out of sight of onlookers, in Neuilly-sur-Seine’s Sablons-Laffitte district
This mansion house is in the nicest district of Neuilly-sur-Seine, that of Sablons-Laffitte, barely 100 m from Boulogne Wood and right next to Acclimatation Gardens and the Louis-Vuitton Foundation. This district owes its name to the sandy plain on which it is laid out, long used as royal hunting grounds. It was also on this land that apothecary Antoine-Parmentier planted his first potato crops. Nowadays, the sector includes numerous shops and is home to Carreau-de-Neuilly covered market. The town has a large number of renowned schools. Just a stone’s throw from Les-Sablons (line 1) underground station and a 10-minute walk from that of Porte-Maillot.
The entire house features oak wood parquet flooring, laid in a variety of patterns. All the door and window frames are made of wood and the lights are LEDs. A video alarm system can be remote-controlled using a telephone. The gas-fired heating is run by a Frisquet boiler.
The mansion house
This L-shaped, 4-storey mansion house, concealed behind the facade of a building, the entrance to which is protected by an interphone security system, stands at the end of a paved courtyard. With its dressed stone facade and its zinc roof, it is part of a small, quiet co-owned property, immaculately kept by a couple of attentive caretakers. The porch, topped with a glass and wrought iron canopy, comprises several steps leading to the double carriage doors.
Double, arched, wooden, glass and wrought iron doors open into a large, bright entrance hall, with its herringbone and wickerwork pattern oak wood parquet flooring, laid in panels. Straight ahead, a majestic stairway goes upstairs. On the west side is a lounge, where sunlight floods in through two wide, basket-handle arched windows. It is followed by a vestibule, housing a cloakroom and a separate toilet. On the south side, a dining room is decorated with a great deal of moulding and enhanced with a marble fireplace, topped with a mirror. A small, ancillary kitchen comprises a refrigerator, a micro-wave oven and a wine cellar. All the rooms have light-coloured, oak wood parquet flooring laid in a herringbone pattern and ceilings more than 3 m high.
The main bedroom, in the west wing above the lounge, is illuminated via two windows. This room also includes two wardrobes, one taking up an entire wall and the other concealed behind an old door. On the left-hand side is a bathroom, with a window, a bath, a shower and a toilet. A second bedroom on the landing faces south. It adjoins a private shower room with a toilet. This level has parquet flooring, laid throughout in a strip pattern.
Above the main bedroom are two adjoining children’s bedrooms, which could possibly be transformed into one large room. There is another bedroom on the south side. This level is completed with a separate shower room, featuring a window. A trapdoor in the shower room ceiling conceals a stairway leading to 50 m² of attic space, converted into a storage area. This level has parquet flooring, laid throughout in a strip pattern.
The semi-underground garden level houses a vast, fully fitted kitchen under the dining room and the entrance hall. This room opens on to the garden; its layout somewhat reminiscent of London basements. The floor is covered with light-coloured oak wood parquet flooring, laid in a herringbone pattern. Running alongside the wall, a grey veined, white marble work surface incorporates a sink and a gas hob. A white Corian, central unit also includes a sink and storage space. Further on is an eating area with a table able to seat eight, a second Corian work surface and cupboards. At the end of the kitchen, a souvenir door from Rajasthan leads, on one side, to a laundry room and, on the other, to an independent studio flat with a shower room. This room could accommodate personnel or be used as a study or a music studio.
A wicket gate, topped with a jasmine-covered arch, opens off the carriage passageway into a 60 m² garden, behind which stands the mansion house. It is predominantly paved with slate. A large square, laid to lawn, provides a verdant touch. Along the enclosed walls are various species of trees, concealing residents from onlookers. The sun makes its way into these premises every day as of noon and stays until dusk.
This property, in a luxurious district where large families and celebrities have made their homes, stands on an exceptional site. Its immediate neighbour is no other than Boulogne Wood, famous for its verdant alleyways, its leisure activities and its absolute peace and quiet. Just a stone’s throw from public transport services and luxury company head offices, this mansion house stands out courtesy of the elegance of its tall facade and its private courtyard. Its majestic entrance augurs a sought-after interior. The renovation of the premises, demanding as regards the choice of materials and meticulous in its range of colours, enhances the subtlety of the period features, making them stand out even more. This home, ideal for a serene and discreet way of family life, is in a tasteful setting.
|Number of rooms||9|
|Number of bedrooms||6|
|Reception area||62 m2|
|Living space||250.28 m2|
|Surface Garden||60 m2|
|Number of lots||6|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||6000 €|
Théophraste Augé +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.