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An early 20th century, vast, luxurious home and its garden outbuilding on the
outskirts of a town classified as a “Unesco design city” in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Saint-Étienne, LOIRE rhones-alps 42000 FR


In the midst of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, the little town in which this property stands has a large industrial infrastructure made up of companies that are leaders in their field. It is very near to Saint-Etienne. This large town, classified as a “city of design” by Unesco, has a history that is heavily linked to industrial modernity as well as a wealth of creators and inventors. Constantly changing, its dynamics link art and industry.
Châteaucreux TGV train station is but 15 minutes from this property whilst Lyon and Saint-Exupéry international airport are less than an hour away.


This property, standing in the midst of a little town with some 15,000 inhabitants, was constructed in 1913 by an industrialist, faithful to his origins in the north of France which can predominantly be seen in his use of brick. It is also marked by the Art Nouveau style. A garden, spanning approx. 500 m², is planted with trees over a hundred years old and features an outbuilding. All amenities required on a daily basis are but a stone’s throw away and include a market, shops, schools, cultural and sports centres as well as an SNCF train station.

The large, luxurious home

This large, luxurious house is constructed from brick, facing its garden. It stands in a U-shape with two wings, one polygonal and the other rectangular, both of which have been given the appearance of towers. Large windows overlooking the garden, some of which are arched, provide great luminosity. A garden-level terrace in the centre of the house, between the towers, leads to the small, walled garden via a few steps. It is delimited by balustrades, just like the terrace on the second floor. Spanning a floor surface area of approx. 200 m² per level, this property has, over time, been divided vertically into two dwellings courtesy of two interior stairways. Communication between the two sections could easily be re-established.

Ground floor
Each of the two dwellings has its own entrance on the ground floor. One opens into a hall, housing a superb wooden stairway. The other provides access to the ground floor itself, composed of garages, spanning approx. 65 m², three large cellars and the boiler room. A stairway goes to the floor above in the second dwelling.
Garden level
This level, spanning approx. 210 m², comprises the reception rooms of both dwellings including kitchens, a dining room, lounges and libraries. The decor in all these rooms is marked by the Art Nouveau style with some floral cast iron radiators, herringbone pattern parquet flooring, marble fireplaces, wide arched windows and two majestic wooden stairways going to the upper floors. The lounges in each section open on to the central, garden-level terrace.
First floor
The first floor comprises the bedrooms of both dwellings, eight in total, as well as period bathrooms. The high ceilings add to the spaciousness of the rooms. The old windows, fitted with indoor shutters, predominantly look out over the garden.
Second floor
This level houses five bedrooms and bathrooms. Some rooms have partially sloping ceilings and are illuminated via shed dormers. In the same way as on the garden level, French windows open on to a central terrace, delimited by a balustrade. The rounded openings in the octagonal tower are very tall, which has made it possible to include a mezzanine.

The small outbuilding in the garden

A small, stone outbuilding, spanning approx. 55 m², stands in the garden, adjoining the garden wall. Its openings are framed with red bricks to match those of the main house. This little house is covered with a single-slope roof. The one hundred year old trees in the garden form a screen of vegetation, appearing to isolate the property from the rest of the world. Two metal gates open on to a narrow street.

Our opinion

This house bears witness to the region’s history; fortunes were made in industry there in the late 19th, early 20th century. The brick courses are reminiscent of the north of France, where manufacturing and mining were also booming. With its wings resembling towers, its terraces and its overhanging roofs, this residence also has an air of a Florentine villa. All of these references will be a source of inspiration for the works that will have to be carried out by the new owners. Style, spacious rooms and copious amounts of light flooding in through large windows are all there. It even has a garden, with an outbuilding, despite being in the centre of town. Its floor surface area is such that division into several flats could be a possibility.

Exclusive sale

370 000 €
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Reference 464152

Land registry surface area 776 m2
Main building surface area 630 m2
Outbuilding surface area 55 m2

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

Regional representative

Florence Granier       +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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