on the edge of Louveciennes national forest in La-Celle-Saint-Cloud
The town of La-Celle-Saint-Cloud, in the French department of Yvelines, grew up from a small, medieval market town, which under Charlemagne comprised but 50 freed-slave houses and 5 slave houses, and the hamlet of Gressets. Nowadays, greatly expanded, it comprises 9 clearly defined districts. This property is set in the quiet Gressets district, in the immediate vicinity of Louveciennes national forest. The latter is a starting point for numerous hiking trails going through the woods. This house is just a 5-minute walk from Bougival train station, with its 15-minute links to La-Défense and its 30-minute links to Saint-Lazare. Easy access to the A86 and A13 motorways means that Paris can be reached quickly by car. The private Sainte-Marie school, under contract to the state, and the Lycée-Pierre-Corneille sixth form college, with its international sections, are but 10 minutes from the house.
This house, built in 1975, was designed by architect, Edmond-Peray. Spanning two levels, its facade is typical of modern architecture. Its combination of concrete and wood helps it to blend perfectly in with its surroundings.
A wide front door opens into a large entrance hall, flanked on the south side by reception rooms. On the right-hand side, a large lounge, with a fireplace, spans approx. 40 m². Its impressive south-facing windows take up one entire wall and open on to the garden, creating a luminous atmosphere. On the left-hand side, a dining room reflects similar hues and features. The fitted kitchen, reached via the entrance hall or the dining room, is big enough to include an eating area. A door provides access to the outside and the garage, making it easy to put shopping away. This kitchen is extended by a storeroom, now transformed into a laundry room. A hall area lined with numerous storage areas, on the right-hand side of the stairway, leads to a separate toilet, and, a little further on, to a ground floor bedroom and its bathroom. The reception room floors are covered with natural travertine stone.
The wide stairway and its smooth, white, concreate banister, goes upstairs. On the right-hand side of the landing, the parental suite, spanning almost 50 m², comprises a large bedroom and a study, overlooking the garden, a dressing room and a large bathroom. A hall area, on the left-hand side, leads to the three other bedrooms, the communal bathroom and a separate toilet. The particularity of the three south-facing bedrooms is that they open via wide French windows on to an outside balcony corridor, dominating the garden.
The central stairway also goes down to the lower level of the house. This is where the sixth bedroom is to be found: a spare room opening on to a sunken area, with its own shower room. Opposite, three cellars could be used as storage areas or be converted into a games or an exercise room. The last door opens into a boiler room, housing a recent, very efficient, de-Dietrich, gas-fired, condensing boiler.
The garden, extending over close to 1,000 m² in front of the house, is enhanced with a large variety of trees, shrubs and flowers that bloom in accordance with the seasons: oak and fir trees, rose beds, a Mexican orange tree, ferns, and a creeping pine.
Constructed from wood and concrete, this house, reminiscent of a perfectly geometric ship, stands amidst the trees, seeking to blend in with the landscape. Its refined lines, the slopes and curves of its roofs, its first-floor balcony corridor as well as its wide openings give this property a pleasant harmony. Furthermore, the residence was designed with this intention in mind. Here, the boundaries between the inside and the outside have been blurred. And yet, the architect took great care to preserve everyone’s privacy, whilst creating a convivial atmosphere. All can take tranquil refuge upstairs or get together in the lounge or the garden, in the shade of a tall oak tree on lazy afternoons.
1 380 000 € Negotiation fees included
1 326 923 € Fees excluded
4% TTC at the expense of the purchaser
|Number of rooms||10|
|Number of bedrooms||5|
|Possible number of bedrooms||6|
|Land registry surface area||1187 m2|
|Living space||260 m2|
|Surface Garage 1||30 m2|
|Surface Cellar||65 m2|
Alain Sander +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.