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Palais Baréty: refinement and heritage in the Carré d'Or in Nice

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Palais Baréty: refinement and heritage in the Carré d'Or in Nice

Between the beaches of the Promenade des Anglais and the stores of Avenue Jean Médecin, the Carré d'Or district is like Nice: eclectic. At once residential, touristic, and commercial, this district gathers prestigious brands, charming and varied restaurants and magnificent Belle Epoque buildings along quiet streets punctuated by numerous green spaces.

In its heart, a few steps from the luxury real estate agency Côte d'Azur Sotheby's International Realty, stands the Palais Baréty. Historic building of renown, it is the subject of a development and a transformation to accommodate very high standing housing.

Your real estate experts Côte d'Azur Sotheby's International Realty - 5 rue Longchamp in Nice - are proud to present this new achievement.

Contact us for more information.

The construction of the Palais Baréty

This imposing residence in Nice was built in 1898 by the architect Lucien Barbet at the request of Doctor Alexandre Barety, who gave his name to the Palace.

Doctor Baréty was the founder and first president of the Acadèmia Nissarda, created on May 19, 1904, alongside Henri Sappia, the creator of the Nice Historique magazine. The ambition of this Academy is to promote and protect the traditions of the Nice region.

Originally from Puget Thénier, he is the first name in a long line of Barétys who will mark the city of Nice, like his grandson Jean-Paul Baréty, Mayor of Nice and Deputy of the Alpes-Maritimes in the 1990s.

Lucien Barbet, for his part, was specially requested by the doctor who had been able to admire his architectural work on the redevelopment of the Alpes Maritimes prefecture, in the center of Nice, in 1892.

The Palace is located at n°31 rue du Maréchal-Joffre (at the time of construction this street was called rue Cotta), in the heart of the Golden Square, facing the Parc Jean Moréno and a few blocks from the Palais de la Méditerranée and the Promenade des Anglais.

Belle Epoque architecture and atypical elements

This building displays the traditional codes of Belle Époque architecture, and yet it displays some original features. In spite of an apparently austere facade, it presents some original and elaborate decorative elements. For example, the entire top floor balcony is supported by imposing ox heads, an unexpected architectural detail.

These bovine heads are the subject of a restoration in 2016 by Philippe Bertone, head of Ateliers du Paysage, an architectural firm specializing in the old and rehabilitation techniques. They won the Geste d'Or award, a professional tribute dedicated to project management, for their work on the façade of the Palais Baréty.

The large bow windows overlooking the 1,100m² garden that houses the Palace add an extra charm to the building.

Typical of the Belle Époque, this residence blends in perfectly with the architectural landscape of its neighborhood in Nice, and indeed of all the coastal towns on the French Riviera. The charm of its parquet floors, fireplaces and period ceiling will be preserved in the rehabilitation project.

The Palace in history

The building has been listed as a Historic Monument since 1994. It is now at the center of a large-scale rehabilitation project with the aim of restoring it to its former glory and turning it into a high-class living space in the heart of Nice.

A rehabilitation under the sign of refinement and heritage

The Palais Baréty real estate project

The project consists of dividing the Palais into 29 apartments ranging from T1 to T5 with high-end services while respecting the authenticity of the building. We are talking here about a rehabilitation project, so all the historical character and the charm of the old will be preserved and enhanced. The idea is to bring together materials at the cutting edge of luxury and modernity in a place steeped in history. The essence of the project is to offer a contemporary place of residence, anchored in the real estate heritage of Nice. Among the future occupants of the Palais, those on the top floor will be able to enjoy private rooftops that rival those of the area's luxury hotels. From the top, they will enjoy a breathtaking and panoramic view of Nice, the Mediterranean Sea and the first snow-capped peaks of the Alps to the north of the city.


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A renowned architect at the head of the project

At the head of this large-scale architectural project is the architectural firm of Jean-Paul Gomis. Well-known in the Nice region, this office is notably responsible for the construction of the IAE in Nice and numerous new real estate projects, as well as the rehabilitation of the Maeterlinck Palace and the Matisse Museum in Vence.

Specialized in public buildings, they are however open to private orders and the project of the Palais Baréty is the perfect example of the alliance of these two domains: a private building with public stakes through its qualification to national buildings.

The laws relating to the purchase of Historic Buildings or Malraux allow future owners to benefit from significant tax advantages. The purchase of a property within the Palais Baréty opens the possibility to the purchaser to benefit from these devices.

Our real estate agents, experts in this type of high standing historical property, will be able to advise you and guide you in your purchase projects.

Please contact them to discuss your needs or to schedule a visit to the agency at 5 rue Longchamp at the following address:

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