"Le Bien Illuminé" - bright, artistic one-bedroom
A sense of “bien-être,” or “well-being” is what you will find at Le Bien Illuminé. From the natural light streaming in the windows, to the sleek efficient design, to the long list of amenities, all has been conceived to make you feel completely at home and comfortable.
This one-bedroom gem, designed and decorated by Interior Architect Martine di Mattéo, is located on the third floor of a typical Marais building in a centrally located area with all desired services, transportation and commerce.
The entrance foyer of the apartment gives access to the bedroom, directly ahead, the bathroom to the right and to the entrance to the living room and kitchen on the left.
The bedroom is situated on a small interior courtyard with a large window, double bed, spacious double-door closet and a unique corner seat. The night table is home to a radio alarm clock where you can dock and charge two iPhones or iPods. In addition to the bedside lamp, there are elegant crystal light fixtures mounted on either side of the bed that match another, overhead fixture. Indeed, this style of éclairage continues elsewhere in the apartment.
The living room, dining room and kitchen combination form the heart of the apartment. The two large southwest facing windows look onto the quiet Marais street and keep the apartment bathed in light. The modern, clean décor is occasionally interrupted by vintage touches, as in the case of the mirrored iron coffee table. Reflected in this mirror, depending on your vantage point, is a breathtaking original painting by Paris artist, Pascal Amblard, of a beautiful and mysterious woman. You could spend hours contemplating what she might be thinking.
The painting sits above a cream-colored leather sofa with black piping, brought to life by the red and black accent pillows. The sofa opens to become a high-quality queen-size bed. Opposite, is a flat screen television and entertainment center, with a Blu-ray DVD player, CD player, iPod/iPhone dock and radio.
The dining and kitchen area is comprised of a raised bar-type dining table with comfortable seating for four people. The table is home to a combination espresso and drip coffee maker with milk steamer.
The efficient and handy kitchen is equipped with a modern two-burner stove, microwave oven and built in refrigerator/freezer. All of the dishes, cookware, utensils and serving pieces are provided for your use.
Included with the apartment is cable television with over 100 channels, WiFi and free telephone with answering machine. Long-distance calls to land lines in over 100 countries are free. This extends to calls to cell phones in the US and Canada.
The apartment also has a color HP printer featuring wireless direct and local Wi-Fi connectivity to enable mobile printing via HP ePrint, Apple AirPrint™ as well as other solutions. Supports printing from most smartphones and tablets, and Windows/Apple PC's.
The Right Bank
Métro: République (#3, #5, #8, #9, #11), Arts et Metiers (#3, #), Arts et Metiers (#3, #11), Temple (#3)Bus Line #'s: 20, 65, 75
Amenities Specific to Le Bien Illuminé:
Digicode, intercom entry system
3rd floor, European (4th floor American)
Bright, southwest facing windows overlooking a very quiet street that dates to 1800’s.
The district has some of the oldest houses in Paris that date back to the 1300’s
High-end leather sofa that easily converts to a comfortable queen-size bed
TV with Internet access and web-browsing capabilities (viewable when dining or relaxing due to the 180-degree wall mounting arm)
Entertainment Center/Home Theater incorporating a Blu-ray DVD player (European Zone), CD Player, iPod/iPhone dock (recharging), radio, DNLA integration (phone, music streaming from PC or iPad), and external sources (MP3, laptops, etc)
Selection of DVD’s with movies in English and French (subtitles in French and English), many with Parisian themes
Selection of easy listening music; including French, English, Italian, and USA artists
Cordless telephone/answering system/speaker phone (with Bluetooth integration to your mobile phone)
Island/bar with comfortable seating area for up to four adults
Combination espresso/drip coffee/steamer (for cappuccinos, lattes, etc)
Toaster, electric kettle, water filter
Built-in fridge/freezer, 2-ring electric stovetop/hob, microwave oven
Complete array of kitchenware (all cooking utensils, dinner and tableware, serving pieces)
Spacious built-in wardrobes
iHome radio alarm clock that docks and charges two iPhones and/or iPods
Cordless telephone handset
Large “rain” shower with hand-held shower wand
Large backlit mirror (with sensor on/off)
Combination “silent running” washer/dryer
Steam iron and ironing board
Cable TV with International channels and music stations
High-speed Internet access with direct cable connection and secured WiFi
Telephone line with free calling to 120+ countries (including North America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, and more...)
Apple iPad/iPhone charger
wireless printer that allows printing from a mobile device
Plenty of bed linens, hand towels, bath “sheets” and kitchen towels
Manual with recommendations for local restaurants and instructions for equipment provided
a selection of DVDs
Electricity, heating, telephone, and internet included
No-smoking allowed, and no pets