If you’re looking to buy a beautiful piece of architectural history, you’re in luck! A duplex apartment in the Unité d’Habitation – Le Corbusier’s iconic modernist housing block in Marseille – has just been put on the market for a cool $741,000. Currently listed by real-estate firm Architecture de Collection, the unit is approximately 1,500 square feet and built with the architect’s signature béton-brut concrete.
Le Corbusier‘s famous Marseille housing project was built between 1948 and 1952. Originally designed for 1,600 residents, it included retail space and a rooftop terrace. At the time, the building’s design was unique, and it had a major influence on cities that wished to address communal living issues. In fact, many still regard Unité d’Habitation as a revolutionary example of urban design where residents can live, shop, dine and relax without leaving the apartment complex.
Unité d’Habitation was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2016, which makes the available apartment that much more exciting. Easily recognizable for the different colors painted on the interiors of the apartment balconies, the building retains its original layout and béton-brut concrete exterior. Residents enjoy plenty of amenities, including a solarium, swimming pool, and on-site nursery school. The MAMO art gallery, located on the rooftop, has various exhibitions throughout the year.
The available duplex is about 1,500 square feet and features the original oak flooring and cabinetry. The living space is double height, with an abundance of natural light thanks to a completely transparent glass wall. The upper floor houses the five bedrooms, while the ground floor boasts a beautiful balcony that overlooks a public park—and, on a clear day, provides a view of the Mediterranean Sea.
You can view the property and its listing at Architecture de Collection.
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