houses for sale louveciennes in france

A large, 18th century, luxurious home in a 2,230 m² garden,
with a tennis court, on Chemin-du-Coeur-Volant in Louveciennes
Louveciennes, YVELINES paris 78430 FR


This property appears to have taken shape in the 17th and 18th centuries. The first houses were shown on the Bourgant and Matis maps in 1714, then on that of Cassini in 1736. It was owned by Cardinal-de-Rohan, on the death of Louis XIV, followed by Maréchal-de-Rohan-Soubise, or Prince-de-Soubise, a personal friend and confidant of Louis XV. His successor, M. de-Lambesc, went through the French Revolution at the head of his regiment, the Royal-Allemand, known for its brutality. Having immigrated to Germany, M. de-Lambesc lost his estate which was sold in 1795. A few Parisian owners, who used the property as a country residence, succeeded one another throughout the 19th century. The house was lived in once more at the beginning of the 20th century and became a hotel-restaurant in 1926. Having belonged to several professionals after the Second World War, it was turned back into a house in 1962 and became steeped in the peace and quiet for which it is known today. This house stands in the Coeur-Volant district, facing Marly Park, which is part of the Versailles estate. Marly train station is a 15-minute walk. Marly secondary school and sixth form college are about 800 m away. State as well as private infant and junior schools are in Louveciennes. The SNCF train station has 30-minute links to Paris-Saint-Lazare which passes through La-Défense.


This property is in the Coeur-Volant district with all of Louveciennes’ large properties. Opposite, Marly Park is part of the Versailles estate. Marly train station is a 15-minute walk. Marly secondary school and sixth form college are about 800 m away. State as well as private infant and junior schools are in Louveciennes. The walled, 2,300 m², wooded garden includes a tennis court. This house, built under Louis XIV abounds in charm and surprises. Spanning a floor surface area of 347 m², it is laid out with all the ground floor rooms looking out over the surroundings. An entrance hall provides access to a 57 m² through lounge in the right-hand section. The very contemporary, open-plan kitchen has a central unit, polished concrete work surfaces and a picture window opening on to the garden. The left-hand section comprises a 21 m², through dining room, with a marble fireplace, a laundry room and two toilets. A winding stone stairway, with wrought iron railings, goes upstairs. The floor is laid with a sanded, light-coloured, herringbone pattern parquet flooring with a matt finish. This level has four bedrooms, including a 24 m² master suite overlooking the garden, with a fireplace, a dressing room and a bathroom with a bath. The toilet is separate. The second floor, in the left-hand section, comprises 2 bedrooms, one of which has a shower room and the other, a bathroom. There are also an attic and a toilet. The right-hand section comprises 3 large rooms which could become bedrooms. The corridors leading to the bedrooms are all lined with numerous cupboards. Most of the house has undergone recent renovation works which preserved its many original features such as herringbone pattern parquet flooring, panelling, cornices and fireplaces. This residence stands in the midst of its garden and is, therefore, unoverlooked. Two cellars are on either side of the house.

The large, luxurious home

Wrought iron gates protect this large, luxurious home, whose construction period, the early 18th century, is reflected in the sober architecture of a wide facade, containing 5 regular bays, flanked by two towers. The roof, entirely redone in keeping with its original format, is covered with flat tiles and features curved pediment roof dormers. The slatted wooden shutters are painted pale green.

Garden level
The entrance hall has wide stone floor tiles. On the right-hand side, a 57 m², double living room is adorned with an open hearth stone fireplace. The very contemporary, fully fitted kitchen opens into the room. On the left-hand side of the residence, a dining room is followed by a large, 40 m² room awaiting conversion. A laundry room, numerous cupboards and two toilets complete this garden level. All these through rooms are steeped in light all day long.
First floor
A winding stone stairway, with wrought iron railings and grey-painted panelling, goes up to a landing on the first floor. The floor, sanded, herringbone pattern parquet flooring with a matt finish, gives a really modern touch.
On the left-hand side, a floor surface area of 35 m², with 5 windows is currently undergoing works. It would be possible to create 2 or 3 bedrooms in this area.
On the right-hand side, at the end of the corridor, a 24 m² master bedroom has 3 windows looking out over the garden. A marble fireplace makes it possible to light a fire. A very well designed dressing room area completes this bedroom. It is followed by a 12 m² bedroom, ideal for a child. Built-in cupboards line the walls of the corridors. The bathroom, illuminated via a large window with a view over the garden, is fitted with two wash-hand basins, set in a marble vanity unit, and a bath. The toilet is separate.

Second floor
The landing is illuminated via a row of roof dormers, letting in copious amounts of light. On the right-hand side, three rooms await conversion. These could become bedrooms and are accompanied by a bathroom.
On the left-hand side are two bedrooms, including one with a shower room. The other has a bathroom. An attic completes this level.

The garden
This garden, spanning a surface area of 2,230 m², faces south. An ornamental pool with aquatic plants creates an impression of coolness at the entrance. The walled garden maintains the property’s privacy. Heavily wooded, it provides the shade necessary for the summer months. One section comprises a “fast-surface” tennis court that enables residence to practice all year round. A parking area has been created for a car.

Our opinion

This long residence appears set on the garden lawn that it looks out over from more than 20 windows and French windows. Its history dating from the “Ancien Régime” (old order), with the decisive episode relating to the emigration of its owner, already makes it appealing but its main attraction is one of a family home, once perhaps a few works have been carried out. The reception rooms are vast, the bedrooms numerous and its layout provides private areas for each member of the family without losing anything from the convivial areas. Everything confirms the first impression of distinguished elegance.

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1 495 000 €
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Reference 121480

Number of rooms 12
Number of bedrooms 4
Possible nNumber of bedrooms 9
Land registry surface area 2400 m2
Reception area94 m2
Living space347 m2
Surface 347 m2
Surface Garden2230 m2

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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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