Hotel Nicolai is classified as a historic building, and this is where heritage meets modernity. The house was built inside the gates of the former Royal Hôtel Saint-Pol, composed of several private mansions. In 1694, one of the mansions became the private residence of Nicolas de Nicolai, the nephew of Gaspard de Fieubet. In 1863, the building was the home to sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye, as indicated on the commemorative plaque. The noble building’s current structure dates back to 1868.
Masterfully renovated, the property offers 12 luxury apartments for sale in the Marais in Paris. The historical building has kept its original features such as the white stone facade, the slate roof and the traditional framed windows and doors. The Nicolaï family’s memory has been retained with the monogram “N” embedded in the restored ironwork of the second-floor balconies.
On the ground floor of the former coach shed, the stunning arched frames – in the style of the traditional French windows – lead to the courtyard and gardens. Floors in the public areas are made in natural stone, checkerboard or terracotta tiles. Exquisite ironwork railings display both elegance and beauty. Beautiful lighting installations illuminate the stunning staircase.
True to the bourgeois style, each apartment is packed with distinctive and elegant period detailing. The luxury apartments recreate the refinement of the past’s sprawling mansions, with vast volumes that are enhanced by a precious material palette and soaring ceilings of up to four metres. Moulded ceilings and wooden beams have been restored, reworked and brought back to life. The apartments are steeped in sunlight thanks to the tall windows and the creation of dormers on the streetside. Owners will enjoy the opulent floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the sumptuous gardens – a rarity in the heart of the Marais neighbourhood. The property’s hugely luxurious appeal is further augmented by wide-board oak parquet flooring, and marble in the bathrooms convey.
Some residences have the possibility for the new buyers to completely customise the sophisticatedly elegant interior to their specific needs.
Classic and contemporary, with generous volumes, oversized windows and historic features, the luxuriously refurbished apartments offer exceptional spaces for living, dining, entertaining and relaxation.