An 1830 house with 4 outbuildings and 2.5 ha of wooded parklands in town on the edge of Sénart Forest 30 km south of Paris - ref 377968
ca. 457,40 m²
ca. 457,40 m²
ca. 25.000,00 m²
An 1830 house with 4 outbuildings and 2.5 ha of wooded parklands in town on the edge of Sénart Forest 30 km south of Paris. 25 km to the south-east of Paris, Sénart Forest was deemed to be sacred by the druids. It later became a favourite hunting ground for the kings of France. The only vestige is the faisanderie or pheasant farm which is now open to the public, hikers and cyclists. On its edge, the village which dates from the Middle-Ages, has few inhabitants, even if its population did recently increase around its historic islet, a large wooded square enclosed by the residence, the town hall and the oldest houses or buildings in the area. Reached via a suburban bus network or in eight minutes by car, Brunoy train station has 25-minute links to Gare-de-Lyon via the RER train line D. 400 m away are shops, restaurants and cafés, providing the residents of this home with complete autonomy. The little traffic that exists in the village in no way disturbs the tranquillity that reigns throughout the property, even though it is so close to Paris. This residence was built at the end of the 18th century and redesigned in the 19th century. It belonged to the Marquis-de-Fraguier, one of the kings former musketeers and mayor of the town. This property is one of the biggest in the village, hence the reason it was dubbed Little Chateau. The 2.5 ha plot is surrounded by walls, featuring three independent entrances. From the main entrance, bordered by the caretakers cottage on one side and the priests garden, surrounded by still healthy boxwood bushes, on the other, a main courtyard, facing the house, leads right to the outbuildings, converted into flats, and left to the servants quarters a good distance away. These notably comprise garages, a greenhouse and a water tower. The parklands, behind the house, begin with a large lawn bordered by woods and bridle paths. On each floor, the windows are flanked by moulding which, when they are open, conceals the white-painted slatted shutters which replace the indoor shutters of 18th century residences.
The residenceThis house, most probably constructed at the very end of the 18th century, was completely redesigned in the 1830s to take on the style of Louis-Philippe. Its layout is very clear in that this rectangular building with white stone walls is flanked by a low extension spanning two windows under a roof terrace. It is set amidst courtyards, parklands, gardens and adjoining woods, making the property more pleasant. A large, glazed canopy, with an openwork metal structure, marks the buildings front door. A moulded string course separating the two stories goes around the facades. At their ends, rustic masonry quoins are extended by plain pilasters up to the upper cornice running under a Mansard style slate roof with its shed dormers. Nine, tall, proud, brick chimney stacks provide touches of colour against the grey-blue background. On each floor, windows are surrounded by a moulded architrave concealed by white wooden slatted shutters that replace the indoor shutters of 18th century residences. The black cast iron of the railings contrasts with the whiteness of the facade. This extremely luminous building features almost 50 windows. Its mostly vast through rooms have views of the parklands and the main courtyard. The layout of the spacious reception rooms with no corridors is typical of the 18th century.
Ground floor A sober elegance is immediately obvious when entering the central entrance hall. The walls are white and the floor covered with marble tiles laid in a chessboard pattern. A floral pattern carpet runner is laid on the white wood steps of the stairway. Said original, majestic stairway goes around the stairwell in which it is set, leaving a square hollow. Balanced steps go up to the first level, then ...
Anzahl der Schlafzimmer: 8, Anzahl der Badezimmer: 2, Bundesland: Île-de-France