Earlier and present are entwined in the urban main of Caen in northwestern France.
Identified as the hometown of William the Conqueror, the background-loaded port sits along the Orne river in the heart of the Normandy location. Stone residences from the Center Ages share the town with modern day 21st century dwellings.
This turreted stone house, crafted in 1880, is topped by a steep roof revealing dormer home windows. Each and every of the 4 floors has about 80 sq. meters or 861 square feet of residing area.
Among the rooms are 3 residing parts, an up to date kitchen area and a chandelier-topped eating chamber.
The most important living space centers on an stylish hearth. Substantial ceilings, moldings and wall panels build a refined ambiance in the richly in depth home.
Herringbone-patterned wooden floors and attractive moldings keep on into the dining place, which has a marble fireplace and opens instantly to the present-day kitchen.
In design and style conditions, extra than a century separates the two areas. Flush kitchen cabinetry, a center island with a 2nd sink and a subdued palette of white, black and grey boost the modern vibe.
A central staircase and a 4-human being elevator connect the 320 square meters or 3,444 square ft of dwelling place.
Between bed room specifics are wooden floors, crown moldings and a fireplace. The modernized loos element floating-design sinks, marble walls and an outsized glass-walled shower.
The seem-proofed best ground is established up as a media/sport place for entertaining with a extensive bar alongside one particular aspect. The angled partitions provide light in by means of the dormer windows.
A 500-square-meter back garden, about 5,382 square feet, is enclosed by vintage stone walls. Stone terraces and lawn fill the space.
The five-bed room, three-bathroom residence is about 10 minutes from a coach station and five minutes from the city heart.
Sophie van Cayzeele of Groupe Mercure is the listing agent for the home, which is priced at 1.26 million Euros or near to US $1.5 million. The buy will involve a close by two-auto garage.
Caen is about 235 kilometers, or 146 miles, from Paris. The intercontinental Caen– Carpiquet Airport is about 6 kilometers, or 4 miles, away.
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