houses for sale - jouy-en-josas - near versailles

A 585 m², Modernist-style house, with 6,600 m² of parklands,
in Jouy-en-Josas near Versailles
Jouy-en-Josas, YVELINES paris 78350 FR


The town of Jouy-en-Josas, 4 km south of Versailles, is in the heart of the Bièvre Valley. Its stately homes were successively owned by wealthy families. Some even directly served the king, such as Antoine-d’Aquin, doctor to Louis XIV, or his grandson who served Louis XV. But it was, above all in 1760, the setting up of a factory producing Toile-de-Jouy, cotton cloth featuring exotic, coloured motifs, that the town became renowned throughout Europe and remains so today. Since the 19th century, it has been appreciated as a holiday haven in its verdant setting on the outskirts of Paris. It can be reached via the RER train line C, the station being just 3 minutes away from the house by car. The N118 and the A86 motorway can be quickly reached from the town. It is also home to the prestigious HEC school of commerce.


This Modernist-style house, nestling in 6,600 m² of parklands, overlooking the Bièvre Valley, was constructed to blend in with its surroundings, following the curves of the site as well as the lie of the land, and in keeping with a design resembling that of some houses built by Franck-Lloyd-Wright, using his theory of organic architecture. Its relationship with nature is permanent from the inside courtesy of the numerous openings which let copious amounts of light into the house, providing the feeling of living in the garden. Predominantly facing south, its spans 585 m² of living space comprising a 125 m² living room, with its open-plan kitchen, several lounges, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a patio, several terraces as well as several garages and sheltered parking spaces for 7 cars. This house has just been fully renovated.

The house

A driveway going up the hillside leads to the entrance to the house. Surrounded by trees and greenery, its facade walls feature either orangey-brown bricks or grey sprayed concrete. A course of large openings and windows elegantly adorn the property. A wide metal strip, like a stylish cornice, runs along the junction of the top of the wall with the flat roof, thus unifying the entire outside of the building. The house follows the lie of the land and although it comprises four levels, only two can be seen above ground level. In addition to its terraces on the garden level and the first floor, it has a patio with an outside courtyard included in the construction.

Ground floor
This floor has an area able to house three cars, garages for four vehicles and a storeroom, the landing of which provides access to the other levels in the house.
Garden level
The main entrance hall provides access to a vast, 125 m² living room that is almost entirely glazed. It opens on to a paved terrace looking out over the garden. The ceiling is 4.80 m high over part of the floor surface area; the first floor lounge is on a mezzanine just above. A wood and metal stairway, in the entrance hall, goes up to the floor above. On the left-hand side of the door is a cloakroom, opening on to the patio, as well as a toilet. The open-plan kitchen within this room has a closed storage area. On the left-hand side of the kitchen is a wide corridor, illuminated via the patio. It leads to a small lounge or study, to the boiler room and to a stairway that goes to the garages and to the other floors.
First floor
This level comprises a small and a large lounge which open, all on a level, on to a paved terrace and the garden. The large lounge is on a mezzanine above the living room on the garden level. It has its own terrace which is half covered. Along the patio is a bedroom, with a bathroom and a separate toilet.
Second floor
A corridor, illuminated by the course of windows, provides access to three bedrooms, each overlooking the upper level of the garden, as well as two bathrooms, with a shower, and a separate toilet.

The parklands

Once part of the Versailles forest estate, the parklands are set in the midst of a listed wooded area which constitutes an outstanding plant heritage. It is notably planted with evergreen oak, chestnut, maple, birch and acacia trees as well as several varieties of pine trees. A small pond, also listed, is home to a protected ecosystem.

Our opinion

With its immense living room, its multiple secondary areas, its wide corridors and its transparency between the inside and the garden, this construction has clearly been based on the creations of some of the 20th century’s greatest Modernist architects. The formal aesthetics are a kind of perfection. Functionality is not only a question of comfort, it is also the implementation of an interaction with nature just a stone’s throw from Versailles and Paris.

1 790 000 €
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Reference 997109

Number of rooms 7
Number of bedrooms 4
Land registry surface area 6599 m2
Living space585 m2

French Energy Performance Diagnosis


Caroline Caron de Panthou    +33 1 42 84 80 85



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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.

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