in the Notre-Dame district near to the palace in Versailles’ golden triangle
This house stands in a quiet, residential street in the Notre-Dame district, the oldest in the town. The sector owes its name to Notre-Dame-en-son-Assomption church, which was no other than the parish of Versailles Palace, constructed on the orders of Louis XIV. This house is but a few minutes’ walk from the “Queen’s Gate” entrance to the palace gardens. Whilst the Rue-de-la-Paroisse and its shops, the Place-du-Marché and its covered market as well as the Gare-de-Versailles-Rive-Droite train station (with links to La-Défense and Saint-Lazare) are but some ten minutes away. In short, the location of the house is ideal in Versailles’ golden triangle, especially as museums, theatres and schools are also nearby.
The end of the entrance hall houses a spiral stairway, with wooden railings, going to the upper floors. Double doors open off said hall into a reception lounge, with parquet flooring and wall moulding. Opposite, an open wall, featuring a central, dark marble fireplace, delimits the separation with a study, illuminated via a window.
The lounge provides access to a vast area, with terracotta floor tiles, once the old interior courtyard and now a second lounge, with a fireplace, a square library area and an open-plan kitchen. It extends into a veranda, with a translucent roof, opening all on a level on to a flower-filled garden. A toilet and a door, leading directly to the cellar, are at the end of the entrance hall.
Reached via the spiral stairway in the entrance hall and via a second stairway, housed in a corner of the lounge, the first floor comprises two landings, flanking a corridor which provides access to a bathroom, a separate toilet and two bedrooms. Both are enhanced with a marble fireplace, moulding and light-coloured oak wood parquet flooring, laid in a herringbone pattern. The corridor then leads via French windows to a terrace, with the garden below.
The two rooms on this top floor are reached via the main stairway or via a stairway going up from the first-floor corridor. The first large bedroom, with old terracotta floor tiles, is illuminated via two windows. A wide fireplace takes up one wall and delimits the entrance to the second, slightly smaller bedroom. A large hall area on the landing has a water supply point and could be converted into a bathroom.
The garden is accessed via the veranda on the ground floor. Spanning a surface area of approx. 75 m², it is surrounded by walls, covered with climbing plants. A woodshed is housed in one corner. Tall trees keep this garden out of sight of onlookers.
Just a stone’s throw from the palace, part of the glory and history of France, this house is in an ideal location. Here, residents walk or cycle in the protective shade of the centuries-old trees and tall 18th century buildings. The house exudes elegance and an old-fashioned charm. Its spiral stairway is a little gem, the like of which has virtually disappeared from contemporary houses. Indented moulding, thin strip parquet flooring and robust fireplaces are blended together in a surprising manner, forming a reasonably-sized house with a certain luxury. The rooms are sufficiently spacious for residents to feel at ease and yet small enough to create a cosy atmosphere. A few modernisation and renovation works will give this venerable building back its splendour of yesteryear.
|Reception area||70 m2|
|Living space||173 m2|
|Number of rooms||8|
|Number of bedrooms||4|
|Surface Cellar||20 m2|
Philippe Desbois +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.