Near to Fontainebleau, a house dating from the Art-Deco era
and its outbuilding looking out over the Seine Valley and the forest
Fontainebleau, SEINE-ET-MARNE ile-de-france 77300 FR

Location

This property, in a verdant setting in the south of the Ile-de-France region, stands on the heights of a village alongside the river Seine. The surroundings are renowned for their tranquillity as well as their natural and cultural wealth, notably the village of Barbizon, where the famous “Barbizon School of Art” was founded.
The village has a train station with 50-minute links to Paris-Gare-de-Lyon. The nearby Bois-le-Roi train station also provides frequent 30-minute links to the French capital. Paris can be reached by car via the A5 and A6 motorways.
The town is lucky enough to have an infant and junior school as well as a bakery. Other local shops and amenities are to be found in two neighbouring villages.

Description

Following one of the streets on the heights of the village, the property can be located in a quiet, no-through road, lined with character houses. It is kept out of sight of onlookers by a hedge of conifer trees, with remote-controlled gates for vehicles on either side and a central pedestrian gate.
A wide, paved parvis sets the house back off of the street. A detached garage stands on the east side and the greater part of the garden is laid out behind the house.

The house

Constructed in 1929 and inspired by the Art Deco style, its architecture combines symmetrical and curved shapes. The pointed white stone facades feature numerous basket-handle arched windows, enhanced with red brick surrounds, matching the similarly coloured terracotta tiles covering the gable roof. Almost all the windows are enhanced with wrought iron railings. A rear extension, with its three sets of French windows, gives a wide view of the garden. The raised ground floor is accessed via the main, south-facing facade by means of a porch, with a horseshoe-shaped stairway. Said porch is protected by pear-shaped balusters and sheltered by a first-floor balcony, supported in turn by two columns, extending up to the second floor.
The house spans a total of approx. 350 m² of living space laid out over four levels.


Garden level
This large, fully converted and autonomous area comprises a vast room, with grey stoneware floor tiles, a bedroom, with a bathroom and separate toilet, as well as a small fully fitted kitchen. This level also includes a small cellar and a boiler room. Its three entrances make it totally independent.
Ground floor
The entrance opens into a large corridor. The latter provides access, on one side, via a set of double, glazed doors to a vast dining room, bathed in light courtesy of its numerous windows and its octagonal white floor tiles, inlaid with grey decoration. On the other side, the corridor leads to a study, with strip pattern parquet flooring and walls lined with bookshelf units. It is followed by a cloakroom, a toilet and a fully fitted kitchen, with a black granite worksurface, opening on to the living room.
The latter is laid out at the back of the house in a pentagonal extension, illuminated via three sets of large French windows, opening on to a terrace and the garden. The size of this room is enhanced by its cathedral ceiling, the roofing framework of which is exposed. The old external wall still features its pointed white stone. However, it now features a central fireplace, with a straight chimney breast and a mantel that has been ingeniously extended as a handrail for the flight of steps leading to the dining room. The floor here is laid with large stoneware tiles, resembling Burgundy stone.
A flight of steps on either side goes from the kitchen or the dining room to the living room. A central door opens on to the stairwell. All the door and window frames on this level are made of wood and are double-glazed.

First floor
A landing provides access to a vast suite, enhanced with a dressing room which has access to a balcony and a bathroom, with a shower and toilet, the wash-hand basins of which are made of dressed river stone. Another two bedrooms share a shower room, with a toilet as well as a large cupboard.
With the exception of the bathrooms and toilets, the floors on this level are laid with strip pattern, oak wood parquet flooring.

Second floor
This level is taken up by three bedrooms, with slightly sloping ceilings, as well as a bathroom, with a toilet and a large storage area. The windows on this floor give an unobstructed view over the surroundings. Four small attics are spread out in the four rooms. The floors are laid with strip pattern, oak wood parquet flooring.
Garage
This completely detached garage is on the east side of the house. Under a hip roof, covered with terracotta tiles, it spans a surface area of approx. 75 m². Courtesy of its two remote-controlled doors, it can house several vehicles.

Our opinion

This house is in an ideal location: away from any nuisances, in a perfectly quiet, no-through road and in a dominant position with wide views taking in the Seine Valley and Fontainebleau Forest. Its spacious rooms, the number of bedrooms and the clarity of the rooms make this a perfect family home, also able to offer multiple professional possibilities. Given the poetic character of the decor as well as the artistic and cultural tradition of the local area linked to the royal town, it would be very easy to imagine an art studio laid out in the large room on the garden level.

875 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 770332

Land registry surface area 1625 m2
Main building surface area 350 m2
Number of bedrooms 7
Outbuilding surface area 75 m2

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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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