, even late at night, and also practical with doctors and drug stores.
It has hard-wood flooring or tomette tiles throughout and is flooded with light from two sides, south and east, and has double-paned windows for silence. The furnishings are modern or antique.
The entrance leads you directly into the kitchen (straight ahead) or the living/dining area to your right. The kitchen is small and functional, 4m2,modern, with all needed conveniences: 2 vitro electric burners, extractor hood, oven, dishwasher, microwave oven, large fridge with freezer, water boiler, coffee maker, heavy stone sink, built-in shelves and cupboards and all dishes and utensils necessary for making cozy dinners and experimenting with fresh food bought at the market. The room is light and cheery with a window giving onto the square (southern exposure) and has access for passing plates to the living area through a large opening with a counter. The floor is tiled with tomettes.
Instead of going to the kitchen from the entrance, take a right into the large, spacious 31m2 living and dining area. Two large windows with 19th century iron bannisters, give on to the charming green square and fountain and allow floods of light with southern exposure. If you open the windows you are greeted with the sound of water from the fountain, but have perfect silence if you close them as they have double-paned windows. From this room you have access to both bedrooms and the bathroom through a well-thought star plan. This room is also warm with 18th century point de Hongrie hard-wood flooring, a ceiling medallion from the 19th century, and a heavy wood beam separating the ceiling in two.
It is furnished with a large L-shaped modern couch that folds into a comfortable double bed, a round glass table seating 4 antique chairs (to 6 with a tight fit), armchairs and lamps.
The first 15 square meter bedroom is accessed from a small hard-wood floored hall (with shelves and cupboards) and is also light with a large window with western exposure facing a small street. The window has double panes for silence and therefore a good night’s sleep. The floors are in a warm 17th century tomette tile and square 17th century tiles, has a 160cm double bed, a modern desk, modern armoires, lamps and antique chairs.
This 10 square meter bedroom is accessed through the living area directly or from bedroom 1 and also has the 18th century point de Hongrie floors, a window giving on to the square with southern exposure and ample light, and also the same double-paned windows for a silent night’s sleep. The room is furnished with a double 160cm bed, a modern armoire and has the television.
The 5 to 7 (with walk in closet washing room) square meter bathroom is tiled in blue and white swimming pool tile and has a large deep design oval bathtub with shower head, a sink with mirror, and ample shelves and cupboards with a walk-in closet that also serves as a clothes wash room. The closet has closets within. This room is contiguous to the small hall that leads to the living room and bedroom one.
This apartment is doted with two small hall spaces about 1 to 2m2 a piece. The first is the entrance hall, a nice way to ease into the apartment with logical access to the kitchen and living area, as well as the separate toilet. The 2nd hall separates the living from bathroom and bedroom one and has additional closets and shelves. Both spaces have hard-wood floors.
The toilet is separate in this apartment, located off the entrance, practical for guests and privacy. It has cozy country tiles and a small sink