just a stone’s throw from Tour’s town centre and its train station
Paris can be reached in 55 minutes via TGV train. The train station is just a few minutes’ walk away as is the district with food shops. The A10 motorway is 10 minutes away. This property is, therefore, in a very central location.
A townhouse typical of the area around Tours
A mansion house in Tours? No, a townhouse typical of the area around Tours. Bearing witness to local housing, it is constructed from freestone. Its facade is composed of three bays where sculpted panels flank the openings. The levels are separated by stone string courses. The three windows on the first or noble floor are topped with triple arched, stone moulding, supported by small pilasters. The keystones of these windows are decorated with foliated scrolls, enhanced with flowers and ribbons. Wrought iron railings protect the large windows. The gable, slate roof features two roof dormers.
A carriage gateway opens off the street on to the porch. The concrete floor is painted and decorated. Cornices adorn the ceiling. Two sets of French windows, featuring geometric stained-glass motifs, provide access to the courtyard and, via a few steps, to the townhouse. This level comprises a vestibule, housing an oak wood stairway and leading to a lounge, a dining room and a kitchen, all looking out over the courtyard on the south side. The floors are covered with oak wood parquet flooring, laid in strip or randomly-matched patterns. The ceilings are decorated with cornices. Tall windows let copious amounts of light into the rooms. Their fireplaces are made of marble, either white or brown in colour, with richly sculpted mantels.
The decorative features on this level are identical to those on the ground floor, with solid oak wood parquet flooring, laid in strip or herringbone patterns, and ceilings enhanced with cornices. One of them, featuring coffers adorned with modillions, is especially outstanding. The upstairs, intended for parental use, comprises a large, south-facing bedroom, with a bath and shower room, a study, a dressing room as well as a separate toilet.
The stairway goes up to a corridor which provides access to three bedrooms, one of which has its own bathroom, a shower room and a separate toilet. Decorative features are omnipresent.
With some rooms having sloping ceilings, the landing provides access to four bedrooms, a shower room and a toilet.
The basement can be reached from inside the house and via the courtyard. It comprises a linen room, a storage room, a boiler room and a wine cellar. One large room opens on to the outside.
The garden can be reached from the porch via double doors, decorated with stained glass. South-facing, this paved courtyard is filled with flowers. An outbuilding, spanning a floor surface area of approx. 40 m², has been converted into a self-contained dwelling, with a main room and a mezzanine, a shower room and a toilet. A garden shed is used for storing tools.
The Touraine region, with its refined architecture, renowned as the birthplace of the academic French language and dubbed the Garden of France, has such a variety of assets that it appeals to all the senses. Tours appeals because of its pleasant, provincial way of living so near to Paris. Of a good size, this bright, patrimonial home still has all of its heritage features. One of its major assets is its ideal location near to the train station and the town centre.
|Land registry surface area||250 m2|
|Main building surface area||270 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||50 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||9|
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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.