and a swimming pool, near to the centre of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, in part of the private estate of Grandchamp in Le-Pecq,
Grandchamp estate, set between the royal residences in Saint-Germain-en-Laye and Versailles, was to change hands often over the years. A first chateau, constructed there in the early 18th century, became the country home of the lords of Mareil. It was replaced by a second chateau in the early 19th century and then by a third one in the early 20th century. It was around 1925-1929 that the estate was divided and that today’s private estate was created.
Once through the property’s entrance gates, a driveway leads to the garages and, at the end, to steps going to the house, standing on a little promontory. Constructed in the 1920’s, with elegant modernist atriums, it was then extended, without touching the original features or the discreet facade.
Double glazed doors open into an entrance hall. The reception rooms, on the left-hand side, include a large lounge, with a fine, white marble fireplace, a small lounge, laid out as a music room and library, and finally a dining room, illuminated by a majestic, rounded atrium opening on to a terrace. Straight on, a bright kitchen has a glazed door that communicates with a balcony running alongside and overlooking the swimming pool. On the right-hand side, a mahogany, built-in bookshelf unit extends towards the garden behind an atrium. A study and a laundry room also adjoin the entrance hall.
A large landing provides access to the rooms. A vast, 28 m², extremely bright bedroom, with its marble bathroom, is extended by a large terrace which looks down on to the garden and the swimming pool. Another bedroom has its own shower room and an attractive terrace. Also on this level are a separate dressing room, a shower room and a third bedroom.
Lower Level 1
Given the sloping lie of the land, a section of this floor, comprising an exercise room, currently used as a bedroom, a shower room as well as a sauna, is on a level with the garden. A vast wine cellar, spanning almost 50 m², a boiler room as well as several cellars, storerooms and storage areas complete this floor.
The garden surrounds the house. Dotted around its perimeter and that of the promontory are several tall trees and hedges. The lawns adjoining the residence are enhanced with shrubs and flowering plants. Set back, an old greenhouse is made of glass and wrought iron.
This house has not been afraid of blending styles in order to increase luminosity and home comforts. References to a cruise liner, one of the architectural codes of the 1920’s, create a particularly clever transparency in a vast natural setting which goes beyond the boundaries of the garden. It would clearly be very pleasant to live here and it must be sorely tempting to work from home here as well, especially as the heated swimming pool is right there for exercise and relaxation. This residence is not isolated but it is steeped in an almost rural tranquillity.
|Number of rooms||10|
|Number of bedrooms||4|
|Possible number of bedrooms||5|
|Land registry surface area||2967 m2|
|Reception area||100 m2|
|Living space||480 m2|
|Surface Garage 1||44 m2|
|Surface Terrace||25 m2|
|Surface Terrace||12 m2|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||1917 €|
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.