its outbuildings in the centre of Fontainebleau
Less than an hour from Paris via the A6 motorway and 40 minutes by train (Gare-de-Lyon).
The imperial town of Fontainebleau and its palace are set in the midst of a very large forest estate, once the favourite hunting grounds of many French kings. The town is very well known to tourists courtesy of its palace and its gardens, the artist’s workshop-studios or “artists’ houses”, which are to be found in the local surroundings, as well as its many international equestrian events which take place at the “Grand Parquet”. It also has an Italian-style theatre, numerous shops and restaurants, all within easy walking distance as well as the nearby palace parklands.
This region and its famous rocks are much-appreciated by hikers and rock-climbing enthusiasts.
The main house
This house dates from the late 19th century. Its stone facades, featuring numerous openings, are covered with off-white rendering and topped with a zinc roof. A porch, sheltered by an awning, entwined with wisteria, raises the ground floor by a few steps and provides access to the main entrance. Constructed over a cellar, it spans approx. 260 m² of living space over three levels.
Heavy, partially glazed double doors open into an entrance hall which also houses the stairway. The floor is covered with cement tiles, characteristic of constructions from this period. On one side, a door opens into a lounge-television room and, following on, a second entrance hall leads to a vast vaulted cellar, housing a laundry room, a boiler room and a wine cellar. Opposite, another glazed door opens into a spacious lounge, enhanced with a white stone fireplace. The floor is laid with herringbone pattern parquet flooring; the ceilings feature moulding. It opens into a dining room where a French window provides access to a terrace. An open-plan kitchen is fully fitted.
A landing gives access to a bedroom, with a bathroom, a toilet, a large suite, comprising a bedroom, a lounge-dressing room and a bathroom, with a shower and toilet, as well as a study.
This landing leads to a toilet, a bathroom, with a shower, and three bedrooms.
The first annexe house
Its brick red facades are topped with a roof covered with slate. The ground floor comprises a lounge, a fully fitted kitchen, a shower room and a toilet. The first floor is taken up by a bedroom. It spans approx. 37 m² of living space.
The second annexe house
Under a terracotta tile roof, its stone walls are covered with off-white rendering. The ground floor includes a lounge, a fully fitted kitchen and a toilet. The first floor comprises a bedroom, with a ceiling featuring the roofing framework, a dressing room, a shower room and a toilet. It spans approx. 55 m² of living space.
This building has red brick walls under a roof, covered with interlocking tiles. The ground floor is used as a garage and a stable, whilst the upstairs comprises several rooms, including an old tack room. It could be converted into a flat.
Its location in a quiet street in the centre of town is ideal.
This bright, spacious property was recently restored according to good trade practices, in keeping with its architecture and the style of its construction era. Both annexe houses, currently rented, provide an interesting income. It is rare for such properties in the centre of Fontainebleau to come on to the market. This one exudes a countrified feeling in the middle of the town.
|Land registry surface area||1290 m2|
|Main building surface area||260 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||200 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||7|
Gilles Baleria +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.