in the Brie-Française region
The town comes into view around a loop in the river Yerres on the edge of Sénart forest. Erosion and hydrography have fashioned the limestone and clay subsoils into a plateau relief, hollowed by two valleys sloping towards the river Seine. Nowadays, the town, 21 km to the south-east of Paris, has 25,000 inhabitants. A holiday resort since the 19th century and still predominantly residential, its urban scenery has kept its heritage of rich houses. A theatre and museums give the town a busy cultural life. Bordered to the south by the N6 and crossed by the D33, D54 and D94 roads, the town is also on the RER train line D.
Constructed in 1870, it stands out courtesy of the classical harmony of its Mansard-style architecture. The nobility of the materials used, stone, slate, millstone grit and wood, ensures the lasting quality of the house. Built over a full basement, it spans a ground floor and two upper levels. Cellar and attic. A garage adjoins the basement. The total floor surface area of the house is approx. 300 m² and that of the basement is approx. 100 m².
Wooden, entrance doors, adorned with stained glass, open into a vast vestibule. The ground floor comprises a fitted, open-plan kitchen, a dressing room, a storage room and a toilet on the west side. A widely open space on the south side is taken up by a dining room and a lounge, with a stone fireplace. Large French windows let copious of light into this room which opens directly on to the terrace. Parquet flooring. A reading room follows on from the lounge on the east side.
A large landing provides access to a bedroom, its dressing room and its private bathroom. The rooms are made extremely bright by their large, south-facing windows. A bedroom, a shower room and a toilet. A study. Parquet flooring.
The landing room provides access to a bedroom, with a dressing room, two bedrooms, a bathroom and a toilet.
The fully converted basement, spanning approx. 100 m², is extremely bright. It comprises a boiler room, a wine cellar, a laundry room and a spacious exercise room. Double windows and a French window provide direct access to the terrace and to the garden from the exercise room. The garage is adjoining.
Some 20 km from Paris, the urban landscape still features its heritage and the tranquillity of the countryside reigns, despite the fact that all town pleasures are to be found nearby. In addition to the exceptional luminosity existing in every room, this house is beautifully laid out. Is it not true that “No-one has designed a better general layout than François Mansart”? Identically laid out, every floor is easy to move around and all the rooms exude a feeling of well-being.
|Land registry surface area||2227 m2|
|Main building surface area||300 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||5|
Bénédicte Praplan +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.