Beautiful 72,5m2 2 bedroom belle epoque apartment in the prestigious Carre d’Or district overlooking Palais Masséna, a 2 minute walk from the seafront

Classic Nicois apartment situated in one of the most sought-after grand palais in the prestigious Carre D’or quarter.

Beautiful, classic style 3 roomed apartment featuring elegantly proportioned spaces, measuring just under 90m2 with a wealth of attractive features, lovely balcony areas to the front with stunning direct views over the Palais Massena and the world famous Hotel Negresco, and large balconies to the rear of the building with views over the mountains behind Nice. This prestigious Nicois palais is just minutes from the Promenade des Anglais (one block away) and is within a few minutes’ walk of Nice’s world-famous Rue Paradis and Rue de Verdun, with their designer shops and luxury boutiques, as well as the heart of Nice’s central district, Place Massena.

Access to the apartment is via the original gated lift, to the top floor of the palais and from there through the high security front door into the spacious hall area with its original parquet floors, from which there are doors leading to the individual rooms. The whole apartment boasts authentic features such as ornamental coving and original parquet wooden floors, high ceilings and tall French doors, from the elegant drawing room – measuring just under 17m2 – the double glass doors give onto the balustraded belle epoque style balcony area, with splendid views across the Palais Massena, a monument historique, and one of the most important ancient buildings in the city of Nice. The balcony is large enough to be enjoyed as a dining area, and has a wonderful atmosphere – facing due south the balcony also benefits from the sun throughout the day. Next to the drawing room is another beautiful room with tall and wider glass doors leading to the second front balcony, currently used as a study, but which would also make a beautiful bedroom, measuring 15m2. Both these front facing rooms are bright and peaceful, and of course completely private, with no vis-à-vis from the opposite side of the street. There would be the possibility to knock these two rooms through to make one large living space, subject to the usual consents.

From the hallway a door leads through to the smart bathroom/WC, well equipped with both large bath and large enclosed shower. The bathroom boasts good quality contemporary fittings and is of good size. There is a separate guest WC. From the hallway is access to the good-sized master bedroom (15m2) with its high ceilings, built-in wardrobes, original wood floor and double glass doors onto the rear balcony. The master bedroom is a very quiet and pleasant space, with views over the mountains behind the city.

The last door from the hallway leads to the fully refurbished, fitted kitchen (just under 12m2). This lovely room has been tastefully renovated with features such as belle epoque style tiles, blending seamlessly with the original elements of the apartment, but providing a well laid out, contemporary space. The kitchen is equipped with state-of-the-art appliances, and a breakfast bar next to the tall glass doors leading to the rear, north-facing balcony, with views across to the hills – snow-capped in winter. There is plenty of stowage space and storage, making this kitchen a very practical environment and usable all year.

In total the apartment has a loi carrez measuring 72.50m2 with 14m2 of balcony/outside space. There is also a small cave/storage cellar.

This wonderful apartment is a rare find in one of the most sought-after quartiers in Nice – the Carre d’Or, close enough to be able to smell the salty air of the sea, and walk easily to the beach, but without the noise and traffic of the Promenade des Anglais. We highly recommend viewing.