Apartment with a balcony

Buying an apartment with a balcony

Perhaps, like Juliet, you dream of counting the stars from your balcony? Or even cultivating a few basil plants? For you, an apartment with a balcony isn’t just a bonus… it’s a must-have !

A balcony is a structure projecting from a building façade. Unlike a terrace, which is built on a solid surface, a balcony is suspended above the street level below and surrounded by a balustrade. Its architectural history dates back several centuries. Derived from the German word balk meaning ‘beam’, the term balcony was first used in 1623 by the Mercure français to describe a kind of “window that projects outwards in the form of an overhang”. We then come across them in general – and even château – architecture and from the 17th century onwards!

It was in 1869 that Édouard Manet produced his famous painting The Balcony. Behind the green balustrade, the first thing we notice is the face of Berthe Morisot, seated in the foreground and gazing at the world below. And on our balconies, we really do have the world at our feet!

From corbelled to continuous, bow window or loggia, balconies come in many different shapes and sizes. They may have a glass roof, extend along the full width of the building, be just big enough for a table and two chairs, or provide enough space to create a mini-garden! The type of balcony will depend on the architectural style of the building.

An apartment with a balcony: a window to the sky !

While balconies are obviously commonplace on the second and fifth floors of Haussmann-style buildings, they are also frequent features on many newer buildings constructed from the 1970s onwards.
In Paris, it’s the double-digit arrondissements that have the most balconies! But wherever you go in France, the balcony (and its larger sibling, the terrace) increases property values, and therefore selling prices. No matter how small, every outdoor space has its benefits, and its monetary value often increases the higher up the building you go.

That’s because if you have a fifth-floor apartment with a balcony, you can be pretty certain that it will be quiet, sunny and even private. What more could you ask for ?

#Apartment with a balcony by Espaces Atypiques
Agency Val-de-Marne
LE PERREUX SUR MARNE 94170 58.8 SQM 339 000 €
Agency Paris – Ouest
PARIS 75001 74 SQM 1 199 000 €
Agency Carcassonne – Perpignan
LE BARCARES 66420 25.9 SQM 98 000 €
Agency Paris – Rive gauche
PARIS 75013 90 SQM 760 000 €
Agency Bordeaux
BORDEAUX 33000 #Appartement de caractère 190 SQM 940 000 €
Agency Grenoble
GRENOBLE 38000 135 SQM
Agency Hauts-de-Seine
NEUILLY SUR SEINE 92200 31 SQM 365 000 €
Agency Val-de-Marne
LE PERREUX SUR MARNE 94170 #Apartment with a balcony 94 SQM 545 000 €
Agency Tours
Agency Rouen – Le Havre
SAINT VALERY EN CAUX 76460 56 SQM 169 000 €
Agency Hauts-de-Seine
COURBEVOIE 92400 67 SQM 495 000 €
Agency Paris – Ouest
PARIS 75018 128 SQM 1 248 000 €
Agency Paris – Ouest
PARIS 75018 50 SQM 540 000 €
Agency Nîmes
UZES 30700 113 SQM 635 000 €
Agency Alsace
COLMAR 68000 100 SQM 300 000 €
Agency Seine-Saint-Denis
LE BLANC MESNIL 93150 69 SQM 260 000 €
Agency Rouen - Le Havre

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