residences for sale la-varenne-saint-hilaire in france

A large, classical property, dating from 1900, between shops
and the banks of the river Marne in La-Varenne-Saint-Hilaire
Varenne-Saint-Hilaire, VAL-DE-MARNE paris 94210 FR


La-Varenne- Saint-Hilaire, some twenty minutes from the Porte-de-Bercy, is one of the most sought-after districts in the east of Paris. This loop of the river Marne has been very popular with the French capital’s upper middle-classes since the 19th century and many luxurious villas are built there. The surrounding area is still very attractive today as the river banks are particularly unspoilt with numerous wild islets, the properties remain luxurious, the parklands are generously planted and quiet, tree-lined streets form a verdant, exclusive setting where the neighbourhood has every chance of providing a good quality of life.
Paris is within easy reach via the A4 motorway or the Bois-de-Vincennes, as well as via the RER train line A, just 4 minutes from the residence.
The famous La-Varenne market as well as the shops and numerous restaurants on the bank of the Marne are in the immediate vicinity. Local schools have a very good reputation.


This property is ideally located near to shops, the La-Varenne market, a station on the RER train line A and the banks of the river Marne. The 1,760 m² parklands are beautifully wooded, featuring trees over a hundred years old and enclosed by high walls. This house, built in 1900, spans a total of 395 m² of living space. The entrance on the ground floor is reached via an impressive porch which leads to a vestibule. 80 m² of very bright lounges, notably including a bow window, open on to a 70 m² terrace which dominates the parklands. Also on the ground floor are a separate kitchen, with its own entrance, a study, a toilet and a rear entrance. The first floor comprises a main bedroom with a balcony, a terrace and an adjoining bathroom, a second bedroom, with its own bathroom and a third bedroom, with a shower room. There is a toilet on the landing. The second floor, with sloping ceilings, includes 3 bedrooms, a fitted dressing room, a bathroom and a toilet. The basement comprises miscellaneous utility rooms (cellar, laundry room, storeroom), a games room, a home cinema, an exercise room and an indoor swimming pool looking out over a sunken area. The entire house recently underwent full renovation works which enhanced the numerous original features such as herringbone pattern parquet flooring, panelling, cornices and fireplaces. An outbuilding in the parklands houses staff accommodation and a 3-car garage.

The house

The property is entered via tall gates that open into the 1,760 m² parklands, planted with trees over a hundred years old. A driveway crosses a lawn and leads to the house which was built in 1900, in a classical, refined style that reflects the best of the aesthetic and architectural codes of the time: a rectangular building flanked by a higher wing and additional features such as a terrace with balusters, a loggia, a bow window and an impressive porch. The brick facades are adorned with white lintels, jambs, quoins and horizontal string courses. The steep slate roof is enhanced with overhanging eaves and crowned with a finial, crests and a lightning conductor. It spans a total of approx. 395 m² of living space, laid out over a ground floor raised above a full basement, a first floor and a second floor with sloping ceilings. This residence was recently renovated throughout.

Ground floor
An impressive porch, topped with a wrought iron canopy, provides access to a vestibule. A first through lounge-dining room features a bow window. This room communicates via glazed doors with a second, triple aspect lounge, enhanced with a fireplace and decorated with a loggia. It opens on to a terrace, bordered with balusters and spanning approx. 60 m², which dominates the parklands. A fully fitted kitchen with a separate entrance can also be used for family mealtimes. A study, featuring a fireplace, is reached directly from the vestibule. The ground floor also includes a toilet, a back door and the stairway going upstairs. The reception rooms, with their 3 m high ceilings, span a total floor surface area of approx. 80 m². Floors are covered with herringbone pattern parquet flooring or stone tiles. Walls are adorned with panelling, panels or wainscoting.
First floor
The stairway goes up to the first floor landing which provides access to all the rooms on this level. A main bedroom opens on to a balcony; its adjoining bathroom is fitted with a bath, a shower and two wash-hand basins. A door leads to a terrace, spanning approx. 40 m². A second bedroom also has an adjoining bathroom, fitted with a bath and a wash-hand basin. A third bedroom has an adjoining shower room, with a shower and a wash-hand basin. The landing comprises cupboards and a toilet. Carpet has been laid over the parquet floors.
Second floor
Some of the rooms on the second floor have sloping ceilings. A landing provides access to all the rooms on this level which include a vast bedroom, with cupboards, two other bedrooms, a fitted dressing room and a bathroom, with a bath and a wash-hand basin. There is a toilet on the landing and parquet flooring throughout.
A stairway going down from the vestibule provides direct access to the basement. On either side of a wide corridor, with a hall area, are a boiler-laundry room, a storeroom and a wine cellar. These precede a comfortably furnished games room and a home cinema, separated from the latter by a glass partition, which are followed by an exercise room and an indoor swimming pool, opening on to a sunken area, planted with bamboo. There are also numerous cupboards, a machine room, a toilet and a shower.
An outbuilding, concealed by the vegetation, comprises staff accommodation including a living room with a small fitted kitchen area, a dressing room, a bedroom and a shower room. It is enhanced with a separate, discreet terrace. The same building also includes a 3-car garage, with remote-controlled doors.

Our opinion

It is possibly this residence that would be sketched if a real-life drawing of a house representing a pleasant place to live in real luxury had to be pencilled. The eclecticism that was so popular in the late 19th century is already simplified here, where the chosen, culturally familiar features are associated so as to create an instant feeling of well-being. The parklands, terraces and vast reception areas greatly contribute to this. The main feature of the luxurious home comforts is to be found under the raised ground floor in the form of an indoor swimming pool, bathed in light. The recent renovation works have added the best facilities for an extremely comfortable way of life in a building steeped in timeless elegance.

2 690 000 €
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Reference 487914

Number of rooms 9
Number of bedrooms 6
Land registry surface area 1760 m2
Reception area80 m2
Ceiling height3.00
Living space395 m2
Surface Terrace70 m2
Surface Balcony4 m2
Surface Terrace20 m2
Garage 1
Garage 2
Garage 3
Parking 1
Parking 2
Parking 3
Parking 4

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Renaud Goalabré       +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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