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Legendary designer Yves Saint Laurent's former home in Paris was listed last week by his partner Pierre Berge for €23.5 million (approximately $31.4 million, at current exchange rates). St. Laurent lived at rue de Babylone, in the 7th arrondissement from 1972 until his death in 2008.
The 5,600 sq. ft. south-facing duplex property is accessed by a private entrance, which opens onto a 4,700 sq. ft. garden. Nearly all windows showcase views of the private park to the south.
Ground floor: The hallway features a "cabinet of curiosities." There's a 750 sq. ft. salon-library with a fireplace and five French windows that open onto a terrace, which edges out onto the garden. A large bedroom on the ground floor, complete with dressing room, bathroom, oak paneling, and fireplace, opens onto the garden as well. Also situated on the ground floor are a professional kitchen and staff living room.
Second floor: The entrance hall features a black marble floor, the ceiling is gilded in gold leaf. The 750 sq. ft. great room boasts 12.5 ft.-high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling oak paneling, and five large windows overlooking the garden. The dining room, which also overlooks the garden, has a fireplace. There's a large master suite, overlooking the garden, with dressing room, bathroom, and fireplace. Two other bedrooms overlook the courtyard. One bathroom. The pantry with dumbwaiter, linen room, laundry room, and staff rooms are all on the second floor.
The property also includes wine storage cellars, two parking spaces, a 635 sq. ft. apartment on the top floor and two 130 sq. ft. maid's quarters.
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