The story behind the impressive 140 rue de Grenelle’s door
The number 140 of the rue de Grenelle hides an impressive and rich history, dating back to the XVIIth century. Built on the initiative of the Duke of Noirmoutier, the mansion of 140 rue de Grenelle was born in 1724.
The property will be subsequently redeemed by Elizabeth Alexandrine de Bourbon in 1734 and bequeathed to his nephew Louis Joseph de Bourbon in 1765. The 140 rue de Grenelle will belong to the Bourbon family until the French Revolution. Indeed, following the fall of the Bastille, the property becomes a military garrison. It was only in 1815 that Louis Joseph de Bourbon will take back possession of its tenement.
Early nineteenth century, the French government decided to buy the property and will become the home of Marshal Foch, then the Île-de-France prefect, and will house military offices. From 1950 to 1990, the 140 rue de Grenelle will host the National Geographic Institute, a government agency.
For two centuries, the 140 has had a rich history, and seen many legendary owners.
Beginning of 2000 marks a new chapter for the famous property : a building project and renovation starts in 2012.
Today, the 140 rue de Grenelle Parisian real estate program, housing four majestic and grand mansions, is looking for privileged owners up to and equal to this emblematic space.
An exceptional location
In the heart of the City of Light, on the left bank, and just behind the imposing door of 140 rue de Grenelle, is found an exceptional and unexpected property development of four Parisian mansions. The real estate program keeps its promises by keeping the features of the seventh arrondissement : the sophistication, culture, refinement and elegance.
Indeed, historically, the VIIth arrondissement contains much of the French history, either by the noble properties and owners that could be found there, the embassies, the National Assembly, Les Invalides and Napoléon I’s tomb.
Four outstanding mansions
Although is is characterized as the most beautiful city in the world, it is not unusual to feel oppressed by Paris. The 140 rue de Grenelle exceptional real estate program is the opposite of what you probably already have seen. Feeling like you are in the countryside, but in Paris. The calm, while having the proximity of shops and everyday amenities. The four mansions that the 140 proposes, are rare and exceptional properties of the French capital because of their location, but mainly for what hides behind the door.
These « town houses » offer living spaces beginning at 457 and up to 635 square meter. Eight to ten rooms, a minimum of four bedrooms and four bathrooms, boxed parking and private garden up to 1,000 square meter. A dream in the middle of the French city. In addition, the project starting early 2000’s, brought leading architects and designers together to create a exceptional Parisian real estate program.
A summit meeting
The 140 rue de Grenelle real estate program started in the early 2000s : the property no longer belongs to the French government but is bought by property PR developers. Their aim was to create an unusual Parisian property and open a new page of the 140’s chapter.
The final plans were finally approved in 2010 and began two years later. The greatest architects, landscapers and decorators came together and brought a legendary place back to life. Jean-Jacques Ory for the architecture, Thierry Despont for the interior spaces, and Neveux Rouyer for the extensive landscaped gardens. The work will result in 2014 and finally allows future residents to visit and discover - or rediscover - the 140, but this time, life size.
A historic residential masterpiece:
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In an oasis of trees and flowers, scented borders and sculpted topiary surrounding a central allée,this Parisian Townhouse is built from brick and stone. It features three reception rooms, family kitchen and four/five bedrooms suites, including master bedroom suite with walk-in dressing room and master bathroom. There is a media room and basement parking for four cars, with direct lift and staircase access to the townhouses above, a wine cellar, laundry room and storage facilities.
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Within what was once the Hôtel de Noirmoutier, a grand early 18th century property commissioned by the Duc de Noirmoutier, and designed by the celebrated architect Jean Courtonne. In 1734 the Hôtel de Noirmoutier was sold to the Royal Princesse Elizabeth de Bourbon Condé, who acquired adjoining properties so as to enlarge the gardens.Now flanked by the Hôtel de Sens, residence of the Prefet de Paris, and by the Swiss embassy. Discover this prestigious 465 sqm mansion, featuring 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms and bathrooms.
Luxurious Parisian loft
Orchestrated by internationally renowned architects, discover this 590 sqm loft in the heart of Paris, between the Invalides and the National Assembly. A unique opportunity to acquire an exclusive and unique home in Paris, in surroundings that are entirely private, discreet and secure; in a neighborhood which is immeasurably desirable; in a city which is one of the most romantic, beautiful and uplifting in the world. This luxurious Parisian loft features a swimming pool, a spa, a gym, a garden and an elevator.
Luxurious Private mansion
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