A spacious, early 20th century house
in Chartrettes near to Fontainebleau
Fontainebleau, SEINE-ET-MARNE ile-de-france 77300 FR

Location

This property stands in a little town between the banks of the Seine and the edge of Fontainebleau forest, a town with 30-minute train links to Paris-Gare-de-Lyon which is near to the A6 and A5 motorways. Chartrettes train station is within walking distance, whilst that of Bois-le-Roi can be reached by bus, its route passing near to the house. A few local shops are not far away. Fontainebleau is 14 km away and Melun 7 km away.

Description

This house is in a residential district. The plot of land is L-shaped, with the biggest section of garden at the back and a garage at the end.
A stone wall, enhanced by vegetation, protects it from the street.

The house

This house dates from 1929. The stone walls of this L-shaped building feature numerous wooden-framed, small-paned windows. Some are topped with brick arches; all are under a roof covered with interlocking tiles. A porch, leading to the main entrance, consists of a covered terrace topped with a balcony. On the other side, the facade features several protruding windows, the lower section of which is decorated with half-timbering. One of them is enhanced with a balcony. A little further away, on the west facade, a little atrium window illuminates the back kitchen.
It spans approx. 262 m² of living space over a basement, the surface area of which is the same as that of the house.


Ground floor
A spacious entrance hall, with mosaic flooring typical of the Art Deco style, leads on one side to a double lounge, spanning approx. 37 m², where an impressive, elegant, green marble fireplace takes pride of place. The floor is covered with herringbone parquet flooring, the walls are lined with Louis XV style panelling and the lights are integrated in a plant decor in all four corners of the ceiling. A door, on the other side, opens into a first lounge-dining room adorned with a white stone fireplace. The floor is paved with beige and brown floor tiles laid in a chessboard pattern. It is followed by a toilet and a kitchen, with an eating area, and a back kitchen-laundry room. A door opens on to the garden and another goes to the basement, housing a workshop, a wine cellar, storage areas and the boiler.
First floor
This level is taken up by four bedrooms, each with a marble fireplace, enhanced with a mirror trumeau. They are laid out around a landing which also provides access to a bathroom, a dressing room and a toilet. One of the bedrooms is enhanced with a wash-hand basin. Another bedroom, featuring walls lined with Louis XV style panelling and mirrors, opens on to a large balcony; yet another opens on to a smaller balcony. The floors are covered with parquet flooring throughout.
Second floor
This level has slightly sloping ceilings and comprises two bedrooms, one of which is very bright courtesy of a large roof dormer. A room used for attic purposes could easily become a seventh bedroom and bathroom. The floors are covered with parquet flooring throughout.

The garage

This garage, standing at the end of the garden, can take two cars. It has an upstairs and is flanked by a small building used as a garden shed.

Our opinion

In addition to its proximity to Paris and its easy access, this elegant house, blending classicism and regionalism, has most of the criteria required for a real family home. The various owners have, over the years, preserved all its original interior architectural features, characteristic of the 1920’s.
Its strong points are its spaciousness and its location. Few houses come on to the market in these districts.

780 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 233890

Land registry surface area 1916 m2
Main building surface area 262 m2
Number of bedrooms 7

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

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Gilles Baleria +33 1 42 84 80 85

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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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