How would you like to return home after a day in Paris to this unique entrance? Sure, the style isn't for everyone, but there's no doubt about it making a strong impression! This is the whimsical entrance to an apartment building designed by Jules Lavirotte in 1901 at 29 Avenue Rapp in the 7th arrondissement. One of the Art Nouveau masterpieces in Paris, this is Lavirotte at his wildest – a riot of stone carving, intricate ironwork, an abundance of textures and over the top symbolism. You can see more details of this fascinating building in our Art Nouveau Architecture Tour of the 7th arrondissement blog post.
While the facade and gorgeous Art Nouveau interior of the building would be enough to make most people dream of living here, the Lavirotte building also boasts a remarkable location about two blocks from the Eiffel Tower. Wait … it gets even better. The building faces the Eiffel Tower, so when you step out on those whimsical Art Nouveau balconies you're looking at a straight shot of the Eiffel Tower!
Are you swooning yet? Just imagine sitting on that bench and watching sunrise over Paris or the magical light show on the Eiffel Tower at night. Apartments with balconies and views like this in the Jules Lavirotte building rarely come on the market, but the apartment with that incredible view above is currently for sale and is being offered at € 3,500,000. It measures about 1,900 square feet and has a beautiful and long balcony. Just take a look!
This apartment has some of the best views in the building due to its high location on the 5th floor (6th floor American). There's also an elevator so you don't have to climb up all those steps. When you look at the building from the street it's the balcony just above the row of green columns on the facade. Lavirotte's wild designs create a charming setting in what must be one of Paris' most unique balconies! The building's interior is just as striking as the exterior and includes the typical Art Nouveau ironwork details and charms.
The apartment features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large dining room and beautiful living spaces overlooking the Eiffel Tower. Oh, and that stunning balcony, of course! The apartment is ideal for a full remodel, but here's a peek inside.
You can find out more about this remarkable apartment for sale in the Jules Lavirotte building in Paris by clicking here. If you enjoy looking at Art Nouveau architecture in Paris, you'll love our Art Nouveau in the 7th Arrondissement Architecture Tour blog post where you can see more buildings by Lavirotte and other Art Nouveau architects nearby.
UPDATE: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS APARTMENT NO LONGER APPEARS TO BE ON THE MARKET.