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House Chatou
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  • 400 m2
  • 10  rooms
  • 6  bedrooms

An outstanding, 400 m² house in Chatou town centre, with 80 m² of independent office space and a 1,400 m² garden.
This outstanding, middle-class property was constructed around 1880. The main house, like the old stables, now converted into offices, has undergone full renovation works to enhance the old features with decorative codes and additional modern conversions. Set in the midst of a 1,400 m² garden, this house spans 400 m² of living space, comprising six bedrooms, several lounges and a study. It is extended on the outside via a wide, paved terrace.
The rooms are spread out over four floors. On the sunken, lower level, are a kitchen, a lounge, a dining room, with its stone vault, and a toilet. The ground floor houses an entrance hall, a cloakroom, a little lounge, a large lounge, a ladies’ sitting room, a study and a toilet. The upper floors include a vast, main bedroom, with its dressing room and bathroom, as well as a further five bedrooms, a bathroom and a shower room. Numerous storage areas have been included in the rooms and on the landings.
An 80 m² annexe house is completely independent. It comprises office space, all on a level, as well as a small room, a kitchen and a shower room. The immaculately kept garden is planted with tall trees and copses.
This property stands in the midst of Chatou and all of its amenities: shops, a market and a cinema. The train station is but two minutes away on foot. It provides 11-minute links to La-Défense, 15-minute links to Étoile and 10-minute links to Saint-Germain-en-Laye. All schools are within walking distance. Nearby are the Île-Fleurie, Rueil-Malmaison and La-Grenouillère golf clubs, Île-de-Chatou pony club, Buzenval horse-riding club and Jardy horse stud farm as well as the river Seine with its water sport activities.
The main houseArchitect François-Eugène-Bardon, native to Chatou, exhibited a pavilion of his creation at the 1878 World’s Fair in Paris. His success was immediate and orders flooded in. He constructed numerous villas in Chatou and in Vésinet, as well as several large properties, notably for Ernest-Bousson, mayor of Chatou. He was also responsible for the neo-gothic renovation of the town church.
The architecture of this house is typical of the late 19th century. Constructed on a sunken, lower level with wide windows, this rectangular house has a perfectly symmetrical facade, set out on either side of a projection with bevelled sides, reached via a central flight of steps. The facing on the two main floors alternates sandy-coloured, dressed stone squares with red brick geometric decor. A discreet, horizontal string course enhances the division between the ground and first floors and winds around the curve of the central balcony on the first floor.
The cornice that marks the base of the second floor is dotted with cubic modillions. This level has a slate, Mansard style roof. It is enhanced with triangular pediment, zinc roof dormers, the pediments of which are decorated with geometric motifs. The central roof dormer extends the decoration of the lower floors by alternating dressed stone and brick. Its pediment is topped with a sculpted composite coat-of-arms.
Ground floor
A few steps go up to the front door. A cloakroom makes it possible to put away coats and shoes prior to going into an entrance hall which provides access to the rooms on this level. Straight on, double doors open into a vast, main lounge, with elegant moulding and cornices as well as direct access out to the garden. It is discreetly adorned with a white marble fireplace. This room is extended on the right-hand side by a second lounge which gives this reception area a triple aspect. On the left-hand side are a study and the old entrance hall, now transformed into a ladies’ sitting room. On the right of the stairs, which go upstairs, …

Advertiser reference : 358778 - Le Figaro Properties reference : 29321495

Features:

  • EPC : C (141)
  • GHG : D (33)

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Localisation : 78 Chatou
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