15 minutes from the centre of Paris via RER train
This house is very near to Paris via public transport with an RER line B train station just 2 minutes’ walk from the house. Arcueil-Cachan train station will also be on the underground’s future line 15, due to be operational in 2024. The Porte-d’Orléans and Orly airport are but a 10-minute car ride. The town of Cachan was long a district of Arcueil, before its inhabitants obtained their “independence” in 1922. Courtesy of its dynamic industry, the town grew rapidly, welcoming more and more inhabitants. In order to meet their expectations, the town council invested massively in education, cultural and leisure equipment: stadiums, a theatre, a library and schools can be reached on foot in less than 10 minutes. A university campus is now home to numerous prestigious schools. At the same time, the town kept its 3-ha park which hosts numerous events (“Vendanges en fêtes” where the public are invited to help pick the town’s grapes, open-air cinema, concerts, etc.).
Spanning two levels, the main house is laid out around a ground floor, with a boiler room, a laundry room as well as a guest bedroom, with its own shower room. The first floor comprises the parental suite and its lounge. The old art studio has been transformed into a lounge with a cathedral ceiling, and a vast kitchen-dining room is looked down on by a veranda. Both levels are luminous and can be reached directly from the garden.
Fragrant jasmine and clematis grow all around the enclosed garden, laid out behind the house. A terrace houses a small vegetable plot and a rainwater recuperation tank in the shed, making it possible to water all the vegetation.
This property can be reached from the street via a porchway. Behind the wooden gateway, visitors find a vast, paved courtyard leading to the main entrance to the house and to the independent studio flat. The latter comprises a large room, featuring exposed stone walls and a polished concrete floor, as well as a separate bathroom. The entrance door to the main house opens on to a landing, covered with old cement floor tiles and leading to a laundry room and its many cupboards, as well as to a guest bedroom, with parquet flooring and a private shower room, with a walk-in shower and a toilet. Straight on, an oak wood stairway goes up to the first floor. A flight of old stone steps goes up from the courtyard to the vegetable plot and the garden.
This level leads, on one side, to a main, east-facing bedroom, adjoined by a dressing room and a private bathroom, where mosaic tiling decorates a walk-in shower. Following on from the bedroom, a little lounge is laid out under the wooden beams and features a marble fireplace. It has parquet flooring. Further on is a spacious kitchen. An old open-air terrace, now enclosed with picture windows, it is particularly bright. Fitted with several cupboard units and tiled, it is also extremely functional with a central, stone unit. Extending the kitchen, at the top of a flight of steps, a lounge is laid out in what was the old art studio and has the benefit of a very high ceiling. Courtesy of the size of the room, a study has even been laid out on a mezzanine, reached via a contemporary glass and steel stairway. A hanging fireplace, reflecting a modern, minimalist design, and a wide atrium window reinforce the industrial character of the area.
The space at the top of the stairway is taken up by a study, under exposed beams, flanked by two bedrooms. The first, with a sloping ceiling and laid with parquet flooring, includes a mezzanine, used as a sleeping area. It is illuminated by two windows, letting in copious amounts of light all day long. The second bedroom also has a sloping ceiling and parquet flooring. This level also includes a bathroom, with a bath and a view over the garden.
With Arcueil bridge as a backdrop, this lush, fragrant garden is out of sight of onlookers. Behind the high stone walls, large luminous areas are laid out in keeping with an unusual architecture in a tranquil setting. These rooms reflect subtle aesthetics, successfully combining modern features with the old, between exposed beams and period parquet flooring, between mezzanines and a hanging fireplace. Such are the promises of this sober, comfortable property forming a real country home on the outskirts of Paris.
|Land registry surface area||338 m2|
|Reception area||40 m2|
|Living space||230 m2|
|Number of rooms||9|
|Number of bedrooms||5|
|Possible number of bedrooms||2|
|Surface Garden||145 m2|
|Surface Inner courtyard||50 m2|
|Surface Inner courtyard||50 m2|
|Surface Cellar||20 m2|
Selim Isker +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.