No one — repeat, no one — makes messy, distressed, falling-apart style look as romantic and desirable as the French.
In that spirit, allow us to present this spectacular “Art Deco” mansion that just went on the market for $19,946,950 in the chicest of the chic Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood in Paris. While we aren’t sure what exactly is “art deco” about the place, it has all the charm we could ever hope for: from the pictures, we see overgrown gardens, black and white floors, curving staircases and even a freaking artists’ studio with disheveled chairs stacked next to a giant picture window. All that’s missing are cigarette butts smoldering next to an aggrieved painter.
The home has eight bedrooms, two bathrooms and two “shower rooms” (this is France!), several terraces, a cellar, staff quarters and a library.
The listing at Sotheby’s is remarkably sparse for such a lovely property, but it does note “renovation required.” Scary words? Sure, but la vie bohème this home promises is well worth any struggles it may throw your way.