Final Up to date: | Printed: July fifteenth, 2022
When the second arrives to disclose a brand new Paris Good Shared fractional condo, there’s such a pleasure in sharing the ultimate end result. It is because we won’t assist however fall in love with every one in all our fractional residences. That is how we all know we have accomplished the right job! And once we know our homeowners will really feel at dwelling in Paris from the second they step by the door. We now have all completely fallen in love with Fontaine de Mars, a beautiful two-bedroom condo that’s our latest fractional co-ownership condo in Paris. Whereas all the shares of Fontaine de Mars have been bought earlier than the ending touches have been even full, we simply have to indicate you this stunning new condo. We expect you will fall in love with it too!
Earlier than diving in, are you interested by fractional dwelling co-ownership in Paris? Discover out extra about Paris Good Shared and contact us with any questions and to seek out out about upcoming properties on the market in Paris. Now, pour a glass of your favourite French wine and benefit from the outstanding earlier than and after transformation of the Fontaine de Mars condo in Paris!
Dwelling Room – Designing an Unforgettable Area
The transformation of Fontaine de Mars begins within the coronary heart of the house – its grand open plan room with snug sitting space, eating desk, trendy kitchen, and three splendid French doorways opening to a wrap-around balcony. This light-filled room is essentially the most welcoming sight if you step inside. You will really feel extra relaxed as you are drawn into the inviting area. That is the place the sensation of dwelling begins and the place you may see instantly the magic created by our dream crew at Paris Good working with the extremely gifted designer Ann Huff from Huff Harrington. Simply have a look under at the place the room started!
After we first stepped inside the lounge at Fontaine de Mars, we may see the “good bones” as we wish to name them. The balcony and enormous French doorways have been a direct plus and along with a big window on the alternative aspect of the room the room was full of sunshine. A easy but elegant marble hearth anchored the room at one finish. We knew straight away that there was a method to remodel this area right into a handy and cozy open plan room, particularly if we made some modifications to open up one aspect of the area.
The condo initially had an entryway if you walked in that led to the kitchen and the condo’s solely rest room. By eradicating the doorway room and built-in storage in the lounge, we have been capable of enlarge the room to create space for a smooth built-in kitchen. By transferring the kitchen, we then had area within the previous kitchen space for stunning new loos and a workspace. Learn on to see extra about these new areas under.
Each element of the Fontaine de Mars was up to date, together with new herringbone parquet flooring all through the condo. We love Ann’s mix of recent decor and vintage items she usually sources from the Paris flea markets – each bit handpicked for each fractional condo. This snug seating space anchors one aspect of the lounge whereas the opposite aspect was utterly reworked by including a brand new kitchen.
Shifting the Kitchen
With three units of French doorways, the massive and sunny front room was very best for including a kitchen alongside one wall. Due to its minimal trendy design and white cupboards, the kitchen suits naturally into the area. The spherical marble topped desk and marble backsplash echo the unique marble hearth mantle close by. Check out the doorway to the left of the fireside as it’s a key ingredient within the redesign of the bedrooms that we’ll return to later. However, first, let’s check out the unique kitchen.
Whereas the kitchen was definitely extra up to date than many remodels we have managed, the lengthy slim area was fairly a stroll down and across the entrance hallway to the dwelling and eating space. Actually not handy! We knew instantly that because of all of the plumbing on this space we may make the most of this area in a significantly better approach by creating an extra lavatory and helpful dwelling areas.
The primary change to the lounge earlier than including the kitchen was to open up a doorway on the left to create a brand new entrance to the bedrooms. Initially, each bedrooms have been accessed by the doorway you see on the proper above. The primary bed room, which had an en suite lavatory, was accessed by this bed room from the lounge or by the en suite lavatory from the lounge. So the en suite lavatory door was eliminated, the kitchen added, and a brand new doorway to the bed room, creating a way more purposeful flooring plan.
Let’s simply take pleasure in a second to soak up the divine new open-plan eating space and kitchen. Think about relaxed meals at dwelling inside or take one step as much as a captivating bistro desk on the balcony. The area could not have come collectively extra fantastically, with the elegant decor mixing completely with the Parisian rooftop view seen by the massive French doorways in the lounge.
That is Parisian dwelling at its greatest – the fantastic thing about these quiet moments you may take pleasure in daily.
Creating Two Lovely Bedrooms
The bedrooms at Fontaine de Mars required a great deal of creativity, however that is what we love about transforming residences in Paris. There are all the time options to replace areas and to make them extra purposeful and stunning. The ground plan for this condo did begin with two bedrooms, one with an en suite lavatory. Nonetheless, the bed room with en suite was accessed solely by the lavatory from the lounge or by the opposite bed room. Not handy in any respect! The en suite lavatory additionally solely included a tub and sink – no rest room. Additionally not handy. There was work to be accomplished!
This stunning bed room area is situated off the lounge and has two French doorways opening to the wrap round balcony – one with stunning Eiffel Tower views! There have been loads of stunning options to work with right here. By closing the entry to the subsequent bed room, we have been capable of remodel this area right into a jewel field bed room with whimsical curtains handpicked by Ann. The design parts within the curtains have been continued by the room’s decor, and the ultimate result’s a brilliant and cheerful bed room full of sunshine.
