Paris Mansion On Market for $140 Million
November 19, 2010 - Paris Ile de France
A luxurious private mansion in Paris has been listed for sale at $140 million, making it the second most expensive residential property in the world.
The private mansion, named Palais Montmorency, is situated on the famed Avenue Foch and is one of Paris' last great private houses.
This imposing mansion was built in 1912 for the Duchess of Montmorency. At her death in 1927 the house was acquired by "le roi de l'étain" and famous art collector, Antenor Patino.
In the house, several decoration elements are of historical importance like 18th century panels, fireplaces and the painted ceiling of the great dining room by the French painter Henri Rousseau.
The nearly 28,000 sq. ft. interior houses 12 bedrooms and 12 baths along with four staff apartments.
The lavish interior also boasts massive crystal chandeliers, huge Corinthian columns, gilded moldings and marble floors.
Avenue Foch, one of the world's most expensive and prestigious addresses, is home to many private palaces including those of the Onassis and Rothschild families.
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