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House Quimper (29)

Price: € 1,185,000
  • Surface 450 m2
  • Rooms 11 
  • Bedrooms 9 
  • Land 659 m2

In the midst of Quimper, a mansion house, home and workshop of architect Gustave-Bigot.
In Brittany, the capital of the Cornouaille region and prefecture of the French department of Finistère highlights the wonderful alliance of land and sea. Set in the hollow of seven hills, some 20 km from the ocean, its way of life is very much in tune with the rising and falling of the tides, visible in the river Odet, flowing through the town. It provides its inhabitants not only with an unspoilt living environment and a wealth of heritage, but also with the regional amenities of an urban area.
This mansion house is set in the peace and quiet of a back street, some 200 metres from the town’s historic centre, equidistant and very near to the Odet and Steir embankments. Completed in 1890, it was the work, the home and the workshop of local architect, Gustave-Bigot. His father Joseph, before him, had predominantly worked in Finistère and, notably, added the two neo-gothic spires to Saint-Corentin cathedral in 1854.
This building stands, classically set back, on a public street. Facing east-west, it spans three levels and has a completely private, landscaped garden.
The mansion houseThis square building is constructed from rendered quarry stone blocks. Topped with a Mansard style roof, it spans three levels.
These premises are composed of a main building, featuring four irregular bays, adjoined on one side by an entrance building. Spanning a single bay, it protrudes slightly on the road facade and is slightly set back on the garden side.
The road facade faces east. The architect fully expressed his eloquence when working on the doors and windows. He combined a variety of sizes, contour and profile as well as ornamentation for the openings on every level. Notably for the geminated roof dormers, with a protruding lintel, adorned with sculpted fanlights and a lintel set on a springer itself topped with a basket-handle-arched fanlight for the front door.
The harmony of this facade’s composition comes from the toothed quoins, the window surrounds, the moulded string courses upstairs and the ironwork of the window railings. The glazed ceramic tile decoration on the cornices matches that of the windows on the second level and of the shared pediment above the geminated roof dormers.
The decor on the garden facade is more modest and is restricted to the slightly protruding, granite surrounds framing the windows, with their wrought iron railings, and the awning protecting the porch.
Cellar
A stairway goes down from the entrance hall to six cellars that extend under the house. They are all, except for the wine cellar, illuminated via basement windows, protected by ironwork. A back stairway, once used by domestic staff, also leads independently to the kitchen.
Ground floor
The original layout has not been altered since the house was constructed. The front door opens into a little vestibule. A door opens on to the stairway going down to the basement. A few dressed stone steps lead to a corridor going through to the garden. On one side, in the middle of said corridor, is the vestibule for the house and, on the other, the side stairway that led independently to the areas used by the owner of the house for his professional activity as well as to the staff bedrooms, laid out on the third level. The remaining 19th century decorative features include panelling, engraved glass, coloured glass, walls painted to resemble marble, etc. This vestibule provides access to the four main rooms. The old kitchen (on the road side) faces a little lounge and a large lounge adjoining a dining room. The stained-glass windows in the dining room provide a glimpse of the vegetation in the garden. In this main room, the fireplace, decorated with ceramic tiles, has a wooden mantel, carved with the architect’s initials. The floors in …

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Advertiser reference: 226832 - Le Figaro Properties reference: 31588185

In detail

    • Surface 450 m2
    • Rooms 11
    • Bedrooms 9
    • Land 659 m2
    • Construction N/A*
    • Parking N/A*
    • Bathrooms 2
    • Shower rooms 2
    • Toilets N/A*
    • Exposure N/A*
    • Heating N/A*
    • Kitchen N/A*
    • Property tax N/A*
  • Energy Performance Certificate

    in KWhPE/m²/year

    N/A*
    • A ≤ 50
    • B 51 to 90
    • C 91 to 150
    • D 151 to 230
    • E 231 to 330
    • F 331 to 450
    • G > 451

    GreenHouse Gas emission

    in CO2eqkg/m²/year

    N/A*
    • A ≤ 5
    • B 6 to 10
    • C 11 to 20
    • D 21 to 35
    • E 36 to 55
    • F 56 to 80
    • G > 80
  • € 1,185,000

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