a light and spacious house of 455 m² with terrace and garden
In the Val-de-Marne, bordering the 13th and 14th arrondissements of Paris, the town of Gentilly is mainly known for its industrial past. Thanks to its strategic location at the gates of the capital and on the banks of the Bièvre, laundries, factories and tanneries developed extensively here since the 19th century. Today, the large buildings and workshops are gradually being transformed into residential accommodation. However, some period buildings have been preserved, such as the 13th-century Saint-Saturnin church, which is a listed building, and the Robert-Doisneau House of Photography.
The property is located in a quiet, wooded residential street in the Plateau district, on the heights of Gentilly. It is only 300 metres from the RER B station, which allows you to reach Paris in ten minutes and Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport in thirty minutes. It is also close to the A6 motorway and the Périphérique ring road. Cyclists can easily reach the centre of the capital in half an hour.
The tour of the house begins on the garden floor, where a flight of stairs leads to the high glass-clad blue entrance door. This level, completely independent from the rest of the house, is built around a 25 m² studio with parquet floor, kitchen, shower room and guest toilet. The entire space is lit by a large window reminiscent of old school buildings.
From there, a few steps lead to the ground floor and a large kitchen of almost 80 m². Fully equipped, it offers plenty of storage space and a dining area for six people. The kitchen adjoins the open-plan, long dining room, which is large enough to seat at least eight guests. With its large windows, dark parquet flooring and flat white and grey paintwork, this room has a resolutely contemporary look. In one corner, a wood and metal quarter turn staircase leads to the upper level, which features a huge 77 m² living room with light parquet flooring and a modern fireplace. It opens onto a conservatory with glass roofs, which provide plenty of light throughout the day and all year round. To one side, a double French window opens onto the 13m² wooden terrace, large enough to accommodate deckchairs for a relaxing moment.
At the back of the room, a white wooden staircase leads up to the second floor. This level consists of the master bedroom of 16 m² with a 14 m² sports room and a bathroom. Further on, the office could easily be converted into an extra bedroom or a walk-in wardrobe. The top floor of the house, under the roof, includes two bedrooms of 16 and 17m² respectively with parquet floors and a shower room. They are illuminated by roof windows and skylights.
The basement features a spacious garage, a laundry room, a closet and a wine cellar.
Behind the pretty facade evoking the Mediterranean way of life, there are extremely generous spaces which could be transformed according to your needs and desires. The garden-level studio flat could be used as an office, a large guest room, rented out for extra income or even made available to a teenager seeking independence. The kitchen, spacious and luminous, could be transformed into an artist's studio. The office and the gym could easily be turned into additional rooms. In short, the house, perfectly isolated from the slightest visual nuisance and on the edge of the capital, airy and light, will suit everyone and will allow you to enjoy an unusual level of privacy, both inside and out.
|Reception area||77 m2|
|Living space||274 m2|
|Number of rooms||8|
|Number of bedrooms||4|
|Possible number of bedrooms||6|
|Surface Terrace||13 m2|
|Surface Garden||76.50 m2|
|Surface Garage 1||32.25 m2|
Célia Germani +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.