Less than 10 km from Condom, where the borders of three French departments, Gers, Landes and Lot-et-Garonne, meet and the landscape is still that of the Armagnac region. This property is an hour’s drive from the Bordeaux-Toulouse motorway and from Agen with its flights to Orly as well as its TGV trains taking 190 minutes to reach Paris.
The main house
The main house, constructed from large quarry blocks of light-coloured stone, extends to the south and to the north. Its long, west-facing facade, with its small windows, looks out over the access lane and its plateau-pruned hedge of plane trees.
The east-facing facade looks out over the immense L-shaped swimming pool, from which it is separated by a large paved deck. The white walls, the tall French windows and the clear water give this spot an almost Californian air.
The old wine storehouse
This old wine storehouse has been transformed into an office and a house. The central through section has two large picture windows on the north and south sides. There are light beige floor tiles throughout the house; the truss is exposed with resonance-proof plaster panels between the beams, much appreciated in a working environment. A large wood-burning stove stands against the east wall. On the east side, a step down and separated from the central section by a counter, is a kitchen with a sink set in the angle formed by the tiled counter and the kitchen range set at right angles. Two small-paned windows and a large French window face south, looking out over the paved terrace which separates the wine storehouse from the main house.
Then comes a storeroom and, at the end of the corridor, a French window, opening, on the north side, on to a covered terrace which can also be reached from the central section via a French window.
On the west side, behind a wooden partition running the length of the living room, is a cupboard housing the heating controls. Next, a door opens into a bedroom with a flat, white-painted ceiling, white walls and a small west-facing window.
In the middle of the wooden partition, a second passageway goes to two bedrooms and a bathroom reached via a corridor.
Backing on to the last bedroom is the stairway providing access to the mezzanine running along the west wall.
The other facilities
Near to the main house, on the east side but separated from it by a paved terrace, is a large L-shaped swimming pool. It ends with a deck covered with a few centimetres of water where it is pleasant to sunbathe. A section next to this forms a bubble bath.
On the other side of the swimming pool, facing the house, a gazebo with its masonry pillars and its dome resembles an African hut or summerhouse. This is an ideal spot for eating relaxed meals courtesy of its tall barbecue at the back.
The garages and the artist’s studio are laid out in a building on the north side, separated from the house by a paved terrace, itself half-covered by an atrium, ready to ward off any rain. The 28 m² sculpture studio adjoins the garages. It opens, on the east side, via a very large, artist’s workshop style atrium, stretching from the floor up to the ceiling. It has white walls, a flat plaster ceiling and a sink on the north wall. On the west side, a straight stone stairway goes to the garage level with its 46 m² cement floor able to take three cars.
Above the artist’s studio, a studio flat spanning the same floor surface area, faces east via atrium windows. It has light beige floor tiles, a separate bathroom with a shower and a wash-hand basin as well as a separate toilet. A few more steps lead, directly above the garage, to a large 46 m² dormitory, with light-coloured floor tiles laid out under a light-coloured wooden truss. It also has two long sliding windows on the west side and a large window overlooking the stairwell. The walls are painted with acrylic paint in wide light-ochre and red-ochre strips. The bedroom is divided into two sections comprising a large living room on entering and at the end, behind the truss forming an alcove, a dormitory section which resembles a large cabin! A bathroom, two wash-hand basins and a shower, with a separate toilet. The top of the stairs features a glazed, north-facing partition looking out over the garden.
A raised farm shed, standing on a small hillock, is constructed from breeze blocks. Its south and east facades are covered with sober planking imitating the openings in tobacco drying sheds. It has an Everite roof. On the east side, a large workshop room, spanning approx. 30 m², communicates on the west side with the farm shed section where all the farming equipment such as tractors, horse boxes and round hay bales are stored. Above, a flat area reached via a stone stairway is used as storage space. The covered surface area, spanning approx. 240 m², is open on the west side.
An old construction, with a well, below the garage, resembles a small guardhouse.
The stables are reached on the north side via a large carriage door. The roof is insulated with sheets of heat-reflecting rock wool. A wide, central, through passageway provides access to nine horse loose boxes, two loose boxes for ponies which can be converted into a single foaling stall as well as treatment rooms. All the horse loose boxes are fitted with an automatic feeding system and, on the side with six horse loose boxes, the floor is covered with a rubberized flooring to prevent the horses slipping. Next, a storage attic followed by a shower room and sundeck for the horses. A masonry stairway precedes the tack room which communicates with the boiler room and provides access to a flat spanning approx. 90 m² comprising a 45 m² living room with an open-plan kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. An outside stairway leads from the main room to the meadows for the horses.
The large central corridor leads to the covered riding arena, at the end of this building. A large floor surface area spanning 600 m², the floor is covered with sand and the arena is fitted with a kick board. The lighting is installed so as not to cast any shadows.
An outside dressage ring faces the stables on the other side of the lane.
The well-being of humans has not been sacrificed for that of the horses who are particularly pampered here and who will show their appreciation when trekking through the gently undulating countryside. New owners and their guests will benefit from an exceptionally large swimming pool, from a daring use of light on the insides, from a subtle blend of old materials with pure contemporary lines and from an inventive use of colours throughout the rooms.
Happiness is to be found here for man and beasts alike both in the meadows and under the trees.
1 600 000 €
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|Land registry surface area||21 ha 53 a 15 ca|
|Main building surface area||600 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||1600 m2|
Armelle Chiberry du Vignau    +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.