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House Sens (89)

  • Surface 623 m2
  • Rooms 15 
  • Bedrooms 11 
  • Land 1 663 m2

Two hours from Paris, in Burgundy, an 18th century mansion house and its enclosed garden.
This residence is privileged to stand in the midst of a renowned historic town, within walking distance of all urban facilities. An SNCF train station provides 1¾ hour links to Paris-Bercy.
In 1995, the town was awarded the French “Town of Art and History” distinction.
In a dominant position, on a hill where vines were once grown, the town provides a unique view from the banks of the river Yonne which is enhanced with religious edifices such as the church of St-Pierre as well as its half-timbered houses and its narrow medieval streets.
Double monumental gates, to be found amongst a maze of little paved streets, open into a main courtyard dominated by a fairly impressive mansion house, built three centuries ago.
This property is enhanced not only by its architecture but also by its dominant position. The residence is extended by an outbuilding which houses a summer kitchen and a spacious covered area which is ideal for taking meals outside during the summer months.
Parklands spanning almost 2,000 m², on the opposite side of the courtyard, are embellished with stone urns, Medici vases. Planted with various species of trees, they overlook the entire town and part of the surrounding countryside. A vegetable garden with an old well is on a lower level.
The mansion houseBackground
This building has experienced some moments of glory. For instance, on 24 August 1944, the surrender of the German occupation took place in the main courtyard. After several years, it housed the French department of Yonne’s Family Allowance Office. The house was used for administrative purposes up until the 1970’s when it became a home once again.
Description
Double, moulded wood carriage gates, painted in monochrome hues and adorned with fine gilt-edged corner pieces, open into the main courtyard. They are flanked on either side by two engaged pillars, each topped with a stone sculpture. This impressive but not ostentatious building is flanked on either side by two pavilions. It spans two levels over cellars and under attic space. Both levels feature numerous large-paned openings, thus guaranteeing excellent luminosity inside. The windows are framed with basket-handle arches. The entrance stands out courtesy of its double doors, topped with a glazed fanlight and illuminated by wall lanterns. Its moulded framing includes a small stylised figurine. Above the main door is a frame topped with a fan-shaped, glass tympanum. This semi-circular arched opening is enhanced with a small balcony, the wrought iron of which features gold-leaf. All the large-paned windows predominantly have glazed fanlights and sash frames. They are enhanced with slatted shutters. The top floor has several roof dormers. The upper slopes of the Mansard-style roof is tiled whilst the break is covered with slate. The architecture of the house is different on the parklands side. In fact, two rectangular towers flank either side of the main building. A little gravel courtyard and a porch are laid out in front of the building. A bench and a stone fountain, topped with a satyr, complete the decoration of the parklands.
Ground floor
A large, very bright, through entrance hall opens out on to the parklands on the opposite side to the courtyard. On one side are several rooms, including a study, a toilet and a large lounge, with a white marble, open-hearth fireplace. This room stands out because of its dual-patterned parquet flooring, laid in a Versailles pattern in the centre which blends beautifully with the rest, laid in a strip pattern. The lounge is further enhanced with dentil moulding on the ceiling and some floor-to-ceiling wall panelling.
Double wooden doors open into a dining room.
On the other side of the entrance hall is a pantry which was recently redone. …

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Advertiser reference: 771261 - Le Figaro Properties reference: 25391985

In detail

    • Surface 623 m2
    • Rooms 15
    • Bedrooms 11
    • Land 1 663 m2
    • Construction N/A*
    • Parking N/A*
    • Bathrooms 1
    • Shower rooms 6
    • Toilets N/A*
    • Exposure N/A*
    • Heating N/A*
    • Kitchen N/A*
  • Energy Performance Certificate

    in KWhPE/m²/year

    D (161)
    • 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

    E (37)
    • A ≤ 5
    • B 6 to 10
    • C 11 to 20
    • D 21 to 35
    • E 36 to 55
    • F 56 to 80
    • G > 80

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