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Paris loft in heart of city asks cool $9.7M

La vie bohème

View of living room in a loft space with white walls, exposed rough-hewn beams, a tall window, worn wide-plank wood floors, and views into hallways off the room.
This loft in the Marais district is enormous.
Photos via Sotheby’s International Realty

We’re never not dreaming about owning a pied-à-terre in Paris, so here’s one we’ve added to our fantasy real estate portfolio.

Though the force of Haussmannian architecture remains strong—visions of (actual) French doors, parquet flooring, and exquisite molding and plasterwork throw this editor into a tizzy—the scent of la vie bohème can also entice.

Take this renovated loft in—where else—“the heart of Marais.” Located within a 17th century building on the Rue Vieille du Temple, the enormous 500-square-meter (that’s 5,382 square feet) artist’s residence boasts four bedrooms, four baths, two kitchens, soaring great rooms, studio space, and, of course, original architectural elements.

These include hardwood floors, exposed rough-hewn beams, and stone. Various skylit rooms and alcoves create makeshift exhibition and work spaces, though the rambling, split-level layout is flexible and open to near-infinite possibilities: ideal for that restless, creative soul.

Or for a very wealthy person. Because to make this dream a reality, you’re going to need €8.9 million, or approximately $9.7 million.

Via: Sotheby’s International Realty