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Ref. 3191: Elegant chateau for sale close to ParisLocated in Seine-et-Marne, close to Meaux, along the Champagne route, this elegant chateau is in the heart of a charming historic town, through which the Marne River runs. Kindergarten and primary schools are available in the town. Shops and services (schools, train station TGV) are 10km away. The property is accessed via a large automatic iron gate flanked with stone pilasters. Behind its high walls, the chateau is invisible from the street.Built in 1840, during the Restoration period, the Directoire architecture of the chateau, sober and elegant, evokes the ones from Trianon, very popular under the First Empire until the end of the Second Empire.Originally with a rectangular shape, the property has been recently enlarged on one side with the construction of a longitudinal building, broken in its middle by an elegant semi-circular extension oriented towards the park.The stone-setting is covered by white plaster. The cornerstones, the cornices and the windows frames are decorated with shear walls.The large vertical windows are symmetrically arranged on three levels. They are topped with pediments, alternately, curved and triangular. The building with a gently pitched roof covered in zinc and is also covered with a rooftop terrace accessible from the first floor. Of about 820sqm , divided on 4 floors, the chateau comprises:On the ground floor, of about 320sqm: an entrance hall, a reception room, kitchen, four living rooms, laundry room, toilets, the stairwell and the lift.The large reception room of about 70sqm opens onto a terrace of 56sqm. Five double doors arranged in a half circle provide the access to the terrace. On the other side, a flight of stone stairs leads to the porch of 15sqm.On the first floor, of about 180sqm: landing room, study, library, 2 bedrooms, 2 dressing rooms, 2 bathrooms, toilets, stairwell and lift. A Terrace of about 130sqm is directly accessible from this floor.On the second floor, of about 180sqm: landing room, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, stairwell and lift.In the basement, of about 140sqm: six rooms, miscellaneous hall areas, machine room and lift machinery. Under the terrace, an accessible crawl space (of 140sqm) that can be converted as an underground garage. The outbuildings comprise:A caretaker' s house, of about 100sqm, completely restored, it comprises: a living room with open kitchen, two bedrooms, a bathroom and a dressing room.A vast outbuilding (200sqm on the floor): it used to be the service quarters used as a garage, shed, barn, orangery and stable. The first floor can be converted (150sqm).A hunting lodge from 1740, to restore.A building used as a barn and woodshedA dovecoteA water towerLocated in an unspoilt setting, of about 81 acres of parkland, the property is entirely enclosed by walls. The English style park is planted with various species of trees and shrubs, lawns, meadows, a pond and woods crisscrossed with well maintained bridle paths.A vegetable garden and an enclosed orchard composed of fruit trees and shrubs producing small fruits.The water from several wells or boreholes allow the irrigation of green spaces.

Le Figaro Properties reference : 13234169