awaiting completion of their renovation, in the village of Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche
Ideally located between Versailles and Saint-Germain-en-Laye, the village of Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche is surrounded by farmland and bordered by Marly national forest. Internationally known courtesy of the prestigious Saint-Nom golf course, the town is composed of old houses in the middle of the village and more contemporary housing around its periphery. This property is just a 5-minute walk from the market place and its shops as well as infant and junior schools. The train station, a 5-minute car drive away in the forest, provides 30-minute links to La-Défense and 40-minute links to Saint-Lazare on line L and will soon be on line 13 of the tramway.
These premises are reached via a wide stone porchway, closed by double wooden doors. It opens into a garden courtyard, providing access to each of the buildings. The roofs are covered with flat tiles. There are several possible parking areas.
The “Duplex” house
So named because its main rooms are spread out over two levels, this house spans a surface area of 102 m². It can be directly reached from the porchway via a sheltered, outside stairway. The entrance door opens on to a landing which gives access to a toilet and a shower room as well as a dressing room. A wooden stairway, half-turning with an intermediate landing, leads to a living room, enhanced with exposed beams and a light-coloured oak wood fireplace, carved with geometric motifs. Forming an L-shape with the main room, an open-plan kitchen has a window overlooking the garden. On this level are a bedroom and a shower room. On the second floor, the roofing framework has been left exposed in the two bedrooms, the bathroom and the toilet, whilst preserving a pleasantly high ceiling. This house has been partially renovated: rendering, insulation, windows, heating, painting. The floors are bare, the walls painted white. The conversion, therefore, awaits completion. Although it is old and many of its historic features have been renovated, its highly original layout and its great luminosity give this house a touch of modernity. It could easily be reconnected to the “triplex” house.
The “Triplex” house
So named because its rooms are spread out over three levels, this house spans a surface area of 122 m². The entrance door, with an upper, glazed section, can be reached via the courtyard. A corridor provides access to a kitchen, facing the garden, and a living room, illuminated via two windows. Two thin, square columns supporting a lintel discreetly divide the room into two sections. Modest in size, its cosy, welcoming character is reinforced by the presence of old terracotta tiles, reflecting red hues. A stairway goes to the two upper floors, each with a bathroom and two bedrooms, with strip pattern, oak wood parquet flooring. The second-floor bedrooms have very high ceilings courtesy of the exposed roofing framework and both feature mezzanines. The rendering, like the insulation, the roof, the door and window frames as well as the electric wiring all date from the early 2000’s. This house is, therefore, in a good state of repair, but is in need of some improvement works. It could easily be reconnected to the “duplex” house.
The workshop or third house
Nowadays in use as a workshop and featuring a 20 m² commercial area, this building spans a surface area of approx. 78 m² over two levels, with two rooms on the ground floor and one large area upstairs. The inside would require redesigning and renovating throughout should new owners wish to use it as a house. Just like the previous two houses, the rendering has been redone on the stone facades and the roof, with its flat tiles, checked regularly. The insulation has been redone, the door and window frames changed and the plumbing for water and gas as well as electrical wiring installed. An open shed adjoins this section and can be used for storing gardening equipment.
This old cabinetmaker’s workshop stands facing the three other houses, on the other side of the courtyard. A small stone-paved alleyway crosses part of the garden and leads to a wide picture window. Constructed from stone, just like the other houses, this building, spanning a surface area of 239 m², is composed of three levels, each forming a large, open area. The area on the top floor is enhanced with an elegant, old roofing framework. These premises are currently used for storage purposes, but water, gas and electricity are all laid on so that following major works it could be transformed into a house. Facing the entrance, on the other side of the building, a 250 m² garden, currently lying fallow, is partially covered with a long, open shed, once used for storing firewood and tools.
Set in the village but still very quiet, this old, extremely authentic farm, surrounded by local stone, is a future housing complex. There is no great sophistication here, but it would make a perfect retreat with an ideal way of village life not far from the large towns in the Ile-de-France region, whilst making the most of the advantages of the countryside. New owners have but to give in to the charm of this property’s simplicity in order to come up with a dream project and then bring it to fruition. The presence of several detached houses is ideal for those seeking to set up home with several families or generations, to create an artist’s studio or to establish professional premises.
|Land registry surface area||949 m2|
|Living space||544 m2|
|Number of rooms||15|
|Number of bedrooms||7|
|Possible number of bedrooms||15|
|Number of lots||17|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||0 €|
Caroline Caron de Panthou +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.