- 3 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- 7 habitable rooms
- 125 square meters of living space
- 1500 square meters of surface of the outbuildings
This residence is in a street lined with luxurious, elegant properties and stands in a 500 m² garden, near to a lake. Its external architecture reflects the Anglo-Norman style which was so fashionable during the Belle-Époque. It is marked by features such as its hipped roof, its balconies and its other porches as well as facades featuring imitation half-timbering, etc. A small house in the garden reflects a similar style. Its surface area makes it more than just a tool shed.
The garden, enclosed by a trimmed hedge, is laid to lawn and enhanced with a wisteria, the size of which suggests that it dates from the house’s construction period, as well as a birch and a chestnut tree. A white-wood trellis is but waiting for a climbing rose to cover it.
This house, spanning two levels topped with attic space and constructed over a cellar, dates from the 1890’s. A fairly wide range of materials was used which produced the catalogue or patchwork effect which was very fashionable at the time, featuring half-timbering, millstone grit, enamel tiles and shingle, as if the architect absolutely had to introduce some fantasy that an overly long tradition would eventually have prevented. The gables are made of millstone grit on the first level, with half-timbering and rendering under the roof and decorative ceramic tiles next to a balcony. The other walls are built completely of millstone grit. It is worthy of note that they are most visible from the garden, what can be seen are gables. The house spans 125 m² of living space.
The pleasantly old-fashioned charm of this property, deeply anchored in this era prior to the disastrous First World War, still brings to mind a time when a certain way of life, steeped in an artistic and intellectual effervescence, existed throughout the whole of Europe. Furthermore, the garden goes perfectly with the architectural style.
This property would be ideal for a family, an artist or a person seeking to work from home.
It would also be possible to envisage renting the small, self-contained house at the end of the garden to provide income.
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