This property is in the town of Plessis-Robinson, in the French department of Hauts-de-Seine on the edge of the Vallée-aux-Loups (valley of the wolves), a forest that looks down on Sceaux chateau. It was in the midst of these trees that Chateaubriand wrote “Mémoires d’outre-tombe” (Memoirs from beyond the grave). Today, a renowned arboretum comprises 500 species of different trees and shrubs. The town is only 8 km from the Porte-d’Orléans. It is reached via the N118 which goes down to Sèvres bridge, on the Seine embankments, and via the N306 (to Porte-d’Orléans) as well as via the RER train line B which has fast links to Paris. In the neighbouring town of Sceaux are the Lakanal and Marie-Curie schools, both with good reputations. The private Sophie-Barat school is nearby in Chatenay-Malabry. The shops in the centre of Plessis-Robinson are but 5-minutes’ walk from the house and the town-centre of Sceaux, with its provincial air, is less than 10 minutes away.
This well-insulated, contemporary house is constructed over 6 half levels: entrance hall-kitchen-living room, guest floor, master level, children’s floor and garden level.
Resolutely modern and cubic in shape, it spans 360 m² of living space, with three leisure terraces and a covered car parking area. The main entrance is a vestibule which provides access to a little study, a storage area and a door leading to the closed parking area. On the upper half floor is a fitted, functional, elegant and spacious kitchen. On the lower half floor is a 43 m² bright living room, overlooked by the mezzanine of a library in the form of a honeycomb made of Corian. A contemporary fireplace and a wall lined with Italian walnut bestow the lounge and the dining room with a warm air. A wide French window in the lounge opens on to a south-facing terrace, protected by a remote-controlled, retractable awning.
The highest floor in the house is that comprising a vast bedroom, with parquet flooring, under the slopes of the roof. It has its own south-facing terrace, with a view over the garden.
On the floor below the lounge, the area is given over to the owners of the house. It includes an elegant suite, with a large, built-in dressing room and a view over the garden. The bedroom is spacious. The bathroom is fitted with an Italian style shower, a bath and twin wash-hand basins. The U-shaped dressing room is large, with multiple storage areas behind glazed doors.
Below the master suite are three bedrooms, each spanning approx. 15 m² with their own large dressing room. Facing the garden, they are filled with sunshine. A shower room with two Corian wash-hand basins and an Italian style shower complete this floor.
The garden level comprises a summer kitchen and an exercise room, facing the outside, in this case the swimming pool terrace and the garden. All these areas face south. The garden was designed by a landscape gardener. Verdant, it delimits the boundaries of the property with a variety of plants. The swimming pool is heated and fitted with an electric rolling safety cover. An exotic wood terrace flanks the pool.
Three cellars comprise a machine room, an area for laying down wine, a vast storage room and a closed garage. The house is fitted with many security features including alarms, armoured doors, centralised electric roller shutters and shatterproof glass in all the openings.
This is a very well balanced home, ultra-modern without being in the least bit cold. A semi-circular arched door, an exposed quarry stone wall and the wood of certain floors contrast with its smooth, refined lines. Elegant railings delimit not only the outside terraces but also the indoor library. The rooms are laid out on levels that are not floors: everything has been designed to provide comfort and autonomy for its residents. Paris can be easily reached or forgotten by the side of the swimming pool, amidst the vegetation. Chateaubriand lived in the park near to the Vallée-aux-Loups but, here, it would only be possible to write memoirs of a happy life.
1 690 000 €
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À Paris et en Ile-de-France
Prix de vente au-delà de 600 000 euros 5% TTC*
Prix de vente de 400 000 à 600 000 euros 6% TTC*
Prix de vente de 200 000 À 400 000 euros 7% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 200 000 euros 9% TTC*
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Prix de vente au-delà de 500 000 euros 6% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros 30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
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Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établi sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de 120 Euros TTC*
*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %
|Number of rooms||10|
|Number of bedrooms||5|
|Possible nNumber of bedrooms||6|
|Land registry surface area||686 m2|
|Reception area||43 m2|
|Living space||360 m2|
|Surface Cellar||55 m2|
|Surface Terrace||14 m2|
|Surface Garage 1||15 m2|
|Surface Parking 1||15 m2|
|Surface Parking 2||15 m2|
|Surface Garden||340 m2|
|Surface Terrace||18 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.