House Rueil-Malmaison (92)
A 250 m² house in a gated residence, on the edge of Saint-Cucufa Forest in Rueil-Malmaison.
This house, set in the midst of the residence, spans approx. 250 m² of living space. It stands at the top of a luminous, totally unoverlooked, landscaped garden. It has a clear view over the surrounding area, notably from two terraces that look down on its 1,095 m² grounds and its trees over a hundred years old. The first level comprises a vestibule, an entrance hall, a double, through living room, with a fireplace, as well as a kitchen, opening on to a wooden terrace. Upstairs, a landing provides access to four bedrooms and a bathroom. The garden level is taken up with a boiler room and several cellars, including a wine cellar. Further on are three bedrooms, including the main suite, and a shower room.
The houseOnce through the gate, the garden, enhanced with a water well used for watering the flower beds, leads to the house via steps. Constructed in the 1930’s, it was built in the centre of the plot. The front facade still features the simple elegance of the buildings of that time. Completely facing south-west, the building receives copious amounts of sunlight all day long. In 2010, the back of the house was extended with the addition of a wooden structure in a more contemporary style. The various eras are mixed together producing a very modern effect.
Once over the threshold, daylight floods in through tall windows in a through living room on the right-hand side. The presence of a fireplace, with refined lines, is a promise of daydreams and quiet evenings by the fireside. A fully fitted, modern kitchen opens not only on to a dining room but also on to a wooden terrace, which looks out over the garden. All the rooms are laid with warm-coloured parquet flooring. Courtesy of its veranda-study, this entire level looks out over the natural setting. A second, well-exposed terrace, at the front of the house, makes it possible for residents to take advantage of the sunshine all through the day.
A turning, wooden stairway goes upstairs. The landing provides access to a first bedroom and its mezzanine, currently laid out as a study. This area could be transformed into a library or a lounge. Three more bedrooms, a bathroom and a toilet complete this level.
The garden level comprises three bedrooms all looking out over the garden, which is widely visible through large picture windows. One of them, the main suite, has its own shower room. Further on are a second shower room, two cellars, including a wine cellar, and some storage areas.
The garden, surrounded by its perimeter wall, extends on either side of the house, the land spanning a surface area of 1,095 m². The one-hundred-year-old trees have kept an eye on the successive owners. Palm and fig trees give the premises a somewhat southern air and are reminiscent of mild maritime climates. Beds planted with flowers and shrubs are laid out and organised so as to provide perfect harmony and to reveal a rainbow of colours as of March-April time, when the azaleas, rhododendrons and camelias as well as cherry and Japanese crab-apple trees all come into bloom.
Le Figaro Properties reference: 29876889