Friday, September 14, 2012

Immeuble - 9 rue Murillo



Is the awning by Hector Guimard?

That was my original question when I lifed my camera for a shot.  In the subsequent months I have found that the awning is but a part of this amazing residence designed in 1870 by the architect Gustave Clausse.  The rez-de-chaussée et le premier étage (ground floor and the next floor) were built in stone and the three upper floors in patterned brick.  Above the awning you can see the arched windows decorated with polychrome ceramics. 

So, is it a Guimard?  Honestly, I do not know.  Most of Guimard's Paris work was started about 10 years after this building was completed.  There are more secrets about this residence, and I will share a special one with you another time.



Residence
9, rue Murillo
75008, Paris

For more reflections go to James' Weekend Reflection

21 comments:

Randy said...

Beautiful place. I really like the wood work.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Simply breathtaking Genie.
I love the arched windows and the ceramic work.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Penny

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful residence indeed and I love the detail and the ceramics! A terrific capture, Genie! I look forward to learning the special secret! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Enjoy!

Hugs
Sylvia

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
What a fascinating and very attractive building and we should, indeed, be very keen to see more of it at some point if that is possible. The ironwork of the awning is particularly fine and appears to have survived the years in tact and to its original design.

Friday today so, kellemes hétvégét!!

Vreni said...

Oh, I know this building! In July I have taken a photo of its facade. There have been some works going on inside the building...

Negi said...

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Janey and Co. said...

Keeping that wood so perfect for so many decades...must be a full time job! Beautiful. Can't wait to see more..

'Tsuki said...

C'est une des choses que j'aimais le plus lorsque je me promenais à Paris : entrer dans les cours d'immeubles, et admirer les secrets architecturaux parfaitement insoupçonnables depuis la rue...

Très belle photo, Genie.

Nefertiti said...

superbe vraiment,merci d avoir mit la lumiere sur ce batiment

Kristie Franklin said...

Absolutely stunning residence! Love the wood shutters and doors.

Have a great weekend Genie! :)

Starman said...

I could live there!

Alexa said...

We posted a similar reflection today, Genie—but you've added a beautiful building and interesting info. I'm curious to hear the "special secret." Bon weekend, ma chère!

James said...

What a beautiful building! Great reflection too! I'm chomping at the bit to go to Paris but my next trip is a long way off.

M said...

Let's put our funds together and purchase this lovely residence :). Bon weekend!

This is Belgium said...

We have some similar treasures here, should go out and hunt them down
would be nice to live there, even for a while !
bon weekend, mon amie

Clytie said...

Beautiful. The architecture is stunning and the reflections are too!

Jack said...

I occasionally buy a lottery ticket and spend time fantasizing about which Parisian house I would buy with the proceeds. This one might go near the top of my fantasy list.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Oh Vreni, if only I could go inside!

Yes, Jack, this would be a great choice and I believe that there is a garden beyond.

Alexa, car windows are great for reflecting and I did not even realize that I had the second residence until I reviewed my photos.

As wonderful as the internet is for research, it helps if you can read French to uncover mysteries. I am sure that there is no mystery to those living here, but it is to most of the rest of the world.

Enjoy your weekend!

Bises,
Genie

Mary said...

Exquisite! Everything about it. I want to go beyond those doors. :)

Harriet said...

What a great find. I'm counting down the days until take off!

Peter Olson said...

No Guimard here I believe. I'm looking forward to your new secret... slightly to the left of this picture if I may guess! :-)