Chic living on River Seine
Michelle Funke finds out more about Rue de Grenelle, a luxury development in Paris
APREMIUM collection of residences in the heart of Paris, off the banks of the Seine, 140 Rue de Grenelle is made up of a series of townhouses, maisonettes and apartments with their own private gardens and a shared communal garden that benefit from private parking, concierge services, 24hour security and a doorman.
The development is based on the existing historic Hotel de Noirmoutier, built in the 18th century by the Duc Noirmoutier. Under the vision of award-winning Jean Jacques Ory Architects with designer Thierry W Despont, the project is under development for the creation of 16 residences.
The residences are spread across five buildings, each offering different residential options for owners, but all defined by the same characteristics of design maximising space and light, and interiors offering modern and luxurious homes. It is this vision of the modern living within the both historic and new contemporary buildings that sets 140 Rue de Grenelle apart from most other residential offerings in central Paris, along with the privacy and peace afforded by the site.
Rue de Grenelle presents an opportunity to purchase prime real estate in the most protected area of the Faubourg Saint Germain, the 7th district of Paris. The development is surrounded by historic mansions, embassy residences and ministry headquarters dating back to the early 17th century when magnificent mansions with vast gardens were built along streets parallel to the Seine.
The facade of the buildings has been restored by an expert team of architects and designers, respecting the history of this unique and special place that is an oasis of greenery in the heart of Paris.
Most residences have their own private street entrances in addition to direct lift access from the private parking complex.
Rue de Grenelle offers a variety of design options from which buyers can choose including townhouses that have been designed as three-storey, four-bedroom houses with private landscaped gardens, luxurious living spaces and large entertaining spaces. Features include fireplaces, high ceil- ings, spacious bedrooms with walk-in closets and dressing rooms and large basements with wine cellars, recreation rooms and direct parking access.
Also on offer are maisonettes which are three-storey, two-bedroom residences with private street entrances and gardens that include basements with a wine cellar, storage and direct parking access. High ceilings and doubleheight living room areas with an atrium-style first floor and second floor with master bedroom, spacious bathroom and walk in closets complete the picture.
The Rue de Grenelle apartments are spacious and come in one- to three-bedroom combinations. Design features include ample living spaces with fireplaces and views of the surrounding gardens with private parking and access to communal gardens.
The grand residence option within this development offers four-storey mansion houses with large bay windows that overlook a 1,000m2 landscaped French garden, option for an outdoor or indoor underground swimming pool should the buyer choose, and a rooftop terrace with superb views of the Parisian skyline.
All townhouses, maisonettes and apartments have large windows providing a wealth of sunlight and beautiful views of gardens and greenery with a backdrop of some of Paris’ most notable landmarks, including the golden dome of Les Invalides, the Abbey of Saint Germain de Prés and the Eiffel Tower.
140 Rue de Grenelle is an extraordinary enclave offering country-like living in the heart of the most desirable residential district of Paris. Completion of the development is set for the second quarter of next year. Price: Apartments from €2.7m Contact: www.knightfrank.com
An artist’s impression of the secure and private enclave of apartments, townhouses and unique homes with private gardens for sale in the heart of Paris’s prime residential 7th arrondissement.