Auction Property. French Chateau Apartment
This 5 Room apartment is being sold at Online Auction. It is a Rare Louis XIII style castle in perfect condition.
A 50 minute drive through the countryside from Paris and 15 mins from Meaux in Seine-et-Marne, France. This property has the privacy of being in the open countryside. There is a large heated swimming pool, tennis courts and is only 5 minutes from the shops and train station of Lizy sur Ourcq (77440).
Located on an exceptionally maintained 40+/- Acres (16 hectares), this is a corner apartment with approx 1012 Square Feet ( 94 square meters) on the third floor offering a view of the vast English style park and the surrounding countryside.
This property consists of an entrance living room, a second living room, a private kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a half bath. This apartment has been very well maintained.
Exceptional condominium services at this property this is a guarded site, the presence of a caretaker who is there at all times (24/7) and a cleaning lady, with a possible concierge service, heated swimming pool and grounds maintenance, an English park, a French garden, an orchard, glass roof and a lovely wooded area.
The apartment comes with an additional attic space that can be used and currently has a washing machine (with plenty of space for a dryer). The attic is currently used as an art studio for painting. It is not accessible directly from the apartment, but from an alternate access through the hall by the apartment door. This attic space is not counted in the square feet. The heating system is below the windows and connected to the main building system.
This apartment is on the 4th floor, note that in the European terms, this is called the 3rd floor, as the main floor is not considered the 1st floor. The apartment rents in season for $1100 – $1500 Euros per week (1 US dollar = .97 Euros as of Oct 2022).
This is an ideal investment for a family looking for large space in a secure environment with rental and seasonal investment returns possible. Close to Paris and Charles de Gaulle airport: 50 minute drive from Paris by car, 40 minutes from the Charles de Gualle airport – 3.5 km from shops and Lizy sur Ourcq train station – 30 minutes from Disney Land Paris.
HISTORY…This Chateau has a Wikipedia listing, in which it says:
The original château was built around 1630 in the reign of Louis XIII by Sebastian le Hardy whose family lived there until 1791.
Louis XIV is said to have visited around 1651 and commented that the chateau was “bien troussé” (“well fitted-out”), perhaps suggesting the origin of the name Château de la Trousse. The King bestowed the title of Marquis on the le Hardy family in 1651.
The château was renovated and improved during the 1680s when the then owner, Marquis Phillipe-August le Hardy, with the services of the famous architect Liberal Bruant, the architect of the Hotel des Invalides in Paris.
In 1684, their only child, Marie-Henriette le Hardy, wed a north Italian prince, Amede-Adolphe dal Pozzo, Marquis de Vognere.
The château and buildings have since been renovated and divided into a number of private apartments. The co-owners take joint responsibility for the upkeep and improvements to the château and its 40-acre estate.