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Melun
€865,000
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  • 6 bedrooms
  • 420 square meters of living space
  • 15500 square meters of cadastral area
Property description
A “Second Empire” chateau with a Mansard roof and its outbuildings in south Seine-et-Marne - ref 645092
In the French department of Seine-et-Marne, in the heart of the Brie region, an hour from Paris via the A5 motorway, in surroundings alternating fields and woods, on the outskirts of a hamlet equidistant from Fontainebleau and Vaux-le-Vicomte (some 25 kilometres away).
Local shops are to be found in the village just 3 minutes away.
All shops, amenities and schools (secondary and sixth form college) in a market town, 7 km away. School bus.
The international INSEAD, “The Business School for the World”, is in Fontainebleau.
An SNCF train station with free car parking is 7 km away (45-minute TER train link to Paris-Gare-de-l’Est).
Orly airport in 60 minutes and Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport in 75 minutes.
Once the large, luxurious home on a vast estate, this now fully detached residence neighbours miscellaneous farm buildings, including a farm which has ceased all agricultural activity.
Built in the middle of the 19th century under the “Second Empire”, this building is set back off the road in 1.5 ha of grounds, comprising grasslands, woods, a lake and landscaped parklands. The grounds are planted with various species of trees and shrubs: oak, horse chestnut, plane, bamboo, conifer, laurel, cedar and boxwood as well as miscellaneous decorative plants.
It is accessed via a driveway ending at a gable wall and a courtyard closed by superb wrought iron gates, at the back of the building.

The chateau

This building has four sections comprising the main building and a wing set at right angles on each side, one wing protruding towards the front, whilst the other, protruding towards the back, is extended by a section of the farmhouse currently used as a workshop.
The stone walls are covered with rendering, the pale yellow colour of which is known as “eggshell”.
The Mansard-style slate roof has four slopes with zinc decks and slate breaks. It features classical triangular and Louis XV style curved pediment roof dormers covered in wrought zinc as well as several hinged skylights.
The facade of the main, central building is adorned with a balcony featuring pear-shaped balusters and a glass awning protecting a section of the terrace.

The main dwelling (420 m²)

The floors are covered with flagstones and tiling as well as oak and pitch-pine wood parquet flooring.
The original decorative features have been preserved: decorative staffs, moulding, rosettes, friezes, panelling, trumeaux as well as numerous marble and stone fireplaces of different styles.

The farmhouse (approx. 130 m²)

Adjoining the back of the chateau, the farmhouse can be accessed directly from the main house or independently depending on requirements.
It is currently being used as offices and a workshop but it could easily be turned back into accommodation.

The outbuilding

A small renovated house spanning 30 m² by the side of the lake.

The swimming pool

The recent, outdoor swimming pool measures 4x11 m.

The sauna

The sauna is outdoors.



Our opinion
The second half of the 19th century provides us here with a good example of the quality and the diversity of its works.
The most impressive residence in the neighbourhood, it bears the title “Château” together with the name of the site on which it is built; named, as is often the case, by the local villagers and continued by tradition.
This vast, elegant residence could be used as a family home, a holiday home near to Paris or for mixed private and professional purposes by those seeking an unspoilt quality of life not too far from the country.
This property has no audible or visual nuisances.
Melun, France
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