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A Touch of Whimsy Between Two Masterpieces of Design

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Nestled between a mansion by Le Corbusier and one by Robert Mallet-Stevens, this less-distinguished offering makes up for its historical shortcomings with quirky design, sheer space, and a glass shark. The 17,000-square-foot villa, an arrangement of concrete ellipses, sits on 0.8 secluded acres, tucked away at the end of the famous Rue Mallet-Stevens in the 16th Arrondissement of Paris. Defined by huge walls of glass and a roof deck with views of the Eiffel Tower, the not-so-aptly-named "Private House" sits directly behind a high-rise apartment house, where the flats peer down on to the gardens and into the villa. That might seem like a negative, but it's hard to evaluate this place without a price tag, this one is listed as "Price Upon Request."
· Private House [Christie's]