Réaliser un rêve

abkasha1Anyone who knows me personally or through this blog knows that I long for my own Paris apartment. The logistics of finding, buying, and renovating one are rather daunting, however (not to mention the 2 or 3 million euros required for the transaction!). France is notorious for procedural red-tape and I wouldn’t even know where to begin to look for someone who knows how to restore a tile floor or wooden paneling.

a+b kasha2This is where a+b kasha comes in. This Parisian company finds Rive Gauche apartments in disrepair, totally refurbishes them, and then hands you the keys. What could be simpler? I think my favorite one is the 2.5 million euro, 2-bedroom apartment on rue de Beaune. The parquet de Versailles floors and oak paneling in the living room are stunning and the kitchen and bathrooms are the perfect blend of modern and traditional. As in all rehabs, what isn’t seen is just as important as the beautiful finishes: soundproofing, air conditioning, new windows, and modern wiring will make your new home as functional as it is beautiful.

a+b kasha3You must check out their before and after photos to see how they bring a totally fresh eye to ugly and awkward spaces. And what was a toilet doing in the middle of that room? They’ll even take care cleaning the apartment and getting it ready for your arrival if you only use your apartment occasionally. If you’re more in the market for inspiration than an apartment, check out their blog Rive Gauche Rehab.  You can see each step in the transformation of their latest project and marvel at the meticulous details.

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The phrase réaliser un rêve (ray-al-e-zay uhn rev) means “to make a dream come true.” a+b kasha can make your dreams – and mine – of the perfect Paris apartment come true. So please don’t buy that rue de Beaune apartment before I can.

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About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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  1. Pingback: Today on the blog One quality, The finest » Rive Gauche Rehab

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