A typical Briarde house, renovated according to good trade practices, and its forge,
in a quiet, unspoilt village near to Paris in the Seine-et-Marne department
Coulommiers, SEINE-ET-MARNE ile-de-france 77120 FR

Location

66 km from the French capital; 10 km from Coulommiers (train with links to Paris’ Gare-de-l’Est taking less than an hour); 5 km from Choisy-en-Brie (grocery).
A bus service provides links to Coulommiers train station.

Description

This house, typical of the Brie region, stands between the street and its landscaped garden. It spans three levels constructed over cellars. In addition to the garden, it has a small vegetable plot running the entire length of the building. It is extended by a meadow, classified as building land. Enclosed by walls and fencing, it comprises about half of the land and is currently home to several animals, hens, geese and goats.
One of the two entrances on the road side leads to the house, the other goes to the garden. The house, extended by a forge, also opens on to the garden.

The traditional, long farmhouse

This was once home to a blacksmith and farrier, handed down from father to son for four generations. A stone pool, still to be found in the garden, was used for cooling the horseshoes (tempered steel) prior to fitting.
The current, young owner is a descendent, but the forge adjoining the house is no longer in use.
An opening could possibly be made between the house and the forge in order to increase the living space.
The building, constructed in the 19th century by the great-grandfather, is typical of houses built in the Brie region. The facades feature exposed millstone grit and the roof is covered with tiles.
This house spans three levels, built over cellars. The forge spans but one level but has a very high ridge.


Ground floor
The entrance door opens into a superb room, laid out as a dining room and enhanced with a fireplace. The floor is tiled. It is followed by a lounge, decorated with wonderful, old terracotta floor tiles and a fireplace in good working order. This through room, with two French windows opening on to the garden and a window overlooking the street, is extremely bright. A storage room (once a shower) could be converted into a toilet. A kitchen, with a tiled floor, is fitted with an induction hob, a refrigerator, a micro-wave oven and a dishwasher.
First floor
A stairway goes up to a pinewood landing, with a storage cupboard. It provides access to two bedrooms, one with a view of the street and the other, the garden. A third through bedroom is set between them. The biggest of the three, it has a window overlooking the street and another the garden. This is the ideal layout for a parental suite, with an adjoining lounge and study or child’s bedroom. A corridor leads to a room in use as a laundry room, a bathroom, a fourth bedroom with a window overlooking the street (very quiet), a shower room and a toilet.
Top floor
This top floor, converted and insulated attic space, comprises a large, versatile room (games room, bedroom or other) with a sloping ceiling. The wooden flooring is painted and the room is illuminated via two large openings made in the roof. Another room is used for storage purposes.

Our opinion

There is no doubt that this house could represent a Parisian’s fantasy: its comfort means that it would be ideal as a permanent residence or a holiday home. Everything has been tastefully and soberly renovated. Furthermore, its internal layout is very functional, making it easy to move around. With a garden, not too small nor too big, it is possible to grow vegetables, keep a few hens or eat outside with family or friends. The building land is a very real asset.

350 000 € Negotiation fees included
336 000 € Fees excluded
4.17% TTC at the expense of the purchaser


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Reference 298244

Land registry surface area 1190 m2
Main building surface area 200 m2
Outbuilding surface area 45 m2
Number of bedrooms 4

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

Regional representative
Seine & Marne


Corinne Angeli +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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