A Napoleon III style house and its vast garden
in a residential district of Bourg-la-Reine
Bourg-la-Reine, HAUTS-DE-SEINE paris 92340 FR

Location

This property is ideally located in a delightful residential district of Bourg-la-Reine, to the south of Paris, in the French department of Hauts-de-Seine. Bourg-la-Reine has no reason to envy the neighbouring town of Sceaux, apart from its park and its chateau, just 5 minutes by car from the house. This property is also a 5-minute walk from the town centre, where the main street provides access to numerous good shops and a busy covered market, much appreciated by local residents. The public transport network is excellent as are all the educational facilities, such as the Pierre-Loti and Jeanne-d’Arc secondary schools and the renowned Lycée-Lakanal sixth form college in Sceaux. Bourg-la-Reine RER train station has had a facelift and provides 15-minute links to the French capital, 20-minute links to Orly and 30-minute links to Roissy-Charles-De-Gaulle.

Description

Set in the so-called Blagis district, which in olden times meant “Land of Wheat”, this property comprises a large, 260 m² house on a 900 m² plot. The building reflects the Napoleon III style. It stands, behind wide, wrought iron gates, in the midst of a lush garden, where various species of trees, such as Himalaya cedar, elm, olive, yew and quince, intermingle with rose bushes and vines. The garden perfectly protects the house from onlookers, providing total privacy.
Further protected by an alarm system, the house can be accessed via three different entrances: via the main porch, the kitchen and the veranda. The first, at the top of a flight of stone steps, gives a complete view of the garden and is preceded by a large terrace.
Inside, the ground floor comprises a kitchen, a bright dining room and a lounge as well as a study and a separate toilet. A wide, wooden stairway goes to the various floors. The first floor is composed of the main bedroom, with a marble fireplace and a south-facing terrace, two matching studies, a second bedroom and a first bathroom, with a bath. The second floor is taken up by three bedrooms, a bathroom and a toilet. The extensive basement includes several utility and storage areas.
Facing the house, concealed by a row of trees, are a parking area able to take two cars, a second set of entrance gates, a garden shed and a loft.

The house

Under its slate roof set between two chimney stacks, this haughty house is typical of the second half of the 19th century. Its dressed stone facade features tall windows, protected by wrought iron railings. From top to bottom, from the ground floor to its two upper levels, garlands with floral motifs, pilasters, roof dormers and terraces with balusters enhance the facade of the house.


Ground floor
The ground floor, reached via the house’s impressive porch, the back door opening into the kitchen or the veranda, is given over to living areas. Behind the front door, a vestibule, with moulded walls and period black and white floor tiles laid in a chessboard pattern, gives immediate access to the quarter-turning, wooden stairway, leading upstairs. The area then leads directly to a lounge, recognisable through its sculpted fireplace, topped with a trumeau, and its ceiling, more than 3 metres high. Three large windows let in copious amounts of light, enhancing the oak wood parquet flooring. Following on, the veranda is a real conservatory. A dining room is also covered with parquet flooring and steeped in light, courtesy of three windows. They face an old fireplace. This room is big enough to seat eight guests. Overlooking the street, the kitchen, with its old terracotta floor tiles, gives access to the garden. Behind the lounge are a study, a separate toilet and a door leading to the basement.
First floor
The first floor provides access, on one side, to two matching studies and a first bathroom, with a bath and a bidet. On the other side, the main bedroom looks out over the garden. It is embellished with a marble fireplace. The warm colours of the wooden parquet flooring are beautifully enhanced by the luminosity of the room which opens via a French window on to a private 20 m² terrace. Further on, a second bedroom also looks out over the garden.
Second floor
The top or children’s floor is taken up by three bedrooms which are neither too big nor too narrow. All looking out over the garden, they are illuminated via roof dormers or skylights. They adjoin the house’s second bathroom and a toilet.
Basement
The basement, running under the entire ground floor of the house, spans a little more than 80 m². It comprises a vast laundry room, a boiler room, a DIY workshop, a woodstore, a larder and a wine cellar.
Terrace
The house’s main bedroom opens on to a private terrace, with dressed stone railings in the form of balusters. Facing south and looking out over the garden, it spans a surface area of 20 m².

Our opinion

This family home, standing in the shade of a gigantic Himalaya cedar tree, greatly resembles a small manor house in the country. Although set in the town centre, the lush, verdant garden is steeped in an atmosphere from another world, enabling its residents to recharge their batteries. The town, therefore, is as near or as far as residents wish or need. The large, luxurious home exudes an impression of tranquillity and peaceful nostalgia, the effect of its brilliant white, elegant, external architecture and its interior layout. The walls still echo with the sound of children racing down the stairs.

Exclusive sale

2 200 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 525230

Land registry surface area 915 m2
Reception area30 m2
Living space280 m2
Number of rooms 11
Number of bedrooms 6
Possible number of bedrooms 8
Surface Cellar80 m2
Surface Garden650 m2
Surface Garage 140 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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