In the south of the French department of Haute-Garonne, an hour from Spain and Toulouse (international airport and TGV train station). Ten minutes from a small, unspoilt market town with primary and secondary schools, a large variety of little shops, restaurants, a library and even a good cinema.
This robust, classical style residence, spanning three levels under an attic floor, is set out around a square courtyard forming a light well. The facade on the square side constitutes the determining feature. The ground floor, generally assigned to all that has to do with domesticity (kitchens, larders, wine cellar, etc.), was at one time converted into a café and a post office. All that remains are several sparse and yet significant features such as a sink, a large fireplace taking pride of place in the room that comprised the old café, a former cloakroom and even the glazed wooden counter of the old post office, preserved inside a large room.
The state rooms looking out over the square are laid out one after another, those overlooking the other sides of the courtyard can be reached differently depending on their layout, all of them forming a maze where everything on view is of a surprising authenticity, from bedrooms with Louis XIV stucco decoration to a neo-gothic dining room. In a polychromy of beams, fragments of a fresco landscape are next to tympanums with scrolls featuring putti. The electric wiring is perfectly concealed. The 20th century has also helped to enhance the residence, especially in the actual kitchen where the owner, a painter, has covered one wall with coloured tiles. A 17th century stairway with balusters has also been painted, marking the taste of an era and a person.
The original rendering which has disappeared from part of the facade facing the square could easily be redone. Whilst the roof is already in pristine condition.
Royal grandeur and sought-after discretion are combined in this spacious residence that ghosts must have been loath to abandon. Although each era has left its mark since the Middle-Ages, they all did so scrupulously respecting the previous additions, a rare combination having made it possible to preserve numerous invaluable features and hand them down through the generations without change. The roof, the electric wiring and the masonry are sound and no major works are required. However, some works to improve home comforts could be envisaged with the creation of additional bathrooms and toilets without having to carry out extensive alterations. Nooks and crannies abound in this pleasant, dusty maze, just waiting to accommodate family and friends.
380 000 €
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Prix de vente de 400 000 à 600 000 euros 6% TTC*
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Prix de vente au-delà de 500 000 euros 6% TTC*
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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 %
|Land registry surface area||988 m2|
|Main building surface area||1119 m2|
Philippe Fritsch       +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.