France – Paris – XVI arrondissement.<br />One of those rarities in Paris, a proper house, this charming 1850’s property is found in the north of the 16th arrondissement, just a short stroll from the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and trendy shops of avenue Victor Hugo. Beautifully laid out, this spacious home spans 620m2 with an outside terrace area of approximately 45 mq • On entering the house, one notices that there is not a single corridor – an unusually practical layout for a mid-19th century home ? and, instead, the lobby opens into the brightly-lit reception/living room area with light streaming in from a glass atrium. In fact, with an interesting play of natural light throughout the premises, this would be an ideal setting for displaying elegant works of art. • From the lobby, a magnificent marble staircase leads upwards to the five bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms, and downstairs to the dining, kitchen and family rooms. oThe majority of the rooms have pleasantly large windows, as well as high ceilings, a feeling of spaciousness and natural light throughout. Another highlight is the large, newly renovated terrace accessed from upstairs – perfect for summer dining. Modern installations include sophisticated electronics, security cameras, which can be monitored from a distance, and air-conditioning.