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Pozzo di Borgo: Karl Lagerfeld's mansion Pozzo di Borgo: Karl Lagerfeld's mansion
Karl Lagerfeld lived at the Hotel Pozzo di Borgo, a historic residence with a main courtyard and garden, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, between precious woodwork and stately rooms. Visit an exceptional place whose first floor was rented by the great couturier for years. "It's a place to sleep, take a bath and work," Karl Lagerfeld told us about his futuristic apartment on the Quai Voltaire in Paris. Before investing this 350 square meters nestled in an 1820 building, the great couturier lived in one of the most beautiful private mansions in Paris at 51, rue de l'Université in the 7th arrondissement - still on the Left Bank, therefore. Successively called Hôtel de Maisons, Hôtel de Soyecourt and then Pozzo di Borgo, the building was built in 1706 by the architect Pierre Cailleteau (known as Lassurance) on commission from François Duret; in 1707, Claude de Longueil, Marquis de Maisons, acquired it and became the first owner of this architectural jewel between courtyard and garden. It was in 1732 that the de Soyecourt family, a noble dynasty from Picardy, took possession of the hotel and undertook major renovations during which the interiors were metamorphosed by the architect Pierre Mouret between 1749 and 1751. The sculpted woodwork in the reception room is of a rare finesse, the work of cabinetmaker and ornamentalist Jacques Verberckt, who has created a true masterpiece of Grand Siècle inspiration. The premises were also remodelled in the 19th century by the Swiss Joseph-Antoine Froelicher on behalf of the Pozzo di Borgo family, one of whose heirs is none other than Philippe Pozzo di Borgo, who inspired the story of the film Untouchables. Karl Lagerfeld would regularly move in with him, moving in on the first floor of the residence where he rented private apartments with a view of the main courtyard for a few years - he would even have installed some particularly sophisticated sports equipment there. Listed in the register of historical monuments since 1926, the Hotel Pozzo di Borgo - recognizable by its portal attributed to Claude-Nicolas Ledoux - was acquired by Gabonese President Ali Bongo on 21 April 2010. article: admagazine.fr photo : guettyimages
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Agency of Ailleurs
Vincent Fournier's new book on Brazil Vincent Fournier's new book on Brazil
The artist photographer Vincent Fournier celebrates in "Brasília, une capsule temporelle", a new book published by Noeve, the beauty of this utopian city that never ceases to fascinate. "My interest in the city of Brasília comes from a mixture of fascination and nostalgia for the stories and representations of the Future. Indeed, Oscar Niemeyer's city, the Brazilian capital built in four years in the middle of a desert, embodies the vision of the future of the 1960s. The pilot plan designed in 1957 by urban planner Lucio Costa coincided with the beginning of the space age and the first artificial satellite of the Earth: Sputnik. It is therefore the golden age of the "space age", and the city of Brasília, with its air of a flying saucer that would have landed in the middle of nowhere, shows nostalgia and the dream of a future frozen in time", details the photographic artist used in his work to explore the different mythologies of the future. In order to account for this state, Vincent Fournier confides that he used the concrete capital as a set in which the inhabitants were staged. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987, this utopian city with the air of an open-air museum is distinguished by its architectural pearls that have become emblematic. From the sculptural staircase of the Palais de l'Itamaraty to the white dome housing the national museum... these places, all fluid, radical and excessive, reveal their photogenic beauty throughout the pages of this book. Brasília, a time capsule, text in English, French and Japanese, 154 pages, 44,90 € or 69 € (signed edition and limited to 100 copies), Noeve editions, www.noeve.com Credit: https://www.admagazine.fr/ Photo credit : Vincent Fournier
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Agency of Ailleurs
Frank Lloyd Wright's unbuilt "Oasis"... Frank Lloyd Wright's unbuilt "Oasis"...
