Most of you know that I have my pied-à-terre in Paris. Well in one way or another. Simply put: I am a frequent Paris visitor and a Paris dweller. Looking at Paris real estate has been quite a task and adventure over the past five years – I love to see what this city has to offer in this highly competitive market. And a city like Paris has it all – the terrible, small, dark, overpriced rooms. The light flooded, spacious de luxe penthouses for prices where I have to double count the zeros behind the first digit. You can quickly see the common ground of almost all Paris real estate – a daunting price point. But that depends on your personal budget, right? So if you are ready to handle hefty prices and love interior design (and Paris), there is one real estate and design company that you should have in focus: A+B Kasha.
A+B Kasha is the company of Alon and Betsy Kasha who share a strong design philosophy and profound love for Paris. They turn those well known ‘chambres de bonnes’ (tiny maids’ rooms usually on the top floor of Haussmannian buildings) into incredibly beautiful pied-à-terre apartments in some of the finest arrondissements of Paris. This apartment is located on Rue Servandoni in the 6th arrondissement in Paris on the top floor of a beautiful Haussmannian building overlooking the church Saint-Sulpice and offering breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower. But here comes the real surprise: Can you believe this apartment has only 25 square meters!? I mean 25!! Now this is small living in full bloom, right? This is my tiny apartment minus seven square meters – wow!
In this example you can see the amazing talent of the entire A+B Kasha team – turning small, old maid rooms into top quality, turnkey apartments while respecting the original beauty and unique character of each property. Until now I always thought if I move I want to move in a bigger apartment – but truth be told, if I had the pocket money to buy this pied-à-terre you’d see me refute my own stances and promises!
I love how they heightened the beauty of the original properties of this apartment which take center stage – the insanely beautiful wooden parquet flooring (oh so Parisian), the divine moldings and the stunning views from the windows. Despite its small size, the apartment is smartly structured into a kitchen/dining area, a lounge area, a bedroom and a bathroom. The interior styling is classic and unobtrusive, equipped with top notch furnishings – it truly breathes with the chic style of Paris.
Now after drooling over these pictures and imagining ourselves living happily ever after over the rooftops of Paris and sipping on a glass of good French red wine while gazing at the Eiffel Tower in a distance, let’s go back to reality. That is, let’s go back to reality if you haven’t got that pocket money to afford this apartment – seems like I have a return ticke to reality. Oy life, you are too cruel!