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Spectacular country house with panoramic views towards Paris

Reference: J4-1615

French Country House For Sale - Île-de-France - Yvelines (78) - France

A spectacular country house, listed ‘Monument Historique’ built in 1923-1924. Set in approximately 6 acres, with splendid, panoramic views towards Paris & La Défense.

Reception Rooms: 7
Bedrooms: 10
Bathrooms: 7
Land: 2.28 ha
Ref: J4-1615
Price € 16,000,000
Price £ 14,635,200
Price $ 18,153,600

Completely protected in its park by a band of woodland on one side and the Forêt Domaniale de Marly on the other, the property is well placed in the Commune of Louveciennes with rapid access by the l’A13 on the road towards other attractive towns like Marly, Bougival, La Celle St. Cloud, on or near the Seine. Versailles is 5 miles to the South with frequent fast trains into Paris, and the Autoroute continues west to Normandy and the Ferries to the U.K. Easy access to the Paris airports - Orly, Le Bourget (for private jets) and Roissy, by the A86, the ‘Francilien’.

A spectacular country house, listed ‘Monument Historique’ (Grade I) built in 1923-1924, in the style of a directoire pavillion (1800).

Piano Nobile:
A dome in the centre of the southern façade sits over the semi-circular steps up to the Piano Nobile, and the elegant terrace and balustrade.
Central double-doors open to the splendid salon with windows opening up to the grandiose view over the Parisien ‘Bassin’ and La Défense.
On the left, an arch opens up to the sitting room with one window north.
From the entrance hall, the double doors on the left lead to the very attractive dining room with one South-facing window.
- Laundry room with one window south and a wall of useful cupboards
- Pantry with one window north
- China cupboards, sink, and, in one corner,
a larder and on the other side, access to the sitting room.
From the salon, a door to the right of the fireplace opens to a central corridor giving access on the left to Bedroom 1 with one window north.
En suite is bathroom 1 with one window north.
Bedroom 2 with one window south.
Bathroom 2 with one window south.
At the end of this corridor, glazed double-doors open to an ante-room
A discreet staircase serving all three floors (and presently also a chair-lift).

First Floor
Served by the two staircases, one at each end, of which the service stairs leads up to a maid's room with one window west and a shower room and WC.
The eastern stairs lead up to a landing.
Library with a wide window looking east over the Forest of Marly.
Four steps in the centre of the west side lead up to the bureau, with this spectacular panoramic view towards the Seine and La Défense.
Under the eaves a spacious archive room.
Cinema/TV room also with archive rooms in the eaves.

Basement - Garden Level
Spacious secondary entrance hall, particularly used by the garden and domestic staff. A series of storage rooms, a dining room, a boiler room (gas heating)

A separate staircase near the centre of the house descends to two wine cellars which are underneath a round garden room with two windows and a French window north, giving onto the terrace and three bedrooms each with their ensuite bathroom, one on the north and two on the South side of the house.
At the east end of this garden floor, there is the second staircase and a vast area which is, in effect a spacious garage for 2 cars with a wide automatic garage door opening to the drive outside.

From the time of the construction of the Pavillion in 1923, this property has never benefitted from the presence of outbuildings or garages, etc. However, the vendor considers that a guardian’s lodge and garage could be built in the grounds. The ‘Architecte des Bâtiments de France’ (who decides on these matters) has indicated that he would not be opposed to such a project.

The property is surrounded by lovely, landscaped gardens, totally private and calm, since the property is completely protected by a band of woods on the Western side and on the northern and eastern sides, it borders on the Forest of Marly where it has private access to a parcel of woodland. Within these grounds is The Belvedere, a Temple serving as a Mausoleum in a specially laid out garden with spectacular and rare specimen trees, now happily mature.

Total property area is 2 Ha. 28 a. 32 ca. (5.64 ACRES)

According to a Notarial Acte of the 10th February, 2012 a part of the Public Domaine, benefits from a ‘Right of Use’ for the owner of the property, effectively bringing the total usable area of the Park to 2 Ha. 59 a. 57 ca.

All information above is deemed to be reliable but may be subject to errors and omissions.

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