Property Melun (77)
An 1880 residence and its outbuildings on more than 4 ha of land near to Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace.
Less than an hour’s drive from Paris. 10 minutes from a train station with 50-minute links to the French capital, which can also be reached in 30 minutes via suburban “transilien” trains from Melun some 12 km away. All shops are but 5 minutes away.
This property is part of a hamlet in the Brie region, surrounded by countryside featuring a succession of fields, planted with various cereal crops, mixed with forest tracts.
The hamlet is reached via a little road crossing the fields. The plot is closed on one side by a building from an old neighbouring farm and is almost entirely surrounded by fields for as far as the eye can see.
Heavy metal gates, supported on two brick pillars, open on to a long, paved drive, lined with chestnut trees. The garden, on either side, is dotted with rose bushes. A partially walled vegetable garden is next to an orchard. A wooded section conceals a pond. The residence, at the end of the drive, is flanked on both sides by an outbuilding converted into a house as well as a carport.
The biggest wooded section, including a tennis court, extends behind the residence.
The residenceThis residence, dating from 1880, was constructed on the site of an old chateau whilst preserving its parklands.
Friends of the family, owner of this property for several decades, include personalities such as Simone-Veil, Claude-Sautet and Maurice Rheims, all of whom have stayed here.
The walls of this rectangular building, topped with a slate roof, are built of rendered stone and feature wide openings fitted with slatted shutters.
The main facade comprises three bays, the central projection of which houses the entrance, whilst the rear facade looks widely out over the garden. Both sides have a porch, reached via several steps, providing access to a raised ground floor.
This building spans approx. 450 m² of living space over three levels, built over cellars.
A vast vestibule, with black and white floor tiles laid in a chessboard pattern, provides access to all the rooms on this level. On one side, a pantry, a toilet and the stairway; straight on, a study communicates with a lounge overlooking the parklands. The floors are laid with herringbone pattern parquet flooring. Each room has a fireplace. On the other side of the vestibule is a dining room, with parquet flooring and partially glazed corner cupboards. It communicates with a kitchen via a serving hatch. The latter features floor tiles laid in a chessboard pattern and still has its original wall tiles. A back door guarantees discretion for domestic staff.
Two large, very bright bedrooms both have a marble fireplace and an adjoining bathroom. Also on this floor, a third bedroom, with an alcove and a separate toilet, as well as a fourth bedroom, with a wash-hand basin concealed in a cupboard, and a toilet. This level has parquet flooring throughout.
This level, with slightly sloping ceilings, is divided into two bedrooms, one with a wash-hand basin, as well as a third, very large bedroom, with a fireplace, a shower room and a toilet. Furthermore, an attic with a water supply point could easily be converted. The floors on this level are covered with old terracotta tiles.
The basement, spanning the full ground surface area of the house, comprises a boiler room, various rooms and a wine cellar.The small annexe houseRestored, it spans a floor surface area of approx. 74 m² over two levels. The ground floor comprises a dining room, a lounge, a fitted kitchen, a shower room and a toilet. The first floor includes two bedrooms with sloping ceilings. A private terrace is laid out behind the …
Le Figaro Properties reference: 29389905