A character house, with large outbuildings and more than a hectare of land,
50 km from Paris in the French department of Essonne
Mondeville, ESSONNE ile-de-france 91590 FR

Location

The town, neighbouring La-Ferté-Alais, is on the RER train line C. Slip roads for the A6 motorway as well as the town of Étampes are 20 km away.
The centre of La-Ferté-Alais has all main shops, schools and numerous state and private amenities. The aerodrome in Cerny, well known for its museum, is 10 minutes’ drive away. Milly-la-Forêt, a small attractive town with its cultural dynamics featuring Jean-Cocteau, its 15th century covered market place, its “Cyclopes” sculpture, and its “Conservatory of Medicinal Plants”.

Description

This house stands in the midst of a 10,429 m² plot of land, totally enclosed by fencing and adjoining the forest. Metal gates, fitted with an alarm system, provide entrance to this property. The irregular-shaped, partially sloping grounds are laid out with driveways, a courtyard in front of the building, a garden in front of the terrace on the south side and with woods and rocks on the north side. The house, constructed in 1975, initially comprised two adjoining dwellings in a single building. Nowadays, it is but one home, spanning a floor surface area of approx. 430 m². The facades of the main building were constructed from breeze blocks, lined with small brick on the inside. The walls were then faced with exposed stone over the entire ground floor and turret facades. Doors and window frames as well as shutters are made of wood and the windows are double-glazed. Oak wood was privileged for the interior woodwork. Flat tiles cover the roof, redone in 2015. The roofing framework is made of wood.
The outdoor swimming pool, concealed by a low cover, is hewn in the vast paved terrace. The latter is separated from the rest of the garden by hedges, making the area quite private.
Two awnings, including one solid structure with wooden pillars and a flat tile roof, extend around the perimeter of the main facades

The house

The house, constructed in 1975, initially comprised two adjoining dwellings in a single building. Nowadays, it is but one home, spanning a floor surface area of approx. 430 m². The facades of the main building were constructed from breeze blocks, lined with small brick on the inside. The walls were then faced with exposed stone over the entire ground floor and turret facades.


Ground floor
The ground floor comprises an entrance hall providing access to a bright, south-facing, double lounge-dining room and a fully fitted kitchen. A fireplace enhances a reading room, next to the lounge. These rooms, almost entirely open over both the exterior and the interior, create a large surface area, the privacy of which is preserved courtesy of the exposed beams. The floor is paved with terracotta tiles.
Reached via a stairway, the other section of the building is laid out as a dressing room, a bedroom with a bathroom and a bedroom with a separate bathroom, a laundry room, a billiard room and a study.

First floor
This level comprises four bedrooms, two of which have their own shower room, and a separate toilet; the turret houses a bedroom with a toilet.
Attic
The attic space covers the entire floor surface area of the building. It can be used as storage space, but its low ridge makes it unsuitable as living space.
Cellar
Two garages, a set of cellars and storerooms compose the basement which runs under the entire floor surface area of the house.

Our opinion

The house’s recent architecture has given a charm and a particular character to the entire property. The layout of the house is perfect for numerous interesting projects. The two separate entrances would ideally suit owners seeking to run a freelance business from home or to create a second dwelling for a member of the family. This property has always been inhabited and is immaculately kept. The floors, the roofs and the walls are all in a very good state of repair. Future owners will be able to envisage moving in straightaway.

1 250 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 762789

Land registry surface area 10429 m2
Main building surface area 430 m2
Number of bedrooms 7

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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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