I hadn’t even got on the plane and this Florence villa captivated me. Is it any wonder when this is the view from the home’s back deck? Perfectly situated to frame the ancient city of Florence, this home could be a dump and still there’d be this. Of course it’s no dump …
Often in Paris, discoveries are made by chance. Out for a walk one evening, up Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, I happened upon one of the Sotheby’s offices and peered into the window (as you do). I was struck by this photograph, snapped a picture to remind me to follow-up when the office was open.
As if the picture didn’t tip it off, I have quite nice taste. I mean, who reading this wouldn’t count their lucky stars to be standing here with a glass of champagne in their hand?
The Left Bank property on Rue Casimir Périer in the 7th Arrondissement, is on the upper floor of a vintage building across from the pictured Basilique Sainte-Clotilde, in all its Notre Dame-esque gothic-ness. The apartment’s nine rooms are listed with Véronique Prévost and includes six bedrooms with five bathrooms. The apartment is on two floors with the main public rooms and master suite on the sixth floor while the remainder of the bedrooms are on the fifth along with an office/bedroom. The whole property covers 2,690 square feet (250 square meters) and is listed for a pinch more than $5.26 million or €4.9 million … that’s $1,957 per square foot.