Perhaps one of Frank Lloyd Wright's greatest buildings is the one he never built: the Arizona State Capitol, an unbuilt oasis of democracy in the Sonoran Desert. For the pleasure of the eyes, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has called upon the Spanish architect David Romero, who uses advanced 3D representation techniques, to transform Wright's drawings into striking "photorealistic" renderings, images so detailed that they appear to be contemporary photography. Combined with a report by journalist Rebecca Rhoades, Quarterly magazine tells the captivating story of the Arizona Capitol that never saw the light of day. In April 1957, the entire city of Phoenix was engaged in a battle over the future design of the State Capitol. At the center of the dispute was Wright himself, whose proposal dominated the conversation and divided neighbors and family members for much of the year. For the architect, it was a gift to the people of his adopted state, but after months of public protest, his visionary plans never saw the light of day. Government officials denounced the design as "too ornate" and "too expensive", even though it was estimated to cost $5 million, $3 million less than the originally proposed skyscraper. One legislator even went so far as to say that the Oasis looked like an "oriental brothel". Eventually, Wright lost his bid and America's most famous architect continued to design other projects for his adopted Arizona winter home, including the Grady Gammage Auditorium on the Arizona State University campus. Ironically, the auditorium, built posthumously after Wright's death in 1959, now attracts more visitors than the Capitol.
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Agency of Paris
 Five gift ideas for fans of architecture and design  Five gift ideas for fans of architecture and design
A few days before Christmas and with the reopening of shops, the race for gifts is officially open! Discover our Ateliers Lofts et Associés selection of five gifts for fans of design and architecture. It's the same thing every year, we have trouble choosing what to give to our loved ones! We therefore decided to make a selection of gifts for you with a fairly wide range of prices and different styles of gifts. The Book "The 1001 Wonders of Architecture you must have seen in your life A book that offers a real architectural journey through the ages and the world. Temples, cathedrals, museums, palaces, castles, hotels, airports, private houses, constructions of stone, marble, wood, steel, concrete: 1001 architectural discoveries across 100 different countries, the works of the greatest contemporary architects . Why give a book for Christmas? It is an invitation to take a fresh look at our environment. So why not fall for it! Price: € 19.90 https://www.amazon.fr/1001-merveilles-larchitecture-quil-avoir/dp/2081223627 2. The Phantom speaker by Devialet The brand designs and markets a whole range of high-end connected speakers created in 2007 by Pierre-Emmanuel Calmel, engineer, Quentin Sannié, entrepreneur, and Emmanuel Nardin, Designer. To decorate as much as to equip our home, the Devialet speaker is a decorative object in its own right. We adopt it for the made in France but especially the original aestheticism of the product. The Phantom speaker from Devialet is considered the best wireless speaker in the world, it is nothing less than a gem of music. This is the gift for design and music lovers! Price: 299 euros. https://www.devialet.com/fr-fr/phantom-speaker/phantom-premier/ 3. The “Hualos Calado” vase by Margaux Keller Margaux Keller is a young designer and interior architect who is among those who think about the conceptualization of an object in the broad sense of the term or of a space: emotion. Elegance, poetry and offset are his three watchwords. Margaux Keller Collections offers a series of limited edition objects made locally by craftsmen with exceptional know-how. The "Hualos Calado" vase, inspired by Ancient Greece, will bring a trendy touch to your decoration. This vase is a "must have" to harmoniously decorate your interior! Price: 380 € https://www.margauxkellercollections.com/products/hualoscalado 4. Gae Aulenti's pipistrello lamp This lamp, created in 1965 by designer and architect Gae Aulenti, has become a cult object, a design icon, both simple and refined. He imagines a modular lamp that adapts to its environment, it can be a table or floor lamp. The Pipistrello lamp is considered a flagship object of industrial design. We love its pleasant lighting and sculptural shape which make it a timeless piece, which finds its place in all rooms of the house. Price: around 1000 euros https://www.madeindesign.com/prod-lampe-de-table-pipistrello-h-66-a-86-cm-martinelli-luce-ref620-bl.html 5. The “Theodore” looped wool armchair by Humbert & Poyet Classic in our winter wardrobe, this material is breaking into our interiors. This is the decoration trend for 2020! This material goes well with all styles of decoration and exudes nature and lightness ... The Humbert & Poyet brand is an example of this with their armchair called "Theodore", their first collection of decorative objects paying homage to the Art Deco style. A perfect idea that combines trend, rarity and comfort. Price: between 7000 and 9000 € Link: https://theinvisiblecollection.com/fr/product/humbert-et-poyet-fauteuil-theodore/
