The Muscadelle Apartment
We had a lot of fun decorating our Muscadelle apartment and thought you'd enjoy the latest photos. It took longer than expected to receive the right pieces of furniture, and the new dining table and dresser were delivered last week. We found the Muscadelle late last spring and the location was fantastic – just around the corner from the Café du Marche on rue Cler.
It had been owned by the same family for over 30 years, who had apparently never changed a thing. The condition of the plasterwork, plumbing, kitchen and bathroom were terrible. But the blue sky views of Paris and the front to back views from 5 large French windows was incomparable. The apartment has a bonus of views of both the Eiffel Tower and the Invalides Dome – rare and simply delightful! Six months of remodeling to our best standard, we discovered the original chimney breasts, hacked away the plaster to the original brick walls — replaced all plumbing, electrics, bathroom and kitchen — we restored it into a beautiful Paris home.
Some of our favorite features are the open kitchen and bar in a warm café’ au lait color, the living room and its comfortable sofa and the spacious bedroom. And of course, the sunlight. As we tell potential buyers, when the sun rises after 8 and starts to set at 3:30 pm in winter, you want to be on the highest floors possible, with an unobstructed view!