The town of Vésinet was once a part of Yvelines Forest, a private royal estate since François 1st. Henri IV much appreciated the view of it from his Château-Neuf in Saint-Germain-en-Laye and Louis XIV, just like other kings before him, loved to hunt there. The actual history of Le-Vésinet begins, however, in the middle of the 19th century, when Alphonse Pallu and his associates bought these premises in order to create a town-garden. Supported by the development of the railway line, the town then expanded rapidly despite being controlled by strict specifications, still in force to this day. The town, listed and carefully protected, has preserved its unspoilt setting as well as a rare and comfortable quality of life.
This property is less than ten minutes’ walk from the town centre and Le-Vésinet-Centre station on RER train line A which takes 20 minutes to get to Paris and 6 minutes to get to Saint-Germain-en-Laye. State schools are less than a 3-minute walk away. Le-Bon-Sauveur school is less than 5 minutes away by car whilst the Lycée-International-de Saint-Germain-en-Laye is but a 15-minute car drive away. The proximity of the A86 and the A14 motorways makes it possible to reach Paris or Versailles in 20 minutes.
The main house
The main house was constructed in 1867 by architect Denis-Louis-Destors in accordance with the model of the gamekeepers’ cottages in Bois-de-Boulogne. Recently extended, the house is listed on the General Cultural Heritage Inventory for the French department of Ile-de-France. Its wide wrought iron gates open into a paved courtyard that leads to the house’s main entrance.
The annex house
Standing on the left-hand side of the entrance gates in the paved courtyard, this building is constructed from brick and wood under a slate roof. Its ground floor houses a first flat composed of an entrance hall, a living room, a bedroom, a shower room, a laundry room and a storage area. It also has a large garage with a workshop and a covered parking area for two cars. Upstairs are two more flats. The first comprises a kitchen, a living room and a bathroom with a toilet; the other includes a kitchen, a shower room with a toilet and a large living room.
The garden, laid out all around the main house, is composed of a vast lawn and planted with numerous old cedar and shore pine trees. The lake borders a large section of the grounds and it is quite common to see ducks and swans sitting in the sunshine. A small wooden chalet, standing not far from the water, is fitted with a sauna.
Just a stone’s throw from the French capital, this residence is literally bathed in light which is reflected off the water of the lake, in a superb, rare setting where large numbers of web-footed and other birds nest. This home, its architecture inspired by the extremely beautiful 19th century wooden chalets, exudes the elegance of holiday homes such as they were designed at the end of the Second Empire and gives its residents the impression of ever being on holiday. This family property has all the required assets. Its annex house could be converted in order to accommodate caretakers or passing friends. It could also provide rental income or be used by proprietors seeking to work from home.
3 965 000 €
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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||12|
|Number of bedrooms||6|
|Possible nNumber of bedrooms||8|
|Land registry surface area||2742 m2|
|Reception area||64 m2|
|Living space||450 m2|
Caroline Caron de Panthou    +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.