Parisian Loft, France
This spacious apartment is located in central Paris, adjacent to the Gare de l’Est. The building it occupies is a former warehouse dating back to 1850, which sheltered the archives of the SNCF (French National Railway Company).
Today it has been refurbished and converted into apartments. This loft is located on the upper floors and retains much of its original charm, with features like the staircase and the bookcase preserved.
The property is accessed by a private glass elevator which soars alongside one of the biggest vertical gardens in the world. In spite of its central location, the apartment is peaceful in the daytime and at night.
An immense teak footbridge, shared by the lofts, serves as a terrace, and is furnished with armchairs, chairs and tables – perfect for dining or just taking in the sun.
The loft is 7m high and split into two levels: second floor and mezzanine. The lower level holds a lounge, open kitchen, bathroom (under the staircase) and toilets. The mezzanine has a bedroom, office, two dressing rooms and a bathroom. The latter faces the plant wall, which guests can watch from the oversized bathtub.
A sofa bed offers extra sleeping space. The loft has WiFi, an audio system, and a home cinema on a 3m screen with approximately 800 DVDs available. There is also central heating, sound and thermal insulation, as well as a parking lot in the basement.
The apartment is located close to the Saint-Martin canal, a popular destination for Parisians and tourists because of its picturesque restaurants and bars. The Gar de l’Est, one of the oldest and largest railway stations in Paris, is just across the road.
The closest museums, the Beaubourg (George Pompidou museum) and Picasso museum, are both within easy reach by foot. And the Louvre Museum is only 3km away, an estimated 35 minutes on foot. From there, the Seine and Notre Dame are only a few minutes walk.
Paris, France. Nearest train station: Gare de l’Est. Nearest airport: Charles de Gaulle (28km).