Definitely one of the prettiest houses in Chalabre,( actually two houses ), and with an enviable location fronting our village Square, which is scheduled, in the future, to become pedestrianised and further improved when it will become one of the most prized locations in the village.
The front facade is charming, original heavy front door, tall windows above enhanced by delicate wrought iron work, even the window supports are curved instead of being merely squared off.
Within, the property is a wonderful marriage of modern and original, all the original elements have been kept, gorgeous , crisp plasterwork surrounding the marble fireplaces, plaster mouldings to the ceilings, the double inner entrance doors retained and one of the most beautiful staircases we have seen – in a village noted for pretty staircases. This really is a gem.
The current owner has achieved a seamless mixture of old and new , removing a narrow, light obscuring corridor and redundant interior walls to create a modern, open concept living space at ground floor level. Light, airy and with a delectable kitchen ,with a large dining area and another large seating area focused on the marble fireplace.
This is such a large house/s that it has been possible to create ” suites” rather than just ” bedrooms “. Each bedroom is generous and has its own, private sitting area. Plenty of bathrooms too – the master bedroom is served by a particularly luxurious family bathroom with a roll top bath, large , walk in Italian style shower, complete with rainfall shower. One entire wall in this bathroom is dedicated to storage cupboards – such a brilliant idea…. The next floor up is comfortable office space plus a large bedroom , again with a seating area…
Possibly the icing on the cake with this property is the generous roof terrace…accessed via the insulated loft wonderful views in all directions… behind you the Chateau of Chalabre, if front , rolling hills ..and to the side the historic village Chapel perched on its hill.
The second house is somewhat less developed , at ground floor – all the practicalities.. the laundry area, the central heating boiler and fuel tank, plus space for motorbikes, bikes, skis… all the things that usually one trips over… and with double garage doors allowing easy access to storage space.
Above, another suite with its own dedicated bathroom…and, above that, an insulated loft.
We would note that the current owner was debating turning the loft that accesses the roof terrace into a covered indoor garden area… and improving the terrace access. Brilliant idea which could look stunning…
The wall paint in the major bathroom – which is fully functional – has been left to the decision of the next owner, flooring is seriously waterproof so you will be safe to splash in the roll top bath as much as you like ….
This is a very unusual, beautifully located property that could give you an income stream if you chose to separate the two houses – both the original entrances still function…or could continue to be a marvellous family home.
For the romantics amongst you, the dry, vaulted cellars originally led up to our village Chateau..part of an escape route in times of battle … the exact date is unknown, so all we are saying is ” very, very, very old. “
Utterly stunning, with very beautiful , flexible accommodation. Great location and definitely priced to sell – We are proud to be representing this property. Any questions, do not hesitate to call us…..