A large, comfortable, middle-class home with a vast garden in the Lorraine region.
50 minutes by car to the south-east of the city of Nancy, 75 minutes from Colmar and 90 minutes from Strasbourg. The Vosges mountain snowfields can be reached in about 45 minutes. The TGV train takes some 2 2/3 hours to reach the French capital. And lastly, Bâle-Mulhouse international airport is but 1 2/3 hours away by car.
This property stands in a little town, typical of the Lorraine region, the centre of which is characterised by its 19th century architecture, featuring the Vosges' pink sandstone. The station, providing train links to Paris, is but a 5-minute walk from this residence.
This property comprises a large house, constructed at the end of the 19th century, a little outbuilding and a large, natural-looking ornamental or swimming pool, fed by a fountain.
A garden, spanning a surface area of more than 6,000 m², is laid out in two sections, forming an L-shape, behind the house.
The facade of this walled property is bordered by a little-used street, featuring but detached houses.
The houseConstructed in 1892 by a local family of industrialists, this residence has all the features of a large, middle-class home, dating from the late 19th century. A rectangular building, its front facade is on one of the market town's quiet streets whilst its rear facade faces a large garden, resembling parklands. This four storey building is built over a basement level. The third level is an attic floor, illuminated by roof dormers and the fourth level is, in fact, a second attic floor, partially converted under the rafters. The road side facade features irregular, sandstone quarry blocks, with dressed faces, and is pleasantly and colourfully enhanced by the inclusion of brick alternating with rusticated masonry panels in the vertical quoins at the two ends. This same brick and stone alternation is repeated in the framing around the tall windows. At the bottom of the building, an irregular rusticated masonry sandstone string course separates the first level from the basement. The stone steps, flanked by railings, going up to the first level are predominantly protected by an elegant Art Nouveau style canopy. The plainer garden facade is covered with rendering, painted a light colour, which attractively contrasts with the pink stone framing around the openings.
The porch provides access to a large, through corridor, leading to all the rooms. These comprise a study, a large lounge-dining room as well as a vast fitted kitchen. On the right-hand side, the lounge, extended by the dining room, spans a floor surface area of almost 53 m²; these two rooms are steeped in light all through the day. A marble fireplace provides the lounge with an attractive, decorative touch.
Opposite the dining room, on the other side of the end of the corridor, a large, fully fitted kitchen has, in addition to its full range of appliances, a restful view of the back garden and its natural pool. A 25 m² study, which looks out over the same side as the entrance, and a guest toilet complete the rooms on this level. The through corridor creates a wonderful decorative effect with its grey and white cement floor tiles, laid alternately and interspersed with tiles featuring a motif to break the monotony of the usual chessboard pattern, as well as its double entrance doors with outstanding Art Nouveau style stained glass windows, composed of green and blue hues and featuring a pastoral scene with animals.
A superb wooden stairway, with wooden railings, goes up to a landing, providing access to all the first floor rooms. These include three bedrooms and a room that could be used as a study or a dressing room. All the bedrooms have their own bathroom and toilet. One of the bathrooms is as big as its bedroom and still ...
Le Figaro Properties reference : 21223995