A 19th century mansion house and its vast garden
not far from Sceaux Park in a historic district of Antony
Antony, HAUTS-DE-SEINE paris 92160 FR

Location

Antony, set between Sceaux Park, Verrières national forest and Vallée-aux-Loups (valley of the wolves), is a dynamic town with a bustling centre, numerous shops, a much-appreciated covered market and a very busy cinema. This property stands on the edge of a vast park, in a quiet district. An RER train station provides links to the centre of Paris taking less than 20 minutes. The city gate of Porte-d'Orléans is but 20 minutes away by car and the A86 motorway, just 5 minutes away, provides links to towns in the Greater Paris area. Orlyval, an automatic light metro shuttle service, provides 8-minute links to Orly airport from the centre of Antony. Antony also has a large number of good state and private schools such as Institution-Sainte-Marie-d’Antony, considered to be one of the best schools in the entire Ile-de-France region. The prestigious École-Polytechnique and École-Centrale tertiary schools are also less than fifteen minutes from the town.

Description

Three centuries of history and art are engraved in this house, standing in an old district, on the edge of the river Bièvre, where French actor François-Molé spent a great deal of his life. Behind the property’s gates hides a magnificent shady garden. A driveway, with Napoleon paving, goes through the outbuildings and leads to the mansion house porch. The 3-storey, dressed stone facade is dotted with windows, enhanced with wrought iron railings, and roof dormers set in a slate roof. A central flight of steps goes up to double, glazed entrance doors.
In the vestibule, moulding, cornices and a ceiling rose, all original features, reflect the curved shape of the room. The floor is covered with marble tiles laid in a chessboard pattern. The room provides access on either side to lounges and a dining room, all of which reveal a classical decor. The smallest of the lounges has a fireplace, topped with a large mirror set in a finely wrought, gilt frame. The second is bigger and yet its atmosphere is muted. A built-in, light-coloured wooden bookshelf unit lines one of the walls.
All the woodwork dates from the original construction era and the parquet flooring is laid throughout in a herringbone pattern. On the other side of the vestibule, a spacious, hexagonal dining room has a view of the garden. The kitchen is a sizeable, bright room, adjoined by a veranda and fitted with numerous storage areas. It also has access to the garden.
On the first floor, a main bedroom, with a white marble fireplace and ceiling moulding, adjoins a private bathroom, with a bath, a walk-in shower and two marble wash-hand basins. On the landing are a dressing room and two rooms, currently used as offices, which could be turned back into bedrooms. With a dual south and east aspect, all the upstairs areas are steeped in light and look out over the parklands.
The second floor is taken up by three large bedrooms, a pantry, a laundry room and areas given over to storage space as well as a bathroom.
The cellar is divided between a wine cellar, a sauna and several storage areas. The south-facing garden is big enough to take the installation of a swimming pool.

Our opinion

Although this property, concealed behind its high walls and protected by its vast garden, stands in the centre of town, it exudes the atmosphere of another era. With its wide porch, its roof dormers and its facade dotted with ochre and slate, this family home is reminiscent of another time. That of a sumptuous period where houses had to be tranquil but spectacular. The dressed stone motif of the quoins and the window surrounds gives the entire building a robust and noble air. The large, bright rooms make it possible to comfortably accommodate family or friends, leaving all worries about a lack of privacy behind.

1 680 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 333133

Reception area40 m2
Living space388 m2
Number of rooms 10
Number of bedrooms 5
Possible 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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