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Agency of Paris
Resumption of home visits Resumption of home visits
Posted on 01/12/20 Resumption of home visits
We are finally back at Ateliers Lofts et Associés, happy to be able to meet you again! Confined since October 29, real estate agencies have been banned from physical visits. However, virtual tours were encouraged, which allowed the French to pre-select properties they were considering buying or renting, which was not usually enough to trigger the act of purchase. Indeed, it is difficult to project yourself without going into the field, especially when you judge the environment, the sound level, the brightness than by interposed screens. It is a real relief for real estate agencies to be able to reopen, as well as for visits that have been able to resume since November 28, however with a strict health protocol to ensure the safety of staff and customers. On the other hand, people over 65 and women at the end of pregnancy are excluded from the easing. What are the protocol details for making a visit? Before the visit: Once the appointment is fixed, the professional will provide the client with a "voucher for visit", justifying the trip of the individual. The real estate agent must have the occupant's consent before the visit if the property is occupied. He must also ensure that no occupant of the accommodation is showing symptoms of Covid-19. During the visit: Limit the number of visitors with one visit per half-day for the same property, a maximum duration of 30 minutes per visit, a reduced number of participants with only the real estate agent accompanied by the candidate for purchase or rental. Respect for barrier gestures and social distancing rules. The accommodation must be ventilated before and after each visit for at least 15 minutes. After the visit: Send the necessary information and essential documents so that you do not have to distribute them during the visit. Our Ateliers Lofts et Associés team is at your disposal to offer you a tour of our exceptional properties, we are putting in place all the essential health measures to protect you as much as possible. See you soon !
Real Estate
Agency of Paris
 Review of the Parisian real estate market  Review of the Parisian real estate market
After the turmoil of deconfinement, the Parisian market is reconfiguring itself, only luxury and small stores are resisting. Prices still high could start to fall. What was the effect of the confinement on the Parisian market? How is the market evolving in the various Parisian districts? After a first confinement in which the real estate market was spared, the second, however, has been in the process of reconfiguration since the start of the school year after a rebound between May 11 and the summer vacation. The causes: Prices are still too high, loan refusals keep increasing, the anxieties generated by the crisis, the desire for a different way of life because of the first confinement with outdoor spaces or rooms allowing telecommuting. V, VI, VIII A serene place The 5th arrondissement remains the most accessible of the beautiful districts of the left bank. Family apartments are still very rare for sale, unlike studios which are highly sought after by investors. Neighboring VI remains the most expensive in the capital, and it is one of the markets that has withstood the crises the best. Buyers are paying attention because there are more and more goods for sale since the start of the school year. For the 7th arrondissement, activity is buoyant, however, there are decreases of 5 to 10% in the event of overly ambitious prices or urgent sales. VIII, XVI, XVII Quality above all In the Haussmann neighborhoods, we have observed annual increases of 7 to 8% since July, however since the start of the school year this has stabilized. The large family apartments in the Ternes district and the Monceau plain are favored, however the prices drop at the slightest defect. In the 16th arrondissement, buyers are waiting for you with quality goods at market prices. Overall, the demand is for properties ranging from 500,000 to 800,000 euros for wealth investors, up to 1.5 million for families looking for accommodation of 70 to 100m2 with 2 or 3 bedrooms. In the 17th arrondissement, prices are becoming more uniform, the most popular goods are those that benefit from an outdoor space, balcony or terrace, which causes prices to increase. IX, XVIII The end of the ascent After a constant increase in recent years, with the Covid crisis, these are the most affected neighborhoods. The 9th arrondissement recorded the lowest increase in Paris in July according to notaries. On the other hand, prices in the 18th arrondissement have also calmed down. Sales have slowed since the