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House Saint-Dié-des-Vosges (88)

Price: € 1,060,000
  • Surface 360 m2
  • Rooms 7 
  • Bedrooms 6 
  • Land 4 960 m2

In Lorraine, in the native region of Jean-Prouvé, one of the rare houses he constructed, now listed.
An hour by road to the south-east from the town of Nancy. Colmar and Strasbourg, the more prestigious towns of Alsace, are respectively 1 hour and 1⅓ hours away. Accessing the Rhine Valley motorways, leading south, north and eastwards, takes roughly the same amount of time.
The snowfields of the Vosges mountains are about 1½ hours away.
Direct daily train services provide 2½-hour links to Paris and Bâle-Mulhouse international airport is only a 1½-hour drive away.
This property is in a town with all administrative, commercial and educational facilities, with a wealth of good state and private schools at every level.
Every year the International Geography Festival (31st edition in 2020) unites prestigious participants, renowned throughout the world.
This property is in a town in the Lorraine region which was reconstructed following the war as part of an innovative architectural project in which Le-Corbusier, amongst others, took part. The new town has a very airy appearance with great architectural unity, whilst old, preserved features such as the cathedral have been suitably enhanced.
North of the cathedral, in the direction of the neighbouring, forest-covered mountains, villas and pavilions are laid out in tiers, rising up a slope, facing south-east, south and south-west.
It was at the highest point of this site, right on the edge of the forest, that Jean-Prouvé constructed the “Maison du Docteur Gauthier” (Dr Gauthier’s house), for his daughter and son-in-law in 1961-62. A villa which, apart from his own house in Nancy, is one of the most personal of his architectural works, well-known throughout the world.
This villa, with its very refined, very plain lines, constitutes the perfect summary of Jean-Prouvé’s ideas as regards construction techniques: solid foundations, a central concrete block, with U-shaped crossbeams laid out longwise, acting as the main framework, exterior walls made of striated aluminium and, on the south side, a large picture window to let copious amounts of light into the most beautiful living rooms.
This villa stands on a large plot of sloping land, spanning a surface area of approx. 5,000 m². It backs on to the hillside on the heights of the plot and, therefore, dominates the garden, the central section of which is very open, being dotted but with a few magnolia trees and creeping shrubs, and is embellished with a few tall fir trees at the entrance.
The villaThis villa spans two levels, with a semi-underground lower section, built on solid foundations, which houses not only all the living rooms converted at a later date to the construction era, but also all the utility rooms and areas, and a garden level, still with its original appearance, completely given over to living rooms as designed and created by Jean-Prouvé. Given the fact that this villa backs on to the hillside, only the garden level is visible from the lower end of the garden in front of the house. The solid facade of the lower level can only be seen from the driveway providing entrance to the property. The wide overhang of the flat roof on the south facade is enough to transform and enrich the structure’s very simple geometry: it also acts as a sun-shield for the large picture window in the lounge and covers the terrace which provides direct access from the lounge to the garden above the garage, constructed on the lower level.
The striated aluminium walls on all four sides of the buildings give this villa the splendour of a piece of silverware in its verdant setting.
Garden level
This is the heart of Jean-Prouvé’s work. With commitment to a layout that is both very simple and very stringent, the working drawings and the architectural plans appear to have merged into one. A central concrete block, …

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In detail

    • Surface 360 m2
    • Rooms 7
    • Bedrooms 6
    • Land 4 960 m2
    • Construction N/A*
    • Parking N/A*
    • Bathrooms 1
    • Shower rooms 2
    • Toilets N/A*
    • Exposure N/A*
    • Heating N/A*
    • Kitchen N/A*
    • Property tax N/A*
  • Energy Performance Certificate

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    *GreenHouse Gas emission

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  • € 1,060,000

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