A stunning house over the channel, this 1960s Sten Samuelson-designed modernist villa in Pontoise, near Paris, France was one we flagged up some time back, but now seems to have been discounted.
Samuelson was a Swedish architect who designed this place in 1962, set in a rural location, close to some woods and over a private bridge. We can’t say for sure, but it looks virtually unchanged since that initial build, both inside and out, suggesting this place has not been on the market for some years. Some great period features inside, not least with the curving staircase.
You want space too? This place has space, as well as views of the ‘ideal setting’ that’s all around. According to the agent, the house has 600 sq. metres of habitable space, sat in landscaped grounds covering 3,400 sq. metres. You enter the property via a ‘grand entrance’, which takes you into a reception area that opens onto the garden. You’ll also find a staff bedroom and a staff apartment on this floor, as well as a double garage, a sauna, a workshop and a wine cellar.
Head up to the first floor and you’ll find an ‘immense’ kitchen/dining area, a lounge with a fireplace, a corner lounge, three bedrooms, a bathroom, a dressing room, a parental suite with en-suite bathroom and two further dressing areas. You really can’t have too many dressing rooms. Clever design means all the room have access to a vast terrace too, which has got to be a selling point.
If you want it, the house has a new lower price, but still quite a high one for €1,340,000, which works out at around £1,134,174.