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Hélène Rochas' Residence in Paris, For Sale at €12,000,000
The prestigious apartment in the 7th arrondisment of Paris, previously owned by Hélène Rochas, is now available for sale at €12,000,000, Propriétés Parisiennes Sotheby's International Realty announces.
By: Sotheby's Paris
The apartment is situated on the ground flour of a beautiful building dating from 1862. It offers a generous 397.5 square meters living surface and access to a private garden of 200 square meters. The home includes an entrance, a vast, high-ceiling reception room, a master suite opening onto the garden, two additional bedrooms, a kitchen, a separate maid's apartment of 42 square meters.
The residence is situated on the Left Bank of the Seine, in one of the most distinguished of the arrondisments in Paris, home to a great number of official institutions, ministries and embassies. The 7th district equally includes within its boundaries the Eiffel Tower and the Dome des Invalides, two of the most famous monuments in the Capital of France.
With its one of a kind history and privileged location, the Rochas residence in rue Barbet-de-Jouy preserves both the quintessence of authentic Parisian chic and the refined elegance of its previous owner.
Although history would remember her mainly as the efficient general manager of the homonym perfume house, Hélène Rochas was much more to the French and international cultural milieu. She was 19 and a student of the Parisian Opera Ballet School, when she met Marcel Rochas, during the Occupation. They were married a few months later. After her husband's death in 1955, Hélène, only 28 at the time, became the manager of the perfume house, substantially contributing to the growth of the business.
But Rochas was equally renowned for the extraordinary receptions she used to host (one to be remembered was the "My Fair Lady" ball at the Grande Cascade du Bois de Boulogne in 1965) and was proclaimed “maitresse de maison exemplaire” by Hubert de Givenchy. Her receptions were attended by preeminent designers like Yves Saint Laurent, and world famous artists like Maria Callas and Léonor Fini. In 1975, Andy Warhol signed her portrait.
Hélène Rochas was a woman with a unique and strong personality. Her tastes were well defined and impeccable. To this day, in the garden in rue Barbet-de-Jouy still grow mostly white flowers, the ones she so firmly preferred.
More about the property here : http://www.proprietesparisiennes.com/
Propriétés Parisiennes is the representative of Sotheby's International Realty in Paris, with two agencies, one on each Bank of the Seine. Founded in 1976 by Sotheby's Auction House, SIR includes over 600 agencies worldwide, and over 50 in France only, focused on brokering and marketing high-end residential real estate.