Type of property Flat
Area 117 m2
Room(s) 3
Exterior Terrasse
Current Modern
Condition To live in
Reference OP1060

Its southern light
Its original elements
The volumes of the living space


Architecture from the 1950s, this building by architect Fernand Pouillon, located a stone's throw from the Old Port, houses on its 4th floor with elevator a superb 117 m2 apartment with incredible charm, and its 9 m2 loggia.

Highlighted by its owners, the apartment has been sublimated by a purist reinterpretation which has been able to enhance the original materials such as the mosaic oak parquet, the tiling typical of Pouillon buildings or the slate fireplace. In a mix of antique furniture and more contemporary elements, the decoration completes the style of the apartment and immerses it in a warm atmosphere.
Past the entrance, the vast living space is bathed in warm southern light, thanks to the sequence of its openings. The room is extended by a pleasant loggia at all times, dressed in original tiles and white walls. Separate, the vintage-style kitchen is adorned with a bright terracotta and extends into a second loggia serving as a laundry room. On the night side, three bedrooms share a bathroom clad in cement tile-like tiling. Plenty of storage space and a cellar complete this property.
Design and pleasant to live in.

Designed by the architect Fernand Pouillon as part of the post-war reconstruction, the 42-66 Quai du Port buildings in Marseille are now listed as Historic Monuments.

Built in two rows and completed in 1954, the buildings have a clear architectural unity. Their simplistic geometric architecture is punctuated by a façade alternating loggias with terracotta clerestories, smooth stonework and coffered ceilings.

Those located on the seafront house a covered gallery under arcades on the ground floor, housing shops, bars and restaurants, facing the Old Port.

Framing the Town Hall, these buildings have become major personalities of the Old Port.

Fernand Pouillon

Born in 1912 and died in 1986, the French architect and urban planner Fernand Pouillon was one of the great builders of the post-war period. A precursor of the concept of sustainable development, he took care on each of his building sites to use local craftsmen, collaborating with sculptors, ceramists and landscape architects. His creations are adorned with sustainable materials and respect the natural landscape. In 1945, he participated in the reconstruction of the Old Port of Marseille and built many buildings on the Quai du Port in the city, one of which is classified as a historical monument. Thirty-eight of his buildings have been classified as 20th century heritage - 18 in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. Forced into exile for the last years of his career, he worked on numerous projects in Algeria, notably hotel and tourist projects.

'Difficulty is one of the surest elements of beauty.'