Let’s take a quick jaunt to Paris, where the real estate is as beautiful as its gardens and baked goods. Here are three apartments currently on the market in the City of Light that range from the opulent to the petite, just in case you were considering moving abroad.
As grand as they come, this home is actually two apartments on two floors in the 16th arrondissement, offering a total of eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and 13,000 square feet of historical architecture and ornate appointments. Soaring ceilings, full-height windows and actual French doors, marble floors and intricate parquet, gilded walls, and marble fireplaces—this property has it all in exchange for €21 million, or about $25 million. Start saving now.
For something a little more streamlined and contemporary, here’s a lovely flat near the Gambetta metro stop in the 20th arrondissement. Details are slim, but the description calls the minimalist apartment an “architect’s home with artist studio.” A bright and airy kitchen connects to a glass-ceilinged lounge that opens onto a small garden patio on one side, and to a dining-cum-workspace on the other. A small bedroom, sleek bathroom, and the aforementioned studio (quite generous in size) round out the rest of the home. Measuring 2,314 square feet, it’s offered at €1.8 million, or about $2.1 million.
Petite and slightly more attainably priced, this teeny garret studio sits at the top of a “luxury building” in the 16th arrondissement by the Victor Hugo station. Measuring just 290 square feet, it still manages to squeeze in a bed, living area, desk and bookshelf, bathroom, and the cutest little kitchenette you’ve ever seen. And because this is Paris, there’s charm to be found, even in a cubby-hole of an apartment, by way of curved walls and hardwood floors. It’s yours for €275,000, or about $320,000.