Second Empire, Mansard-style mansion house in the centre of town, 19 miles south of Paris
In one of the French departments in the greater Paris area, it is already part of the countryside in a rural setting. In Seine & Marne, on the Val-de-Marne border, just 30 km (19 miles) south of Paris, in the centre of a large, dynamic town with all shops (including a shopping centre) and amenities. Paris via main roads or motorway and local roads in 30 minutes. Leisure and cultural activities and schools in the town. Golf courses and horse riding clubs nearby. Public transport: urban and interurban bus lines.
The Mansard-style residence dates from the end of the 19th century. The ground floor is slightly raised. Certain home comforts have recently been added.
The building is topped with a Mansard-style roof, zinc deck and slate roof break. The façade features three semi-circular, domed roof dormers; at the rear, in the middle, a large rectangular roof dormer with a curved eyebrow pediment, flanked by two semi-circular, domed roof dormers. All are covered with embossed zinc. The two side extensions of later construction have low, three-sloped zinc roofs. The outside walls are covered with a white rendering, decorated with mouldings. The quoins and window framing and the cornices are raised in the Napoleon III style. The old railings at the ground and first floor windows are made of cast iron. The facade features a central, horseshoe-shaped, stone stairway that leads up to the porch way, protected by a wonderful Victorian veranda containing the main entrance door. To the right, a stone service stairway provides direct access to the kitchen and to the left, on the gable wall is another stairway that leads directly to a room currently in use as an office.
To the rear, accessed directly from the large lounge or the dining room and the kitchen is a 30 m² (323 sq ft) flag-stoned terrace that gets the late afternoon sun. Surrounded by pear-shaped balusters, it overlooks the lawn that can be reached via six stone steps.
Approx. 250 m² (2,691 sq ft) of living space.
The floors on the ground floor are of parquet flooring, sandstone tiles (kitchen) or feature exotic wood parquet flooring (bathroom). A painted oak wood stairway with its cast iron railings, walnut banister and crystal knob on the newel post leads upstairs where the floors have parquet flooring (oak wood on the first floor and pitch-pine wood on the second). The bathrooms are tiled, some with marble.The layout has been changed on the ground floor in order to open up a large reception area, illuminated with through light.
Ground floor: Having the benefit of a double aspect and illumination via numerous picture windows, a large reception room with a period stone fireplace (Louis XV style) and adjoining on the right, a dining room with a white marble fireplace (Napoleon III period and Louis XV style).
All of which overlook the terrace and the garden at the back of the building. At the end are a large, contemporary kitchen with a service door communicating with the dining room and a large dressing room that overlooks the facade and which contains the door to the basement. To the left, a study (or bedroom), a shower room, a separate toilet and wash-hand basin. The stairwell is in the centre.
First floor: A landing illuminated by a window, to the left, a large bedroom, a bathroom and a separate toilet; to the right, another bedroom and a linen/dressing room.
Second floor: Very slightly sloping ceilings: a landing that is also illuminated by a window; to the left, a bedroom, a shower room and a separate toilet; to the right, two bedrooms.Full basement: A lounge/games room, converted wine cellar, machine room, laundry room, workshop and various storerooms.
A large, 120 m² (1,292 sq ft) farm shed topped with a slate roof (most probably a former barn) closed on two sides and having a very high ridge.
2,200 m² (0.54 acres) of landscaped land with flower beds, lawn and various species of trees: chestnut, laurel, rose azalea, aucuba, boxwood, roses and various conifers This immaculately kept property is fully enclosed by walls.
Built in the middle of its parklands completely unoverlooked in the clement season, this residence is not lacking in charm or style.
Vast reception rooms, a large convivial kitchen, five bedrooms, three bathrooms…all the elements of well-being are united for a large family or those who like to have a lot of space.
This mansion house, in the town centre, and there where there is a feeling of security, ideal for use as a professional office at home, is located just a stone’s throw from the shops and the market and yet, the surrounding countryside is very near.
A small budget is required for carrying out a few interior decoration works upstairs and minor works on the external rendering to ensure the property is at its best which is no more than it deserves.
Large comfortable middle-class house with undeniable elegance, possibly one of the most beautiful in the neighbourhood.
997 500 €
Our fees are included in the stated sale price.
|Land registry surface area||2,200 m² (0.54 acres)|
|Main building surface area||250 m² (2,691 sq ft)|
J-Jacques Morize Del Devèze       +33 (0)6 09 75 85 85
NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.