The talent-crazy couple behind Casamidy, Anne-Marie Midy and Jorge Almada, rent out their Paris apartment when they’re not using it (which is fairly regularly right now, since they’re currently living in Brussels). Like Casamidy’s beautiful furniture and decorative objects, which draw on traditional, artisan methods like sculpted iron, hammered tin and whip-stitched leather, their apartment is a striking blend of history and modern edge. And the vignettes! It’s like the real-life version of hanging out in the pages of a World of Interiors spread.
Located in Hotel d’ Hallywyl, which is the last Hotel Particulier built in the Marias before the revolution, the stone building was designed by Claude-Nicolas Ledoux (the architect of Louis XVI) in 1760. Trivia: Madame de Stahl was born there and it was the residence of Necker the finance minister to Louis XVI. “We call it ‘the boat’ because of all the skylights and its inverted hull form,” says Anne-Marie, who loves the top-floor view. “It has a great little terrace, which seems to float above the zinc rooftops.”
$1,850 per week. You can see the top of the Pompidou from the building. Rent it at almidi.com or email Anne-Marie: firstname.lastname@example.org.