in the midst of the private Grandchamp estate on the heights of Le-Pecq
The town of Le-Pecq is to be found in one of the meanders of the river Seine, at the foot of Saint-Germain-en-Laye castle. The village of Aupec owed its development to the river Seine, winding its way past below. It became one of the free ports where materials required for constructing Versailles palace and merchandise intended for the court were unloaded. At the time of the Restauration period, Le-Pecq was a very busy merchant port and was chosen as the terminus for the first French railroad. The port is still active today courtesy of river tourism which continues to develop but there is no need of a boat to reach Paris as it takes only 20 minutes via the RER train line A or the nearby A13, A14 and A86 motorways. The Lycée-International-de Saint-Germain-en-Laye is 10 minutes away by car.
Steps lead from the alleyway going around the estate either to the garden or to the house, with its innovative and elegant architecture. A vast entrance hall leads to a kitchen opening on to a lounge and a dining room, followed by a terrace and a garden. The spaciousness of the vast, open-plan kitchen, lounge and dining room sets the tone. In this select setting, evenings can but be pleasant and convivial; the days filled with light and verdant surroundings.
This level, reserved for the children of the house comprises three bedrooms, two of which have study areas and shower rooms, as well as the possibility of creating a fourth bedroom. Spanning more than 40 m², a study and a projection room which is but waiting for the film to start. A small adjoining kitchen, an essential feature for preparing those refreshments and other treats not to be missed as part of the cinema-going ritual.
A large kitchen opens on to its own private terrace as well as into a dining room and a wonderfully sunny lounge. The kitchen was no doubt designed for experienced chefs and ever waits for them, with anticipation and delight. A few steps lead from there to the dining room, to the lounge, with its fireplace, or to the terrace, extended by the garden: an invitation to sunbathe, opening horizons in harmony with nature in all its states. A small bedroom, or study, as well as a guest toilet complete this floor.
The wide stairway goes up to the second floor intended for the owners of the house. Shades of warm colours pleasantly envelop the bedroom and its adjoining bathroom, ideal for a light bath.
These vast areas look out over the tops of the trees and the sky. They are extended by two terraces.
A laundry room, three storage rooms, a boiler room, a cellar and numerous cupboards are housed in the basement, in addition to a lock-up garage able to take four cars. Another two cars can be parked under shelter.
Great care and attention have been paid to the garden such that it is difficult to know whether it is the house or the garden that better enhances the other with its presence.
Somewhat perched, with superb views from its terraces, this house features open spaces and exudes a southern air. Inside? Outside? Interior? Exterior? These premises can but provide a verdant, peaceful lifestyle. The natural and raw materials of this space resound with the verdant surroundings. The openings were designed to enhance the magnificence of a landscaped garden and the many terraces, laid out such that residents are able to choose in accordance with the light at the time, the weather and, above all, the view as well as the general atmosphere reigning there. This convivial, cheerful residence is easy to live in. A family home, it is also a place where guests can be welcomed.
|Number of rooms||9|
|Number of bedrooms||5|
|Possible number of bedrooms||6|
|Land registry surface area||1145 m2|
|Living space||330 m2|
Nathalie Dubreuil       +33 1 42 84 80 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.