If you are a fan of Patricia Wells, or if you have one of her many cookbooks on your shelves, then maybe you’ve dreamed of being able to cook like her, to host delicious dinner parties at your own place in Paris, to live the life that she so vividly evokes in her guides to food and life in the capital. Well if that’s the case, then here is some very exciting news! The studio that Patricia has used for the last twenty years to host her Parisian cooking school has just gone up for sale!
The studio is on a second floor apartment on the beautiful rue Jacob in the 6th arrondissement. This is the part of Paris that Patricia and her husband have called home for many years, and when she welcomes her guests to her cooking school, she loves to show them around this fashionable area on the left bank of the Seine river.
The studio comprises a kitchen, a dining room that can seat eight people and what is currently a living room and office space. There is also a bathroom, so the property could easily be used as a pied à terre apartment. Patricia designed the kitchen to be practical if she cooks alone, but big enough to hold eight people when she hosts her classes.
In the kitchen there is a La Cornue stove with 5 gas burners and a gas grill, as well as a gas and an electric oven. There is also a large warming drawer for warming plates and keeping food warm.
Patricia is selling because she wants to move the cooking ateliers to a different location not far away. She explained to me that she’ll be leaving the kitchen and dining area with any fitted furniture, including the beautiful glass fronted dresser in the dining room which is actually made from former café doors dating from the 1890’s.
In the kitchen the drawers and cupboard doors were bought in the Paris flea market. Like so many of us, Patricia loves to visit the flea markets in Paris and in the south of France, and the shutters in her living room came from an antique dealer in Provence, and the flooring throughout the studio is old ‘tomette’ terracotta tiles.
If you would like more information about the apartment, or arrange a viewing, get in touch with my friends at ABKasha, and they’ll be happy to help.
And if you are the lucky new owners of Patricia’s property, be sure to let us know if you feel inspired to cook!