an outstanding property and its annex house
In the French department of Yvelines, in the town of Vésinet, facing the Grand-Lac-des-Ibis. Three minutes’ walk from Le-Vésinet-Le-Pecq train station, on RER train line A, with 20-minute links to Paris and 5-minute links to Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Schools buses provide transportation to and from the Lycée-International-de-Saint-Germain-en-Laye and the British-School-of-Paris in Croissy-sur-Seine. The latter, like the Le-Bon-Sauveur school can also be reached in 10 minutes by bike.
Just a stone’s throw from shops and less than 10 minutes’ walk from state schools. Very near to the N13 as well as the A86 and A14 motorways making it possible to get to Paris and Versailles in 20 minutes.
The entrance hall, in the main house, provides access to a cloakroom, a guest toilet, a double living room, with a fireplace, a dining room, featuring a neo-Renaissance fireplace, and a kitchen, opening on to a terrace, looking out over the garden. Upstairs is a vast, master suite, composed of a bedroom, with a wardrobe, a study, a bathroom and a terrace, as well as three bedrooms, a study (or another bedroom), a wardrobe and two bathrooms. The basement is laid out as several rooms including storage areas, a boiler room, a games room and a wine cellar. The annex house comprises an entrance hall, a shower room and a large living room, with an American-style kitchen. Upstairs are a bedroom, a study and a shower room.
A carport can shelter two cars.
Set in particularly quiet, wooded surroundings, this property has undergone full, meticulous renovation works where great attention was paid to the smallest of details. For instance, a continuous domestic hot water circuit provides immediate hot water on all floors.
The main house
Constructed at the end of the 19th century in an eclectic neo-regionalist style typical of the times. Its two-tone facade comprises a brick and stone ground floor, reflecting a neo-Louis XIII style, and Anglo-Norman upper levels featuring half-timbering, whilst the protruding half-hipped roofs are enhanced, in places, with balconies or terraces. The warm exterior colours are harmoniously reminiscent of the inside.
Wide, wrought iron gates open on to a drive, leading to the house, reached via a flight of steps. The entrance hall, with its Jerusalem stone floor, provides access to all the rooms on this level. On the left-hand side are a cloakroom and a guest toilet. Straight on, the large lounge opens on to the garden via wide picture windows, whilst a white marble fireplace adorns one of its walls. The light-coloured, parquet flooring, laid in a herringbone pattern, forms a link with the adjoining dining room. Cosier, its discreetly neo-Renaissance style decoration is equally as outstanding: painted ceiling beams and a large, carved wood fireplace. A modern kitchen, adjoining the dining room, opens on to a terrace looking down on to the garden.
A wide, wooden stairway, with two quarter turns, goes upstairs. On one side is the master suite composed of a large bedroom, with a wardrobe, and extended by a study, surrounded by a tiled terrace which can also be reached via the bathroom. On the other side, two more bedrooms dominate the Grand-Lac-des-Ibis. One of them has a balcony that also faces the lake. They share a bathroom with a toilet.
Partially under the rafters, this level still has its original dimensions. A study, steeped in greenery, looks out over the island. It could easily be transformed into a bedroom. A bedroom, with a lounge area, opens on to a balcony. Opposite are a wardrobe and a shower room with a toilet.
Composed of several rooms such as storage areas, a boiler room, a games room and a wine cellar, the basement is tiled throughout and in a very good state of repair. There is no damp and the foundations have been completely redone so that this level, like the rest of the house, is perfectly sound.
This immaculately kept garden spans a surface area of almost 1,700 m². With tall trees, over a hundred years old, it also features flower beds and vast lawns that surround the house.
The annex house
Although separate from the main house, this annex reflects a similar architectural style with a slate roof and painted half-timbered walls. The ground floor comprises an entrance hall, a shower room, with a toilet, and a large living room, with an American-style kitchen, opening all on a level on to the outside. Upstairs, a room which could be used as a study or a child’s bedroom leads to a bedroom and a separate toilet.
Vésinet’s Grand-Lac-des-Ibis district is, quite rightly, the most sought-after locally. The island, surrounded by water, constitutes the focus point of the town-park, with its trees, over a hundred years old, its vast lawns, its numerous species of waterfowl, its restaurant and its tennis club. This property, set slightly back, is able to take advantage of the area’s charm without being affected by any nuisances; peace and quiet reign over this verdant setting. Protected by its own green open space, the house is big enough to accommodate an entire family with no loss of privacy. Whether for daily life, work or leisure activities, it is a haven of tranquillity nestling in the midst of a quiet town, just 20 minutes from the French capital.
|Number of rooms||14|
|Number of bedrooms||4|
|Possible number of bedrooms||5|
|Living space||363 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.