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A large, comfortable, middle-class home
with a vast garden in the Lorraine region
Nancy, VOSGES lorraine 54000 FR


50 minutes by car to the south-east of the city of Nancy, 75 minutes from Colmar and 90 minutes from Strasbourg. The Vosges mountain snowfields can be reached in about 45 minutes. The TGV train takes some 2⅔ hours to reach the French capital. And lastly, Bâle-Mulhouse international airport is but 1⅔ hours away by car.


This property stands in a little town, typical of the Lorraine region, the centre of which is characterised by its 19th century architecture, featuring the Vosges’ pink sandstone. The station, providing train links to Paris, is but a 5-minute walk from this residence.
This property comprises a large house, constructed at the end of the 19th century, a little outbuilding and a large, natural-looking ornamental or swimming pool, fed by a fountain.
A garden, spanning a surface area of more than 6,000 m², is laid out in two sections, forming an L-shape, behind the house.
The facade of this walled property is bordered by a little-used street, featuring but detached houses.

The house

Constructed in 1892 by a local family of industrialists, this residence has all the features of a large, middle-class home, dating from the late 19th century. A rectangular building, its front facade is on one of the market town’s quiet streets whilst its rear facade faces a large garden, resembling parklands. This four storey building is built over a basement level. The third level is an attic floor, illuminated by roof dormers and the fourth level is, in fact, a second attic floor, partially converted under the rafters. The road side facade features irregular, sandstone quarry blocks, with dressed faces, and is pleasantly and colourfully enhanced by the inclusion of brick alternating with rusticated masonry panels in the vertical quoins at the two ends. This same brick and stone alternation is repeated in the framing around the tall windows. At the bottom of the building, an irregular rusticated masonry sandstone string course separates the first level from the basement. The stone steps, flanked by railings, going up to the first level are predominantly protected by an elegant Art Nouveau style canopy. The plainer garden facade is covered with rendering, painted a light colour, which attractively contrasts with the pink stone framing around the openings.

Ground floor
The porch provides access to a large, through corridor, leading to all the rooms. These comprise a study, a large lounge-dining room as well as a vast fitted kitchen. On the right-hand side, the lounge, extended by the dining room, spans a floor surface area of almost 53 m²; these two rooms are steeped in light all through the day. A marble fireplace provides the lounge with an attractive, decorative touch.
Opposite the dining room, on the other side of the end of the corridor, a large, fully fitted kitchen has, in addition to its full range of appliances, a restful view of the back garden and its natural pool. A 25 m² study, which looks out over the same side as the entrance, and a guest toilet complete the rooms on this level. The through corridor creates a wonderful decorative effect with its grey and white cement floor tiles, laid alternately and interspersed with tiles featuring a motif to break the monotony of the usual chessboard pattern, as well as its double entrance doors with outstanding Art Nouveau style stained glass windows, composed of green and blue hues and featuring a pastoral scene with animals.

First floor
A superb wooden stairway, with wooden railings, goes up to a landing, providing access to all the first floor rooms. These include three bedrooms and a room that could be used as a study or a dressing room. All the bedrooms have their own bathroom and toilet. One of the bathrooms is as big as its bedroom and still has its original fixtures and fittings.
Second floor
The rooms on this floor are laid out around the central landing as on the floor below. They comprise another three bedrooms, with their bathrooms and toilets, and a study-dressing room area.
Third floor
This attic floor has two additional bedrooms, each with its own shower room and toilet. The rest of the floor surface area on this level is taken up by two attics under the rafters.
This full basement is divided into several rooms comprising a laundry room, a linen room, a cellar and a boiler room.
Garden shed
A wooden shed on one side of the house can be used for storing all the tools and equipment required for maintaining the large garden and the natural swimming pool.

The garden and the natural swimming pool

A large garden is laid out behind the house. Spanning approx. 6,000 m², it is divided into two, fairly distinctive sections of similar surface areas.
The first section, following on from the house, provides a view of a stretch of grass with flower beds as well as an outstanding natural-looking, ornamental or swimming pool, fed by a fountain set in a raised, Vosges sandstone wall. This pool is ideal for residents to take a cooling dip in a wonderfully peaceful setting.
The second section of the garden perpendicularly extends the first at one of its ends. This large area, laid to lawn and surrounded by trees, constitutes a vast playground particularly suited to children.

Our opinion

This middle-class residence resembles those of the little Lorraine town with pink sandstone quarry blocks from the nearby Vosges mountains, under a slate roof composed of breaks and hipped ends. To mark its rank, the facade features dressed stone and brick. An Art Nouveau style canopy, like the visor on a hat, precedes the entrance door with its stained glass windows, reflecting the same style. The parklands are somewhat stately with their swimming pool, fed by a fountain that cascades down a decorative wall, and their immaculately kept vegetation. The house, in an excellent state of repair, successfully accommodates a bed & breakfast activity which could, of course, be continued by the new owners unless they wish to keep the harmonious interior spaces all to themselves.

Exclusive sale

495 000 €
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Reference 199618

Land registry surface area 6118 m2
Main building surface area 500 m2

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

Regional representative
Vosges Mountains

Gilles Larosée       +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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