a 200 m² family home and its garden
The origin of the town’s name is said to come from the fact that its first inhabitants settled at the confluence of the rivers Marne and Seine and that, over time, the market town became known as “Les Maisons” (the houses). The second part of the name appeared in the 14th century in the form of “Hareford”; it comes from a hamlet of the town which, in the 12th century, was an estate of Peter of Aigueblanche, Bishop of Hereford. In the late 17th century, Maisons and its hamlet Alfort were joined under the name of Maisons-Alfort. This town is in the French department of Val-de-Marne, in the south-eastern suburbs of Paris, just 3 km from the French capital. On the south bank of the river Marne, it is very easy to reach.
7 minutes away from the house is a train station on line 8 of the underground as well as RER train line D which provides 20-minute links to the French capital. Vincennes, with its wood and its castle, is but a 10-minute bike ride away. Schools, shops and markets are just a few minutes from the house.
A garage and a cellar complete this property.
This house was constructed in the 19th century on a 588 m² plot. It is one of the oldest residences in Maisons-Alfort. Standing in a highly privileged location in the midst of the town, it has a 350 m² unoverlooked garden. Space constraints linked to the limited size of the town centre plot meant that the house was built as tall as possible in order to gain a maximum of living space. The sober architecture includes rectangular facades as well as regular-shaped openings, all with plain, refined lines. Its silhouette dominates the district from behind its verdant wall and is in perfect harmony with Hannetons Park opposite.
With its own entrance, this level can be completely independent from the rest of the house. The space is taken up by a vast 44 m² room, with an opening on to the garden. A kitchen area and a toilet have been installed.
This room could be linked to the ground floor through the creation of a stairwell and an indoor stairway. The room has been completely redecorated using fashionable colours and materials.
A flight of stone steps under a glass canopy, a 19th century architectural code, leads to an oak wood door. The latter opens into a vast, 43 m², extremely sober reception room, laid out in an L-shape.
It is extended by an open-plan, fully fitted kitchen.
Three windows illuminate the east-west facing room which also features a marble fireplace and old, strip pattern, oak wood parquet flooring.
The entire house looks out over the garden.
This level is reached via a winding wooden stairway. It leads to a landing with access to a bright bathroom, featuring a French window that illuminates the room with a view over Hannetons Park.
The timeless materials include light-coloured stoneware wall tiles and light-coloured oak wood parquet flooring. A first, 27 m² bedroom is illuminated via two large windows, overlooking the east-west facing garden. Plain and sober lines, with a high ceiling and light-coloured parquet flooring give a somewhat contemporary air.
A second bedroom of about the same size is illuminated via three windows. With its pleasant colours and its exotic furniture, this bedroom is an invitation to travel. An adjoining, 8m² room is currently used as a dressing room, but could easily be transformed into a third bedroom.
A 28 m² dwelling adjoins the house. It is separated from the stairway landing via a partition wall which could be taken down.
This studio flat comprises a living room with a fitted kitchen area, a shower room with a toilet and a bedroom.
Spanning a surface area of 350 m², this verdant haven is in perfect harmony with Hannetons Park. Its east-west aspect means that light is omnipresent.
Heavily wooded, it is out of sight of the street. Planted with miscellaneous species and featuring a wooden Indonesian-style hut, the garden is steeped in a very exotic atmosphere, ideal for recharging one’s batteries on the outskirts of the French capital.
Ideally located in Maisons-Alfort, this residence has the advantage of accumulating the dynamism of Parisian life with the advantages of a more peaceful life, thus forming a delightfully balanced way of living. This property, with its unusual layout, has many assets including a spacious living area, an almost irresistible garden, a good aspect and is out of sight of onlookers, all in the centre of town.
|Number of rooms||4|
|Number of bedrooms||2|
|Possible number of bedrooms||6|
|Land registry surface area||588 m2|
|Reception area||43 m2|
|Living space||195 m2|
|Surface Garage 1||20 m2|
Isabelle Capmas       +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.