Vanda Demeure, a Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Ambassador, has been a key player in the French luxury real estate industry for more than 20 years. Vanda has been recognised as Coldwell Banker’s top international sales associate for eight years running and has recorded the largest sales volume in Europe for a Coldwell Banker agent ever.
Vanda Demeure works with buyers and sellers of some of the most prominent houses in Paris, Monaco, and beyond according to her qualifications. Vanda’s worldwide clientele rely on her to deliver them the ideal properties, whether they are grand castles in the south of France or luxurious apartments on the top floor of Paris.
My strategy, she explains, is to simply ascertain what matters most to each individual customer. “The property should evoke emotions in addition to meeting all of their criteria. They ought to exclaim “Wow!” when they see it.
This Feeling of France
Clientele from all over the world seeking houses in France, particularly in Paris, are reportedly drawn to homes with a strong sense of location. When they are inside their home, they want to have the impression that they are in Paris, the south of France, or another location.
According to Vanda Demeure, “the residence should be Parisian when you come to Paris.” “You should see something, like the Tour Eiffel or Sacré-coeur, when you first open your eyes in the morning and feel as though you are in Paris. I don’t live in Dubai. In Rome, I’m not. Paris is where I am.
What produces that sensation of place? Location, view, and of course, walkability. The fifth, sixth, and seventh arrondissements of Paris, according to Vanda Demeure, include all three of those characteristics in addition to some of the country’s most exquisite homes.
Buyers want to be able to overlook the sea and amble along the winding streets, which is similar to the south of France. According to Vanda, “They want to feel that the property reflects the culture of the nation they’re visiting.”
This ambition is reflected in Vanda Demeure’s listings, many of which are unmatched by other homes in Europe. The largest mediaeval home in the Provence area of France is one of Vanda Demeure’s listings, as well as one of the most extravagant and unusual.
Château De La Verdière, which was expanded and refurbished in the 18th century, has a long and illustrious past. There are about 50 exquisite living rooms, apartments, and salons in the chateau, which originally housed some of the most prominent noble families in Provence. The 18,005,000 square foot property is totally walled off and has a pool, pool house, and a growing park with unique flora and trees.
Vanda Demeure asserts that “it actually is quite rare.” “When you purchase this type of property, you are purchasing a piece of French history.”
In the seventh arrondissement, there is a stunning private residence that is the first. The hôtel particulier was constructed in the 19th century by a well-known architect and has five stories, a rooftop, two roomy patios, and a 120 square metre garden.
The second listing is for a newly refurbished top-floor apartment, which is yet another incredibly uncommon find in Paris. This apartment will undoubtedly make you think of Paris because it is surrounded by terraces with panoramic views of the Eiffel Tower, the Sacré Coeur, the Bois de Boulogne, the Louis Vuitton foundation, and La Défense heart and is drenched in natural light.