in the area around Brie in the Seine-et-Marne department
Some 80 km from the French capital, in the highly sought-after region of Morin. Quickly and easily reached via the A4 motorway; about 10 km from Coulommiers with trains every hour to Paris-Gare-de-l'Est.
A 2-hourly, bus service links the centre of the village (1 km away) to Coulommiers train station. The town of Ferté-Gaucher, with all shops and amenities, is just a few kilometres away. Most daily food requirements can be found in the village (butchery, bakery, grocery).
Several roofs on varying levels can be seen from the outside, this can be explained by the fact that in years gone by the outbuildings extended the farmhouse. Nowadays, both sets of buildings are united as one, vast house, featuring many large windows. The rest of the facades are constructed from local Briard stone and the roofs are covered with local flat tiles. The house spans three levels in the old farmhouse section and two levels in what was a large barn. This large house has two main entrances.
The main entrance hall in the old farmhouse opens into a luminous living room area where all the rooms intercommunicate. A lounge-study follows on from the entrance hall. The ceilings feature exposed beams and joists; floors are covered with wide black tiles. Set at right angles, a through lounge is steeped in light courtesy of its large openings: picture windows and a window (all double-glazed). A fully fitted kitchen opens on to an eating area. On one side, it is possible to access a back kitchen and a laundry room, with its own domestic hot water heater. Facing the entrance hall, a bedroom, all on a level, has a dressing room and a bathroom. The floors are covered with parquet flooring, laid in a strip pattern around a Versailles pattern. The second entrance hall (old barn) has a more contemporary layout, with a metal stairway going up to a mezzanine. The rest of the ground floor in this building is composed of a large room used for storage purposes, a smaller room, a workshop and a garage.
The house stairway goes up to a landing room which provides access to two bedrooms, with parquet flooring, as well as to a bathroom and toilet. The first bedroom has a wardrobe and, the second, a shower area and a wash-hand basin. The other steel stairway goes up to a mezzanine with a concrete floor. This vast area can be used for a multitude of purposes such as a projection room, a reading room or a relaxation room; it has a very high ridge. A bedroom with a mezzanine. Utility room.
This level, covering but the old farmhouse, comprises a large room laid out as a dormitory. The old barn has only two levels.
The open barn
A vast area (400 m²), the biggest section of which is given over to summer parties; the other, smaller section is used as a woodstore-shed.
Both sections could easily be reunited.
The two little houses
The first is very small and its previous function is not clearly known. The second consists of three small robust sheds (water, sanitation and electricity are all laid on), two of which have been transformed into outside toilets.
A vast, open and remarkably well-illuminated house, where all the residents have their own personal space. The proximity of the French capital and the recent installation of fibre optic broadband cabling make this a dream place for many Parisians who now work from home.
Something unique, amongst this abundance of light and spacious rooms, could also appeal to more than one artist.
Unusual and versatile premises.
|Land registry surface area||5274 m2|
|Main building surface area||440 m2|
|Number of bedrooms||4|
|Outbuilding surface area||700 m2|
Seine & Marne
Corinne Angeli +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.