end of September due to an influx of offers and weakening demand, but this Parisian location is still popular with young families and young couples. X, XI, XII The Cosmopolitan district in slowdown In the 10th arrondissement, the annual price increase was 7% in July according to the notaries but the market has changed. More and more rushed sellers are accepting price cuts. Despite the dynamics of the XI, there are fewer and fewer buyers, in the current climate and uncertainty young people helped by their parents and investors no longer dare to embark on an acquisition. Prices have fallen on average by 5%. The XII was up 10.2% annually in July, the market has tightened and supply is increasing. The bulk of the traditional market has usually fallen back very energetic, customers have become wait-and-see. XIII, XIV, XV Price stabilization For the 13th and 14th arrondissements of Paris, which represent the cheapest districts on the left bank, prices stabilize except for small areas which sell out quickly. On the contrary, the market is tighter for surfaces over 80 m2. In the 15th arrondissement, prices calmed down with a drop in activity in the fall, but the market recovered well in October, especially at the high end. The Pasteur, Motte Picquet, Commerce and Emile Zola districts are still the most sought after. XIX, XX A serene corner The 19th century is the cheapest district in Paris, the market has become more fluid since the start of the school year, and there are more and more offers there. The price of small surfaces or apartments with balconies, terrace overlooking the balcony remain unchanged. In the twentieth arrondissement, the rise in prices calmed down after an increase of nearly 17% in three years. This bohemian and popular district attracts creative, artistic and independent professions. You now know more about the current state of the Parisian market. Do not hesitate to consult our site to discover all our properties!
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Agency of Paris
For sale: a private island and its villa designed by Frank Lloyd Wright For sale: a private island and its villa designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
It is in the middle of Lake Mahopac, near the town of Carmel, some 50 kilometres from New York, that this island, the source of much controversy, rises up. Designed but built half a century after the death of the American architect, the villa it houses is not officially recognized by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation despite its obvious influence. It was in 1949 that the engineer Ahmed Chahroudi bought the island and asked Frank Lloyd Wright to design a residence for him, before changing his mind about the surface area, due to lack of budget, and finally ordering a smaller project: a cottage still present on the island. In 1996, Petra Island passed into the hands of its new owner, John Massaro, who decided to go back to the original plans and turned to Wright's disciple, the architect Thomas A. Heinz. Completed in 2007, the villa is inspired by the aesthetics dear to the great architect, from the integration in a natural site to his predilection for the use of wood. In addition to its six bedrooms and its large terrace overlooking the lake, the residence also has a heliport on its roof, making it accessible from New York in only 15 minutes. It is currently for sale at $9,950,000. Credit: admagazine.fr
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Agency of Paris
The four questions we ask ourselves in this period of confinement The four questions we ask ourselves in this period of confinement
Since October, France has been reconfined and this until December 1 at a minimum. The health crisis we are experiencing has led to many changes in our daily life and can sometimes impact your real estate project. But know that the entire Ateliers Lofts & Associés team is mobilized to support you and inform you about the steps that can continue in this current context. We looked at the most frequent questions of the French: Can we move during confinement? Yes, it is allowed! Moves are authorized upon proof during this period of confinement. Since November 6, it is possible to call on knowledge within the limit of six people maximum. Can we sign a real estate mandate? Indeed, it is possible! The professional can visit the selling client if the signature cannot be done remotely. Can we make visits? No, it is not allowed! Whether for sale or rental, property visits are prohibited. Indeed, this is not one of the reasons for travel authorized by the state. However, it is possible to make virtual tours of the homes that are for sale. Can we welcome a professional for the sale of a property? It is tolerated! Indeed, real estate professionals can continue to travel to meet their clients by going to their homes. This allows them to continue to exercise their advisory and support role. For more information, we remain at your disposal, and do not hesitate to visit our site to discover the new properties for sale!
Real Estate
Agency of Paris