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Reference 246355

Unique 6 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in Rambouillet, Paris-Ile-de-France

1,983,000 EUR
1,705,380 GBP 2,121,810 USD
Unique, bright and spacious 6 bedroom house, which was built on commission by Pierre Petit, part of whose original work was exhibited at the 1937 Paris Universal Exhibition on the theme of "Hunting and Fishing Rendezvous", situated in a quiet setting within a large mature manicured plot of 33,000m2, with ample room to instal a swimming pool, located in Rambouillet.

Set out over 4 floors, plus a large basement, this charming home offers almost 460m2 of living space, which includes a monumental double main door leading into a sumptuous entrance hall, which is entirely frescoed and has a ceiling height of over a 6m. Living room/bar on the right, which still has all its original decoration (bar covered in coloured glass tubes, coloured stucco wall units by Jean Rene Debarre, multi-effect backlighting, etc.), and several rooms that were once used for service purposes, which still have their original furnishings.

On the left is the splendid spiral staircase leading to the large living room (53m2) on the 1st floor, also with its original Art Deco furniture, abundantly lit by the bay windows giving access to the vast half-moon terrace overlooking the park, the pond and its fountain, the rose garden and the gardens. Also on this level is a delightful small living room with a private terrace, separated from the living room by 2 stained glass double doors designed by Jean Joseph Kef Ray. Kitchen and pantry.

A suspended staircase, a real masterpiece, leads to the second level with a billiard room, 3 bedrooms, including the 45m2 master suite (with bathroom, dressing room and 30m2 private terrace), 2 further bathrooms, dressing room and a separate WC.

Third and top floor: vast landing area and 3 bedrooms, all with their own distinctive mosaic floors in typical Art Deco style.

This exceptional property offers 3.5 hectares of enclosed parklands completely out of sight, with a tennis court (area to be renovated), 2 horse stalls and a career, secure double garage, vegetable garden and its authentic period theatre inspired by Louis Lumiere (with revolving stage and original decorations - to be renovated).

The many details of the original adornment, furniture and lighting (polished stucco walls, glass or marble mosaic floors, oak parquet flooring, translucent concrete, stained glass windows, eglomised glass, etc.) are in pristine state of conservation, and most of them are referenced (look book of the Universal Exhibition, many works signed and numbered).

Detail of main surface areas:
Ground floor: entrance hall: 17m2. Service hall: 21m2. Reception room/bar: 61m2. Office room: 10m2. Cloakroom: 15m2.

1st floor: large living room: 54m2. Small living room: 10m2. Kitchen and utility room: 32m2. Laundry: 12m2. Terrace: 25m2.

2nd floor: bedroom: 25m2. Bathroom: 8m2. Bedroom: 24m2. Bathroom: 5m2. Bedroom: 14m2. Billiards room: 38m2. Terrace: 30m2.

3rd floor: landing: 28m2. Bedroom: 10,.64m2. Bedroom: 10.79m2. Bedroom:15m2.


Price1,983,000 EUR
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