Even higher, simply open the French doorways to step out on the balcony the place there is a bistro desk that’s the good spot to look at the Eiffel Tower each second of the day and evening.
Do not forget that doorway we talked about including to create a brand new hallway to entry the bed room with en suite lavatory? That changed the door within the photograph (above), which was closed off to divide the 2 bedrooms. This created area for 2 separate bedrooms – each with a view of the Eiffel Tower. Are you able to even imagine this is identical area?
By including storage in-built across the mattress we have been in a position so as to add a considerable amount of space for storing whereas even having room for a desk and workspace within the bed room. That is precisely what we imply by reworking areas to make them each extra purposeful and likewise extra stunning. You could possibly say it is our ardour!
However there have been nonetheless just a few issues to unravel on this bed room. The brand new entrance to the bed room instantly from the lounge solved the primary subject. We did this by including a small entrance hallway resulting in the bed room and the en suite lavatory.
A toilet this dimension—with out a rest room—was merely a waste of area and wanted some critical work. Whereas the brand new entrance to the bed room decreased the scale of the lavatory, it was such an excellent sized room that there was nonetheless loads of area for a full lavatory.
The intelligent redesign maintained the privateness of the bed room from the lounge, whereas the redesign of the lavatory with a lovely walk-in bathe and the addition of a bathroom created a full en suite lavatory for this bed room.
With some minor modifications to the ground plan we have been capable of replace the prevailing areas to create two stunning—and impartial—bedrooms. The en suite lavatory with its glass walk-in bathe, elegant marble and gold ending got here collectively fantastically.
Including Further Loos
As with many Parisian residences in historic buildings, this property initially solely had one rest room, which was situated in a small half tub close to the kitchen. The one lavatory with the lengthy bathtub that we noticed above was accessed instantly from one of many bedrooms and from the lounge. We reworked that loo into a real en suite simply for the bed room and create a brand new second lavatory the place the previous kitchen was situated.
Bear in mind these cherry purple cupboards? That lengthy area was was a lovely lavatory with a tub, sink and room for a separate washer and dryer. By using the entryway area we opened up from the lounge there was even room to create not one however two half baths.
So from one half lavatory and one shared lavatory with solely a tub, this condo now has two full loos plus an extra half lavatory. With 20+ years of expertise, we’ve constructed an unbelievable crew of gifted builders who see our imaginative and prescient and work laborious to create impeccably designed areas which are trendy, snug and very stunning.
Work from Residence in Paris
We all know a lot of our homeowners want to remain in contact or proceed working from dwelling whereas in Paris, so creating purposeful workspaces is a precedence. By redesigning the unique kitchen area, we have been additionally in a position so as to add a protracted workspace, with pull out tray for keyboard, the place you may comfortably work at a pc or write.
We additionally added an space to work within the bed room with one other desk area arrange for pc work or writing. We have additionally ensured that there are plugs—together with USB plugs—close by to make it simple to cost your pc and tools whereas working.
A Historic Location within the seventh Arrondissement
In fact, you may’t have the right dwelling in Paris with out a wonderful location. We named this fractional condo for its location overlooking the historic Fontaine de Mars on rue Saint-Dominique within the seventh arrondissement. That is one in all our favourite streets within the neighborhood because it’s lined with an excellent number of outlets and boutiques. It is also only a quick stroll from the Champ de Mars, the Seine, nice procuring and eating spots in addition to charming rue Cler. Every thing you need to your Parisian neighborhood!
We love discovering the historical past behind monuments and sights we move by daily in Paris and the Fontaine de Mars has an enchanting previous. It was constructed between 1806 and 1808 and was designed by the enginer François-Jean Bralle. It’s named after Mars, the god of Battle, similar to the close by Champ de Mars, which obtained its title due to the École Militaire, the army college situated on the alternative aspect of the Champ de Mars from the Eiffel Tower.
It was truly Napoleon who decreed for this fountain to be in-built 1806, and it was one in all 15 commissioned to convey contemporary water to Paris’s neighborhoods. It was to be part of his designs to create “a lovely awakening for Paris.” The Fontaine de Mars is among the solely three remaining.
If you happen to look intently on the fountain immediately, you may spot a marker that signifies the extent the water reached through the flood of Paris in 1910. Study extra concerning the fascinating historical past of this Nineteenth-century fountain with a mini historical past lesson from Paris Good proprietor Madelyn:
It is fascinating to have a historic monument proper at your step just like the Fontaine de Mars!
At Residence in Paris with Paris Good Shared
We hope you loved this tour by our latest Paris Good Shared condo. When you’ve got been dreaming of dwelling in Paris and are curious to seek out out extra about fractional co-ownership, contact our crew to seek out out extra. It is an ideal answer if you wish to benefit from the Parisian way of life a part of the 12 months and the advantages of dwelling possession with none hassles or worries. We’d like to inform you extra about Paris Good Shared and welcome you to our household of homeowners!