In the beginning

In 2008, the planets seemed aligned in favour of a brilliant career in the financial world, but Julien Haussy had other ideas and left it all behind to open an estate agency specialising in the sale of stand-out homes. Driven by a passion for design and architecture that he had nurtured since childhood, the company’s founder (and keen violinist in his spare time) set up shop in the heart of Paris’ trendy Marais neighbourhood. Little by little, Julien Haussy assembled a team to help him make his new venture grow. From a variety of backgrounds, they all share a strong artistic sensibility, a passion for outstanding property, and a genuine concern for customer satisfaction.

Four years later, home owners and buyers were spontaneously contacting the agency to sell their properties or find the home that was right for them. To meet this enthusiastic demand, Julien decided to open two agencies of Espaces Atypiques in Marseille and Lyon, in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

Both branches were immediately successful, and enjoyed a very real – and growing – demand. Buoyed by this success and with his sights set on expanding his business into the four corners of France while maintaining the philosophy and values that make Espaces Atypiques such a unique concept, Julien decided to push ahead with the expansion of his network. The Bordeaux branch opened in spring 2014, and it didn’t stop there: today, Espaces Atypiques is a network of 30 agencies.

Our difference

« THE STAND-OUT PROPERTIES THAT WE OFFER FOR SALE REFLECT BOTH OUR EXPERTISE AND OUR PASSION FOR DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE »

Espaces Atypiques is a network of estate agents that only sells stand-out properties. Alongside loft and artist studio style properties that occupy repurposed industrial or commercial premises and which are, by their very nature, atypical spaces, we also sell designer homes, “blank canvas” properties awaiting your interior touch, traditional city centre houses and apartments that have been given a contemporary designer makeover or enjoy a private outdoor space (terrace, garden, courtyard, patio), trendy penthouse apartments (simplex or duplex), with or without attic space, barges, properties with outstanding views, and old buildings awaiting renovation.

For our buyers, we select unique living spaces that defy convention. The stand-out properties that we offer for sale reflect both our expertise and our passion for design and architecture.

Because we like nothing better than sharing our passion for stand-out properties, we go to extra lengths to get our customers’ exactly what they want. We are always ready to listen, and strive for customer satisfaction.

Do you love unique properties? We love finding them for you. Are you selling a unique property? We’ll find you a buyer who will love your home as much as you do.

Espaces Atypiques in figures

A quickly growing network with 30 branches Major need for recruitment, currently expanding from 175 to 200 staff Trusted by thousands of property owners, with 2 500 contracts signed every year
A database of 60 000 clients all over France A popular website with high visitor numbers and 2,3M pages viewed every month
Unrivalled communications budget of 1,2M€
Active presence on all social media: 70 000 Facebook fans
and
14 000Instagram followers

Our network leader

Inventive, efficient, and daring, Julien has a pronounced taste for architecture, art, and classical music. This refined taste naturally led him to found Espaces Atypiques after a 10-year career as a strategy analyst and financial control manager for major telecommunications groups, banks, and property companies.

Julien Haussy

Julien Haussy

Founder and CEO
Inventive, efficient, and daring, Julien has a pronounced taste for architecture, art, and classical music. This refined...
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Methodical, shrewd, and attentive, Alexandra has a background in luxury cars and set design for events. She is passionate about motorsports, travel, and skydiving. After four years with Espaces Atypiques Paris, she set off on our Lyonnais venture, and now supervises the franchise network.

Alexandra Hyron

Alexandra Hyron

Network Director
Methodical, shrewd, and attentive, Alexandra has a background in luxury cars and set design for events. She is...
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Starting his career in the equestrian world, Alexandre was first an instructor and then a manager of a horse riding centre. Life then led him into construction and traditional property, before he joined Espaces Atypiques. A demanding perfectionist, he is passionate about horse riding, sport, and history.

Alexandre Vanderme

Alexandre Vanderme

Director of Sales Network
Starting his career in the equestrian world, Alexandre was first an instructor and then a manager of a horse riding...
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Curieux, appliqué, amateurs d’arts et de belles choses, Frédéric développe ses talents de responsable administratif et comptable dans l’assurance puis dans l’édition de tissus d’ameublement haut de gamme.

Passionné de voyage, d’architecture et de littérature, c’est au sein de l’équipe d’Espaces Atypiques qu’il partage désormais son sens du service et sa rigueur. 

Fréderic Psalmon

Fréderic Psalmon

Administrative and accounting manager

Curieux, appliqué, amateurs d’arts et de belles choses, Frédéric développe ses...

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Upon completion of training in property and a degree in communications, Sophie joined Espaces Atypiques four years ago. Extremely diligent, she is a fluent user of modern communications techniques and social media. Where does she get her kicks? Sport, fashion, interiors and music. You’ll love her smile and sense of service.

 

Sophie Chevignac

Sophie Chevignac

Communications Manager
Upon completion of training in property and a degree in communications, Sophie joined Espaces Atypiques four years ago....
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Initially undertaking years of training in sales, Annabelle, wanted to change careers and made the move into communications. After adding a few rewarding roles in property to her CV, the opportunity to combine these two fields was too good to pass up. Dynamic and cheerful, she loves fashion, interiors, and design.

Annabelle Rappe

Annabelle Rappe

Communications Assistant
Initially undertaking years of training in sales, Annabelle, wanted to change careers and made the move into...
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With several years’ experience working for “traditional” estate agents, Séverine chose to practise her profession in the unique world of Espaces Atypiques Paris. She was looking for a place where she could flourish and advance within a dynamic, modern, and passionate team that nevertheless puts people first, and she found it. With a taste for the finer things in life and besotted with Paris, she has now been with Espaces Atypiques for two years. She is open-minded, great with people, and always happy to help, qualities which she shares with her colleagues and clients.

Séverine Mélinger

Séverine Mélinger

Sales Assistant
With several years’ experience working for “traditional” estate agents, Séverine chose to practise her profession...
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This former mechanic once dreamed of working as part of a solid, close-knit team, and hung up her tools to join a company where she feels truly useful. Passionate about art and design, she proved to be a natural addition to the team. Motivated, altruistic, and dynamic, Kathline provides vital support to the Espaces Atypiques team as it delivers all of your projects.

Kathline Morino

Kathline Morino

Group Assistant
This former mechanic once dreamed of working as part of a solid, close-knit team, and hung up her tools to join a...
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