A modern flat in a 19th century building
in the centre of Annecy
Annecy, HAUTE-SAVOIE rhones-alps 74000 FR

Location

In the east of France, not far from Switzerland, the town of Annecy, known locally as the “Venice of the Alps”, has attracted visitors for centuries courtesy of its location between lake and mountain. The canals crossing it bestow a characteristic romantic atmosphere. In 1728, Jean-Jacques-Rousseau made no mistake when he settled in town for several years and gave his heart to Madame-de-Warens. It was in 1866 that the steam train made its first appearance in Annecy, making it possible for tourism to develop. The town grew slowly during the early 20th century and new districts saw the light of day.
Some 40 minutes by car from Geneva and Chambéry, the prefectural town offers all necessary shops and amenities.

Description

This flat is in the main shopping street of the town centre. Long and straight since its creation in 1823, it became pedestrian in 1970. The alignment of the constructions corresponds to a ruling dating from the late 18th century which was meant to open towns towards the exterior. The beginning of the street is reminiscent of the old town, while the 19th century aligned facades lead to the modern, 20th century town, thus, forming an architectural link between the two eras.
Constructed in 1890, the building spans two levels. This flat is on the attic floor. Grey rendering leaves the stone quoins, cornices and surrounds framing the windows exposed. The south and west facades feature large openings and Jacobin-style dormers enhance the roof, covered with fish-scale tiles. This south-facing flat, steeped in light all day long, has a view over the square and the church with the castle in the background.
A car parking space is assigned to the flat in the narrow street on the north side.

The flat

Once through the vestibule, a short flight of stone steps continues with a quarter turn, winding up to each landing as far as the second floor. Dusky pink rendering frames the stone surrounds.
A walnut wood, landing door on the second floor opens into this fully renovated flat, spanning 240 m² over two levels. The contrast between the atmosphere in the stairwell and that of the flat, flooded with light, enhanced by the whiteness of all the walls, but softened by the oak wood parquet flooring in each room, is captivating.
A vestibule provides access to a living room, a dining room, an open-plan, fitted kitchen, a bedroom and its dressing room, a bathroom, with access to a balcony on the north side, and the oak wood stairway going up to the converted attic space.
On this level, where the white-painted roofing framework reflects the same hues as the walls, the landing provides access to a bedroom, with a shower room and a mezzanine, another two bedrooms, a bathroom and a study with a mezzanine. A back door leads out to the main stairway.
This flat was recently redone throughout. Its many, inward-opening windows, with oak wood frames, are double-glazed.


First floor

Attic

Our opinion

The contrast between old and new is always a daring gamble. The two parallel universes combined here are a subtle reflection of time and its changes. This flat, renovated throughout with refined lines, exudes a feeling of well-being. Living in the town centre of Annecy, just a stone’s throw from the lake and surrounded by mountains, is a promise of all kinds of delightful moments. Very attractive from a leisure, a cultural and an economical point of view, the town continues to arouse the curiosity of travellers. In 2020 and again in 2021, Annecy was successively elected in first and second place in the classification of French towns where it is pleasant to live.

2 300 000 €
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Reference 306496

Reception area34 m2
Living space244.44 m2
Number of rooms 7
Number of bedrooms 4
Surface Parking 15 m2
Surface Cellar10 m2
Surface Balcony6 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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