residences for sale melun - seine-et-marne department in france

An 1875, neo-classical residence and its outbuildings,
with more than 8,000 m² of parklands, very near to Melun town centre
Melun, SEINE-ET-MARNE ile-de-france 77000 FR


About an hour’s drive from the French capital which can also be reached via numerous direct trains, with 30-minute links to Gare-de-Lyon, as well as via the RER train line.
This property is in a commune, between the river Seine and Fontainebleau forest, on the outskirts of Melun. Its immediate surroundings still exude a village atmosphere whilst the prefecture town has all infrastructures, including a train station, a hospital, schools, numerous shops and a cultural way of life. The banks of the river Seine and the many parks are ideal places to go for a walk.


Set on the heights of the hills around the Seine, surrounded by houses and housing estates, this property is enclosed by high stone walls. It is entered via impressive metal gates, flanked by two buildings, one being the caretaker’s cottage and the other comprising offices, garages and a workshop. The residence stands in the centre of vast parklands.

The residence

This neo-classical style residence, with French “Elément bâti remarquable” (outstanding building) classification, dates from 1875. Its traditional construction is composed of dressed stone masonry, under zinc decks and slate roofs. A double stairway enhanced with stone baluster railings, on one of its sides, provides access to the entrance, sheltered by an elegant canopy. The opposite side is extended along its full length by a large veranda. The rear facade is adorned with an impressive canopy which protects the lounge’s French window.
Constructed over a semi-underground basement, it spans a total of approx. 390 m² of living space over three levels.

Ground floor
This slightly raised level, spanning approx. 200 m², is predominantly given over to reception rooms, the herringbone pattern parquet flooring of which has long been protected by thick carpet. The entrance door opens into a double hall-lounge, with a stone fireplace, travertine stone floor tiles and a wide stairway. A fitted kitchen, on the right-hand side, precedes a linen room and a door leading to the cellar. Straight on, on the right, a dining room is adorned with an impressive carved wooden fireplace. It is followed by a study, two sets of double doors opening into a lounge, enhanced this time with a marble fireplace and opening via a French window on to a porch, protected by a long canopy. A second lounge-library provides access to a very elegant conservatory, with black and white marble floor tiles laid in a chessboard pattern.
First floor
A corridor leads to a suite, with a bathroom and a dressing room, to a bedroom, with a bathroom, to a bedroom, with a shower room, to a bedroom, with a wash-hand basin, to another bedroom and to a toilet.
Second floor
This level comprises a large bedroom, steeped in light, with a wide view over the parklands courtesy of its wall, fully glazed in a workshop style and enhanced with stone balusters. It also includes two more bedrooms, a shower room, a toilet and two storage rooms.
The basement can also be reached from the outside. It comprises a large room, a boiler room, a laundry room, a wine cellar and various other cellars.

The outbuildings

The outbuildings are composed of two pavilions, the roof edges of which are decorated with painted wooden lambrequins. They flank the main gateway. One is in use as a caretaker’s cottage comprising a kitchen, a lounge and a shower room with a toilet on the ground floor; upstairs are two bedrooms. The other pavilion is laid out as two garages, with two offices upstairs.
Following on is a workshop and another 2-car garage.

The parklands

The parklands extend over a surface area of approx. 8,300 m². Planted with multiple species of majestic trees over a hundred years old, they were originally crossed by a stream, spanned by a little wrought iron bridge. Apart from during the winter months, they take on a protective role, concealing the residence from onlookers in the street.

Our opinion

Even though this residence has been somewhat neglected for a while, it is still impressive in appearance. Its attraction comes from the simplicity of its lines and the transparency of its glass: that of the old veranda, running along one entire side, that of the canopies and that of the workshop style windows on the second floor. It has numerous viewpoints looking out over the vast parklands, such as it is rare to find so near to the centre of one of the large towns in a 50 km radius around Paris. Obviously, a family could settle comfortably here, benefiting from almost all advantages. This residence, with its neo-classical decor, could also become a small, luxury hotel. It would equally enhance a company, having the good taste to use this building as their head office.

Exclusive sale

685 000 €
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Reference 240424

Land registry surface area 8328 m2
Main building surface area 390 m2

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Regional representative

Gilles Baleria       +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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