character houses for sale luzarches - chantilly in france

A small, 19th century manor house, with 5 ha of parklands,
in the centre of Luzarches, a little town in the Oise-Pays-de-France Regional Nature Park
Luzarches, VAL-D'OISE ile-de-france 95270 FR


This property, in the French department of Val d'Oise, 35 km from Paris (50 minutes by train) and 9 km from Chantilly, stands in the midst of the little town of Luzarches which is part of the Oise-Pays-de-France Regional Nature Park.


Gates open on to a tree-lined, gravel alleyway which leads to a majestic and unusual residence, dating from the 19th century, surrounded by almost 5 ha of parklands. Designed by the architect Chabat who greatly favoured brick constructions, this residence spans three levels. It is entered via a wide flight of curved steps.
In addition to a vast meadow, the parklands enclose outbuildings such as a caretaker’s cottage, a garage and a woodshed.

The main residence

This property, constructed from brick, dressed stone and half-timbering, is covered with several slate roofs. A tower stands out from the main building, bestowing the residence with the status of a manor house. The floor-to-ceiling windows on the ground floor let copious amounts of light into the house all day long. Two flights of stone steps provide access into the house or out into the garden. The alternate use of brick and stone on the first two levels has created geometric motifs.

Ground floor
A flight of curved steps leads up into the entrance hall and then to the interior stairway as well as the reception rooms. The cement floor tiles have been preserved. The lower section of the walls is decorated with wooden moulding. In a small lounge, large windows opening on to the garden are enhanced with wrought iron railings featuring rose patterns. This room still has its superb parquet flooring, featuring inlaid marquetry, a coffered ceiling and a marble fireplace, topped with a gilt mirror. Double, sliding pocket doors, almost 3 m tall, open into a large, extremely bright lounge, looking directly out on to the garden. This room is a continuation of the previous one and still has all of its period character.
First floor
The full length of the stairway in the tower is visible and illuminated by openings set at 180°. A corridor on the first floor provides access to three bedrooms, a toilet and a bathroom. This level still has its original pinewood parquet flooring throughout. Each bedroom has two windows with railings. One of them is made even larger by a stone balcony which faces a majestic sequoia, enhancing the garden.
The bathroom is illuminated by natural light and features period cement tiles.

Second floor
The second floor corridor provides access to two bedrooms, a toilet and, via a stairway, to two small towers.
The large bedroom has its own toilet with a wash-hand basin and a French window featuring painted wooden railings. The stairway going up under the rafters leads to two identical, curved rooms, illuminated by three bull’s eye windows.

Garden level
A stone stairway leads down from the entrance hall to the kitchen. This room has been designed to include an eating area. It provides access to a laundry room, a boiler room and a vaulted cellar. Featuring grey and flowery cement floor tiles, it is illuminated via small windows.
The garden
The original owners used to leave their ponies to graze in this garden. A majestic sequoia, with a highly unusual shape, can be seen in the distance. Its history would make interesting reading. This is just one of many trees, some of which are over a hundred years old and of noble species such as the oak.
A caretaker’s cottage, constructed from brick and stone and topped with a slate roof stands at the entrance to the property. This building awaits renovation works as it has been neglected for several years. It spans three rooms and still has its cement floor tiles.
A garage, concealed behind the trees and reached via the main alleyway, was constructed more recently.

Our opinion

The architect made equal and successful use of the Renaissance and the Anglo-Norman styles. Elegant and surprising, this delightful residence is counted as a manor house because of the polygonal tower topping its entrance. The roofs adjoin one another at varying heights and the chimney stacks are grouped together to form an additional vertical feature. The beauty of the construction is immediately obvious. Inside, the rooms exude a pleasant, middle-class soberness which is strengthened by the fact that several are still in their original condition. Such a residence just 45 km from Paris, with its mosaic and cement floor tiles as well as its wrought iron railings, can but appeal.

1 500 000 €
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Reference 336381

Land registry surface area 49 ha 93 a 55 ca
Main building surface area 250 m2
Outbuilding surface area 60 m2

Regional representative

Elodie Couppé       +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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