Thursday, January 23, 2020

For Sale: "An Abandoned Overgrown Estate is the Last of its Kind in the Heart of Paris"

From one of the internet's tiny treasures, Messy Nessy Chic, January 21:
Wild and consumed by nature, like a scene described by Dickens in Great Expectations – an estate frozen in time, fit for the reclusive Miss Havisham herself – a “country house” in the centre of the city, surrounded by Paris’ most coveted real estate, will go up for sale this week at auction.

In a neighbourhood dominated by designer shops and luxury hotels, just a five minute walk from the LVMH-owned Bon Marché department store and overlooking Yves Saint Laurent’s former home, it’s a 2,000 m2 property that seems impossible for Paris’ 21st real estate market.

The rare pearl that is 12, rue Oudinot in the 7th arrondissement, has long been a place of mystery for neighbouring residents, its facade sealed and walled-up from the street. Left to deteriorate for at least two decades, last in use as a collective of artist ateliers and artisanal workshops, the property will be put up for auction at 6 million euros on January 23rd at the Palais de Justice. The good news is, whoever buys it is obligated to restore the vast estate “identically” to its former romantic style. ...MUCH MORE
Some of our previous visits with Vanessa:

Huh, Apparently The Barbie Doll Began Life As a High-end German Call Girl Named Lilli  
Picasso Pics For Sale, Cheap (chateau included)
Art Institute of Chicago Recreates Van Gogh's Bedroom, Puts it On Airbnb
The Man Who Sold The Eiffel Tower, Twice and A (bath) Room With A View
...Behind the frosted sliding doors of a cozy bedroom inside a 5th floor Parisian apartment, draw the bath after dark and wait for the show to start…
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