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In the heart of the Cathedral district of the city of Tours
an 18th century chapel converted into a home
Tours, INDRE-ET-LOIRE center-val-de-loire 37000 FR

Location

Tours, the capital of the Touraine region, with its historic centre listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The Cathedral district, and its maze of paved streets, its wooded gardens, its antique shops and convenience stores. The chapel is situated in the very heart of Gallo-Roman remains listed as a historic monument. The city centre, schools, shops, public transport are all accessible on foot. The TGV train station linking it with Paris in one hour and eight minutes is within walking distance. Also nearby are the banks of the Loire River.

Description

Access to this co-ownership property is via a paved street and then a pedestrian entrance through a wooden porch way opens into the inner courtyard. A second entrance is available for vehicles and a parking space. The property is entirely walled and built round a wooded courtyard. At the south west of the enclosure, the chapel is slightly off centre and benefits from part of the private garden. Some stone steps and an area similar to an enclosed patio with trees and flowers leads to the chapel’s south facade and the main entrance of the residence. The building is covered with slate roof tiles and has kept all its original openings, such as, the stone keystone door above which there is a large bull’s-eye window, made from a former rosette, letting copious amounts of light in.

The converted chapel

Approx. 170 m2 of living space, the inside transformation of the chapel was conducted under the guidance of “Bâtiments de France”. Through the old main door of the chapel, the entrance today opens into a kitchen come dining room. A large room that could be used as a sitting room is today perfectly equipped as a music room and recording studio. The acoustic treatment of the room is professional. Light floods into this room via three keystone openings that overlook the garden.
On the upper floor, a large sitting room is also used as a library with parquet flooring and a beautiful cradle-shaped ceiling, typical of the French architect Philibert Delorme, and with a below-ridge height of 4 metres. Illuminated by the old rosette, there is a view overlooking another chapel. Further on and thanks to a few steps, a small landing opens onto one bedroom with open bathroom. An old rosette, transformed into a large bull’s-eye window illuminates the room. A second bedroom, or study has a shower room and a toilet.

The cellar

A beautiful vaulted cellar of approx. 40 m2, with a height of 4 metres is situated under the chapel; it is half-buried with direct access to the garden. It could be converted into living quarters. There is an adjoining wine cellar.

The outside

Within this co-ownership property, the chapel benefits from approx. 100 m2 of private garden. To the east, a wooded part shelters a variety of plants. To the south, a flower-filled patio, also used as a terrace, faces the kitchen.
There is a private parking place.

Our opinion

Quiet is one thing; quality acoustics is another. Here, both are reunited in the same place, and what’s more, there is also a comfortable home. Indeed, the initial function of this property meant that specific sound qualities were required but, with time, the electronic aspect of sound recording meant that a special adaptation was necessary and this was carried out by specialists. The property is particularly attractive since it is located in a city that is renowned not only for its historic interest and its quality of life, but also for its university and Faculty of Music in particular. Also, having one’s home and one’s place of work in one location, especially for this type of work, is a definite advantage for any connoisseur.

895 000 €
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Reference 242216

Main building surface area 170 m2

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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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