Just like a loft, a duplex, or split-level apartment, rejects conventions and subscribes to an original lifestyle. The dream properties in our selection are real gems offering generous surface areas and highly appealing features.

In the Iéna-George V neighbourhood, on the top two floors of a prestigious building with a concierge and lift, this luxurious split-level apartment, like a house on the roof, enjoys magnificent views of Paris. Its living space of 283 m2 is comprised of a majestic entrance hall leading to a triple reception room giving onto a wide balcony, a kitchen/dining-room also with a balcony, and 5 bedrooms including a master suite and a family room. Three maid’s rooms, 3 cellars and a parking place close by complete the property. 6.450.000 €. Propriétés Parisiennes Sotheby’s IR Paris 8 (01 44 94 99 80)

A short walk to Place de l’Europe in the 8th arrondissement, on the top two floors of a magnificent freestone building with lift, this beautiful duplex of 191 m2 basks in total peace and quiet, with nothing opposite. It is comprised of a vast reception room with an open kitchen, a study area on the mezzanine, and 5 bedrooms. 2.620.000 €. Villaret Immobilier Marais (01 42 78 17 20)

Cave. In an 18th-century building at the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, this charming split-level apartment of 180 m2 benefits from a private entrance and faces in four directions. It is comprised of an entrance hall with fitted bookcases and a discreet staircase, a large through lounge with a ceiling 5 metres high, a kitchen, study, 2 bedrooms and 2 walk-in closets. Cellar. 3.649.000 €. Philippe Menager & Nicolas Hug (01 53 10 22 60).

A stone’s throw from Avenue George V, on the top two floors of a handsome old building, this tastefully renovated duplex of 234 m2 offers a high-level living-room, a large kitchen/dining-room, and 5 bedrooms including a Master. Cellar. Sold furnished. 4 935 000 €. Emile Garcin Paris rive droite (01 58 12 02 02).