property for sale maisons-laffitte in france

A property, with spacious rooms spanning 950 m² of living space,
in grounds of 2,250 m² set in the midst of Maisons-Laffitte Park
Maisons-Laffitte, YVELINES paris 78600 FR

Location

Set on the left bank of the river Seine on the edge of Saint-Germain-en-Laye forest, the town of Maisons-Laffitte was known as “Maisons-sur-Seine” up until 1882, when its name was changed to include that of Jacques-Laffitte who had undertaken the urbanisation of the chateau’s parklands. It is currently nicknamed the “Cité du cheval” (horse town) because of the extent of its equestrian activities and the conversion of a section of its urban facilities intended for horse riders. This town, 35 minutes by car from Paris, also has a good public transport system. The RER train line A goes into the middle of the French capital whilst the Transilien suburban train lines J and L go to Gare-Saint-Lazare in 16-20 minutes. Bus routes make it possible to get to the centre of Saint-Germain-en-Laye in less than 20 minutes. This house is just a stone’s throw from the Ermitage International School of France. The train station and shops are a 5-minute bus ride away.

Description

This house, standing in the district of Maisons-Laffitte Park and spanning 950 m² of living space, is set in an enclosed 2,250 m² garden. The ground floor, all on a level with the garden, comprises an entrance hall providing access to a dining room, a lounge, with a fireplace, a kitchen, a television room, a guest toilet and a corridor that leads to a spectacular reception room, with a mezzanine and a glass roof. The first floor includes a master suite, with a bathroom, shower and dressing room, a bedroom, with a bathroom, and two bedrooms, currently in use as studies. The second floor has two large bedrooms, set out around a lounge and a communal bathroom. The basement, with its external sunken areas, is divided into a studio flat, a guest bedroom, with a shower room and toilet, a bathing area with a sauna, a Jacuzzi and a shower, an exercise room, a discotheque, a linen room, a wine cellar, a boiler room and several other utility rooms. An outdoor, heated swimming pool, two terraces, a garage and several car parking spaces complete this property. The top quality, recent restoration works have also provided the house with low energy consumption.

The house

This property was once part of a much bigger one that belonged to the American billionaire, Frank Jay Gould and his wife, actress Edith Kelly. Between 1908 and 1912, the couple had architect Jean-Gaston-Mauge construct stables, tennis courts, a bear pit as well as a swimming pool, all surrounded by outstanding gardens, in addition to a luxurious house, the famous Villa-Edifra. Each of these buildings is currently independant. Recent renovation works have not only modernised this historic place but also given it back its original character and its splendour of yesteryear.


Ground floor
The house is entered via double, glazed doors, featuring wrought iron, which open into a vast hall, providing access to all the rooms on this floor, all on a level with the garden. A dining room, on the left-hand side communicates via its picture window with a terrace, followed by the garden and the swimming pool; a large lounge, on the right-hand side, also opening on to the garden, is enhanced by an old, highly wrought marble fireplace. Also on the right-hand side and communicating with the lounge, a kitchen features Cormier fixtures and fittings with a curved work surface. A television room, facing the front door, adjoins a corridor that leads to a spectacular 147 m² reception room with an 11 m high ceiling. This reception room has been totally redesigned in order to combine history and modernity. History and memory, as certain frescoes and mosaics have been uncovered, the columns reworked and the glass roof redone; modernity as light is omnipresent and the space has been reorganised in order to create miscellaneous areas: a billards’ room, a bar and lounges on the ground floor. A contemporary stairway, with its straight lines, goes up in the middle of the room to a leisure area whilst another leads to a mezzanine.
First floor
A superb stairway goes up from the entrance hall to a vast landing. A master suite, on the right-hand side, comprises a bedroom, with a balcony overlooking the garden, a cloakroom, a bathroom with a bath as well as a shower, and a separate toilet. Also on this level is a bedroom, adjoining a bathroom with a toilet, as well as two other bedrooms used as studies. A little additional room could be converted into a shower room. A door conceals the stairway which goes up to the second floor, whilst a few steps lead to a laundry room and provide access to the mezzanine, looking down on to the reception room. This mezzanine, spanning more than 90 m², has a high ceiling. It goes all around the large reception room, providing miscellaneous points of view. It also includes a wider area that could be envisaged as a reading room or, given the light flooding in, as an artist’s studio.
Second floor
Laid out under the rafters, this level comprises two very large bedrooms, featuring original rooms. Each has a cloakroom; one already has a mezzanine which could also be added to the other. They share a lounge, a bathroom and a toilet.
Basement
The basement can be reached via several stairways. It is steeped in a great deal of natural light courtesy of its external sunken areas. It comprises, on either side of the main stairway, a predominantly glazed exercise room, with Technogym fixtures and fittings, and a spa room with a wooden sauna, a Jacuzzi and a shower. Both areas are fitted with a sound system. Further on, a discotheque has been installed, complete with a dance floor, lounge areas, a mixing room, a mezzanine for a group of musicians and toilets. Also on this level are a guest room, with a shower room and toilet, a studio flat, a wine cellar, a linen room, a boiler room and several utility rooms.

Our opinion

These premises are steeped in the history of Maisons-Laffitte Park. And yet, it is the modernity of the rooms that initially marks visitors. Well thought out, in-depth renovation works have enhanced the luminosity of the rooms and the elegance of the original lines which have therefore been brought back to the fore. It forms a welcoming, structured family home, affording privacy for every individual in addition to its communal areas. It is also a wonderful setting for guests! The vast glazed room, bathed in light, subdivided into convivial areas, appears to have been meticulously designed for friendship and parties. With its natural surroundings, in the vicinity of Paris, it is as if all the ingredients of well-being have been identified and included in this property.

3 900 000 €
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Reference 595870

Number of rooms 15
Number of bedrooms 7
Possible number of bedrooms 8
Land registry surface area 2251 m2
Reception area221 m2
Garage 1



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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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