An artist’s studio rehabilitated into an original, 82 m² flat, in old farm buildings,
in the Fourqueux district of Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Saint-Germain-en-Laye, YVELINES paris 78100 FR


The district of Fourqueux in Saint-Germain-en-Laye owes its names to the word “filcusas”, Latin for the ferns that covered the ground in the forests on this land in the Middle-Ages. Hunting grounds, then the property of Louis XIII who gave it to his doctor, Charles-Bouvard. In 1836, Victor-Hugo decided to live here. His daughter, Léopoldine, held her communion in the Sainte-Croix church, derived from the chapel founded by Queen Clotilde in the 7th century. Long fertile farmland, the town progressively developed, attracting many expatriates when the International Lycée was created in 1952.


In Saint-Germain-en-Laye, just a stone’s throw from Marly-le-Roi’s 2,000 ha national forest, this flat is in the midst of the old Fourqueux district, with its Romanesque church. Near to the shops, less than a 10-minute bike ride or a 5-minute car journey from the International Lycée, just a few minutes’ walk from Fourqueux’s Golf and Country Club. 15 minutes’ walk from Mareil-Marly or Saint-Germain-en-Laye-Bel-Air (Line L - Saint-Lazare in 50 minutes) train stations. A bus goes to Saint-Germain-en-Laye town centre and an RER line A train station. This link will be provided by a tramway in 2020.
Set in old farm buildings, constructed around an 855 m², communal, wooded courtyard, this flat, with its own entrance, spans 82.67 m² (64.50 m² when measured in accordance with the French Carrez law). A stairway leads upstairs to a large room, with a kitchen area, a lounge, with a fireplace, a bathroom, with a toilet, a storage room (or a small study) as well as two bedrooms. This bright, quiet flat has been completely renovated as new by an architect who has managed to enhance the old, oak wood roofing framework and the beauty of the original materials (terracotta floor tiles and parquet flooring). It has high ceilings, unusual shaped rooms, double glazing, indoor wooden shutters redone as new as well as a modern bookshelf unit and numerous built-in cupboards.
It is possible to park in the courtyard and to take advantage of the exterior communal areas.
There are no communal fees.

The flat

This flat is entered via a communal courtyard. A stairway leading upstairs has been completely redesigned by the architect who rehabilitated these premises. Solid wooden steps, creative lighting and a graphite wall set the tone, with a welcoming atmosphere, the enhancement of the old and a touch of modernity. The stairway railings which delimit the first room form a sombre, discreet wooden bookshelf unit, the exotic wood handrail of which reflects the warm hues of the parquet flooring. The rooms, featuring the exposed roofing framework, are enhanced by the copious amounts of light flooding in through the double aspect windows. A partition, featuring a rectangular opening, delimits a colourful, built-in kitchen. Two steps go to a corridor which leads, on one side, to a bathroom, with a toilet, as well as to a laundry area. On the other side is a storeroom which could become a study. The corridor opens into a lounge, the floor of which is covered with old terracotta tiles. The spectacular, old, oak wood roofing framework probably dates from the 18th century. It is enhanced by the soberness of its white walls as well as the light flooding in through its windows and its skylight. Wide, wrought beams blend with the plain lines of a wide, wooden fireplace. Alcoves hewn in the wall provide splashes of bright colour. A little step goes to two bedrooms, with old terracotta floor tiles. Solid wood, built-in cupboards reflect modern lines. Both bedrooms have an unobstructed view.

Our opinion

These premises exude charm. The charm of its setting, in the peace and quiet in the middle of an old village. The charm of the old and modern materials used for building it. And lastly, the charm of the overall layout, the designer of which has created a convivial, luminous home, steeped in its history and enhanced with a delicate touch of modernity as regards the unexpectedly spacious rooms. There is no doubt that new owners will find a feeling of peace and well-being in such an unspoilt setting on the outskirts of Paris.

350 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense

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Reference 722120

Possible number of bedrooms 3
Reception area40 m2
Living space79.5 m2
Number of rooms 4
Number of bedrooms 3

Number of lots 2
Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses 0 €

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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