Good Monday morning! A beautiful EIGHT-bedroom 18th Century historic townhouse with large garden in the heart of Saint Saens, near the northern coast of France.
The architecture of this home reminds me of some of the loveliest townhouses in Brooklyn or the Lower West Side — but set in France and costing about 20 million dollars less! What a stunning gem!!
From the listing on Leggett:
The property is approached through grand iron gates which also lead to the quirky old garage which could be developed if desired and would, subject to planning make a fantastic artists studio or Gîte. The driveways has room for around 3 cars. The walled garden behind the house is glorious with many established shrubs ancient trees and a wide variety of flowers. For walkers the Forest of Eawy is situated behind the house and is one of the biggest forests of the Pays de Bray, covering an area of 6550 hectares between Saint Saens and Dampierre-Saint-Nicholas.
The current owners have improved the house during their time always working with the old original features but the house still requires some work and offers the opportunity for someone new to leave their stamp on it. Accommodation as follows: Ground Floor: Front hallway with doors leading to Salon/Dining Room and Inner Hall. From the inner hall the main staircase rises to the first and second floors and doors to Library and Kitchen/breakfast room. From here there is a door to the side entrance, scullery and boiler room with stairs to the Grenier and downstairs WC. First Floor: 3 bedrooms ( with en-suite dressing rooms) and 2 bathrooms. Second Floor: 5 bedrooms WC. Outside: Garage/ Vaulted Cellars.