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.
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. The swimming pool was in a building, constructed like a Pompeian villa. It comprised an entrance pavilion opening on to a central pool, adorned with mosaics, flanked by a colonnade and covered with a glass roof. The building was enhanced with frescoes featuring Pompeian decoration whilst a diaphanous fabric, with antique motifs, was stretched above the pool to filter the light. At a later date, when the property was divided, this swimming pool was filled in and the entrance pavilion converted into a house. Recent renovation works have not only modernised this historic place but also given it back its original character and its splendour of yesteryear.
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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À Paris et en Ile-de-France
Prix de vente au-delà de 600 000 euros 5% TTC*
Prix de vente de 400 000 à 600 000 euros 6% TTC*
Prix de vente de 200 000 À 400 000 euros 7% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 200 000 euros 9% TTC*
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Prix de vente au-delà de 500 000 euros 6% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros 30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
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Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établi sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de 120 Euros TTC*
*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %
|Number of rooms||15|
|Number of bedrooms||7|
|Possible nNumber of bedrooms||8|
|Land registry surface area||2251 m2|
|Reception area||221 m2|
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.