very near to Amboise, 220 km from Paris
In the Loire Valley, classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. 30 minutes from Tours, 10 minutes from Amboise and 4 minutes from the nearest shops. A train station, 3 km away, has links taking more than 2 hours to reach Paris-Austerlitz and 1⅔ hours to get to Paris-Montparnasse. Tours-Val-de-Loire airport, just 30 minutes away, has direct, regular flights to Marseille, London, Dublin, Marrakech and Porto.
This traditional, construction has a rectangular base. It comprises a partial basement and two floors. The main entrance on the north facade opens on to a mezzanine, the ground floor being down half a floor. Both main facades are enhanced with a central, slightly curved projection, featuring stripes and wide glazed windows, with rigorously square panes. The roof has two slopes in the central section of the building and is covered with slate; the pavilions on the east and west sides have terrace roofs.
The atrium, forming the centre of the house, is open on two levels. This one is laid out as a lounge with a fireplace. The west pavilion comprises two bedrooms, a shower room and a toilet, whilst the east pavilion includes a dining room and a kitchen, both opening on to the veranda and the terrace.
On the east side is a large bedroom with a bathroom and toilet. The west side houses two bedrooms and a shower room with a toilet.
The site and the view are but invitations to take flight, just as Leonard may have imagined for testing his flying machine. The architect, also a great observer of nature, created this original and unique house in his search to use and control space and light; both in perfect harmony one with the other.
|Land registry surface area||5400 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||5|
|Main building surface area||185 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||33 m2|
Marie-Antoinette de Groulard +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.