in Bagneux’s historic town centre, steeped in its village atmosphere
Just 2 km from Paris, Bagneux has a wealth of history as is proved by the various buildings dotted throughout the town such as the listed, Saint-Hermeland, 12th century church, Maison Richelieu and the chateau, known as the “Maison des Marronniers”, property of Count Jacques-Claude-Beugnot, a politician who lived to a great age between the French Revolution and the Restauration era. This address is near to shops, a Sunday market and numerous good schools, including an infant and primary school just a few metres away (École-Rosenberg). Several green open spaces flanking the town centre include Richelieu and Puits-Saint-Georges Parks as well as the parklands surrounding Sceaux Chateau, less than five minutes away by car and 10 minutes by bike via the Coulée-Verte. A bus stop outside the property is on route 128, leading directly to Paris or making it possible to reach lines 4 and 13 of the underground in just a few minutes. The French capital is less than 5 minutes away by car via the Porte-d’Orléans. An interesting prospect is the future construction of two new underground lines which will bring Bagneux nearer to Paris.
Inside, the ground floor comprises a double lounge, a dining room, a vast kitchen and a laundry room. The upper floors include five bedrooms, several bathrooms and a games room. The basement is taken up by several storage areas, a study and a boiler room.
Three large terraces look out over the garden, planted with flowers and various species of trees, including a majestic conifer. The various outside areas form a sort of cocoon around the house. Several cars could be parked out of sight, notably by the rear courtyard.
This house was built in the 1930’s on a farm estate and originally belonged to a market gardener. The facade is constructed from millstone grit, which provides a light, natural insulation, much sought-after at the time. The building has since been completely renovated and has no need of any works.
The house is entered via a flight of Burgundy stone steps, topped with an elegant wooden awning. This external entrance provides access to a wide door, with intricately wrought ironwork. Once over the threshold, visitors are enthralled by the detail in the original mosaic flooring, with its floral and coloured enamel motifs, reminiscent of the Art Deco style, very much in fashion at the time this house was constructed. On the right-hand side is a reading room with its wide bookshelf unit. This bright room faces west with a view over the garden. Its floor is laid with aged oak wood parquet flooring. At the end of the hall, on the left-hand side, a corridor leads to a vast kitchen, a dining room and a double lounge.
Behind its double, sliding doors, the kitchen is laid out around a central unit. It is fully fitted and enhanced with numerous cupboards. This room features a tall window opening on to the rear courtyard. Cement floor tiles are harmoniously mixed with parquet flooring. The ceiling features several floral mouldings. The dining room, facing the kitchen, has a view of the garden and is a peaceful area given over to relaxation. The 50 m², double lounge is steeped in light courtesy of several French windows, providing direct access out on to the various terraces. The period decor includes ceiling moulding and wainscoting with cap moulding. A wood-burning stove forms an original feature. Opposite the lounge, a door leads to a large functional laundry room, with a shower. A utility door provides access from the laundry room to the house.
A solid oak wood stairway goes up to the first floor which is characterised by spacious rooms. An impressive study is laid out on the left-hand side of the landing. This room is illuminated via two wide windows overlooking the garden. Further on, the main bedroom (with a wardrobe) is immense; it spans a floor surface area of more than 25 m². It stands out courtesy of its strip pattern parquet flooring and its Majorelle blue decor. It opens on to a private terrace with a panoramic view of Eiffel Tower. The adjoining, brilliant white bathroom also includes an exercise room at one end. The immaculate bathroom floor tiles match the double round wash-hand basins in their vanity unit.
The top floor, spanning a surface area of 100 m², is customarily that given over to the children. Three large bedrooms, fitted with bathrooms, two of which are private, take up the space, together with a lounge, laid out as a games room. All the rooms are large and bright and feature charming sloping ceilings.
The cellar can be reached via the inside by means of a stairway or via a door from the outside of the house. Spanning a floor surface area of 90 m², it comprises four large storage rooms, a boiler room, a study and a wine cellar.
Three terraces are laid out around the house, making it possible for residents to take advantage of the sunshine from dawn to dusk. Furthermore, one of them has a clear view of Eiffel Tower, whilst another provides direct access to the garden by means of a flight of steps. The last terrace is big enough to be laid out as an eating area. All three are protected by fine railings.
Neighbouring the French capital and dotted with green, open spaces as well as old buildings, this district still has its historic character and its charm of yesteryear. Its peaceful, residential atmosphere brings a provincial way of life to mind. Reflecting its surroundings, behind the tree branches, this large mansion house stands in the middle of its lush garden. It still has its cosy, comfortable ambiance, together with its period features as well as its modern-day home comforts. Its owners have given it a cleverly and wisely-dosed touch of modernity by means of meticulous renovation works. This house will appeal not only to a family but also to those seeking to work from home.
|Possible number of bedrooms||6|
|Land registry surface area||1542 m2|
|Reception area||50 m2|
|Living space||320 m2|
|Number of rooms||10|
|Number of bedrooms||4|
|Surface Cellar||90 m2|
|Surface Terrace||20 m2|
Selim Isker +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.