mansion houses for sale viroflay in france

A 1900, classical and original mansion house
in a garden resembling parklands near the forest in Viroflay
Viroflay, YVELINES paris 78220 FR


The parish of Viroflay, purchased in 1695 by the royal family from Marquis-de-Louvois’ widow, was incorporated by Louis XIV into “Le Grand Parc”, the royal hunting estate, and given to the Grand-Dauphin who already owned the imperial palace of Meudon. A few aristocrats constructed their residences near to the game-filled forests. The town is bordered to the north by Fausses-Reposes forest and to the south by that of Meudon. Close to 40% of it is actually covered by forests, which makes it one of the most densely wooded towns in the inner suburbs of Paris. It has no less than three SNCF train stations: Viroflay-Rive-Droite with links to Paris-Saint-Lazare and Versailles-Rive-Droite, Viroflay-Rive-Gauche with links to Paris-Invalides and Versailles-Château-Rive-Gauche (RER train line C) on the one hand and between Paris-Montparnasse as well as Versailles-Chantiers on the other, and lastly Chaville-Vélizy station on RER train line C. The T6 tramway links Viroflay-Rive-Droite to Montrouge on line 13 of the underground.


This mansion house, standing in the Rive-Droite district, just 3 minutes from Viroflay station and 50 m from the entrance to Fausses-Reposes forest, was constructed at the end of the 19th century. Recognisable courtesy of its square architecture, its dressed stone walls and its Mansard style slate roof, it corresponds to all the codes of a mansion house in the 1900’s. It spans 250 m² of living space, faces south and has a 1,400 m² garden. The ground floor of this mansion house comprises an entrance hall, a dining room, a double lounge with a veranda, a kitchen opening on to the garden, a small study and a guest toilet. The first floor includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms with toilets, a dressing room and a study. On the second floor is a master suite, with a lounge, a dressing room, a bathroom and a toilet. The basement houses an independent 35 m² studio flat, with a kitchen, a shower room and a toilet, as well as a laundry room, a wine cellar, a boiler room and two cellars. The immaculately kept garden, with an air of parklands, has an automatic watering system and outdoor lighting. There is also a garage as well as a carport.

The mansion house

Wrought iron gates open on to an alleyway lined with shrubs and flowers. In the middle stands a neo-classical style mansion house constructed from white dressed stone and topped with a Mansard style roof in the late 19th century. The square main building is adjoined by two wings. Windows and French windows, a total of 14 as well as 8 roof dormers and 2 bull’s eye windows decorating the roof, are regularly arranged. Symmetry rules. There are two matching porches, one on the north side and one facing south on the garden side. The right-hand wing includes a magnificent veranda with stained glass windows dating from the same period as the house. 1,400 m² of garden surrounds this beautiful building.

Garden level
An alleyway leads to the entrance to the house, reached via a porch. Cement floor tiles, decorated with three colours, create a wonderful design in the vestibule. On the left-hand side, a through kitchen, with an eating area, two windows and a French window, opens directly out on to the garden. The dining room, with herringbone pattern parquet flooring, is illuminated via three large, south-facing windows, overlooking the garden. A marble fireplace, stucco decoration and ceiling moulding set the tone. A through lounge, adjoining it on the south side, has similar herringbone pattern parquet flooring. Adorned with a marble fireplace, it precedes a spectacular veranda, featuring 19th century stained glass. Three-coloured cement floor tiles form a geometric design. A small study and a guest toilet complete the garden level.
First floor
A winding, wooden stairway goes upstairs. The landing provides access to a first large, bright bedroom, accompanied by a dressing room and a bathroom which, with its pleasant turquoise tiles, a large window looking out over the garden and its wooden mushrabeyeh latticework door, exudes character. This floor is completed by two other bedrooms, a study or bedroom, another bathroom and a toilet. Other much appreciated, late 19th century features include light-coloured parquet flooring, moulded walls and stucco decoration. All the bedrooms and bathrooms face the garden.
Second floor
The landing provides access to the master suite, illuminated via three windows which overlook the garden. The vast floor surface area has made it possible to divide this space into two sections, a bedroom and a reading room. A dressing room and a bathroom make it independent.
This level comprises a 35 m² studio flat, with a fitted kitchen area, a shower room and a toilet. A door to the outside makes it completely independent. Two cellars, a laundry room, a wine cellar and a boiler room complete this level.
The garden
This garden, spanning 1,400 m² and resembling parklands, is entirely enclosed by vegetation. Facing south, it encourages the growth of all species of trees and flowers. A gravel terrace at the back of the house provides access to the porch, on to which opens the dining room. Flower beds have been laid out and planted so as to obtain perfect harmony. An area at the front of the house is reserved for the parking of cars to keep them out of sight of the garden.

Our opinion

A 1900 mansion house always exudes character but this one has more than most because, in addition to its classical appearance, it also features distinguishing originality. For instance, the veranda suspended above the sloping land on one side introduces an element of asymmetry. On the opposite side, a second entrance at right angles to the facade is topped with ironwork which is more intricate than that of the central balcony and the porch. And then, there are the roof dormers, their size proving that their commissioner sought a maximum of light which continues to flood into the entire residence. In one of the most verdant towns in the Ile-de-France region, just a stone’s throw from the forest, the landscaped garden is like a little private gem that new owners will be able to admire every day.

Exclusive sale

1 990 000 €
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Reference 318108

Number of rooms 10
Number of bedrooms 5
Land registry surface area 1625 m2
Living space308 m2
Surface Garden1400 m2

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Caroline Caron de Panthou    +33 1 42 84 80 85



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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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