20 bedroom Château/Estate For Sale In Montpellier
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It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Montpellier. From the windows on the second floor, the sea in the distance unveils itself behind a curtain of greenery. Formerly the centre of an agricultural estate, this Montpellier "folie" (in the architectural sense of the term), dating from the 17th century, dominates from its imposing stature a beautiful park. The castle has been modified over the centuries, brought up to date by its successive owners. The 19th century works did not touch the carcass, the building retains the ground plan and organisation planned by the architect Augustin-Charles d'Aviler: A central building surrounded by two short wings. However, the exterior appearance has been profoundly modified: the slate roof, the facades adorned with Louis XIII style decoration.
Today it is a private estate, not listed or classified on the Supplementary Inventory of Historic Monuments, with a net floor surface area of 1,400 m2 (4,444 sq ft) over 4 stories of approx. 270 m2 (2,770 sq ft): Half basement (cellars), garden level (living room, bedroom, kitchen), 1st floor (bedrooms), 2nd floor (attics). Important restoration works to be planned.
The magnificent park is laid out on the model of Versailles: On the terrace in front of the castle, two rectangular basins recall the water mirrors of the sun king and reflect its facade. Dozens of trees more than a hundred years old, indigenous and exotic, draw their majesty from two preserved springs:
The bald cypresses, thujas, yews, cypresses of Provence, holm oaks, umbrella pines and palms that make up this garden are classified. Like most of the follies of Montpellier, the castle has been amputated from its original environment: the outbuildings have become a group of dwellings.
The 5.2 ha (14.5 acre) parkland, partially purchased by the commune of Montpellier, are now part of the public domain and harmoniously extend the land with the building plots and the large 120 m2 (1,292 sq ft) greenhouse.
The PLU classification allows the development and enhancement compatible with the historical and architectural character of the site. To this end, all modifications or creations of floor areas are authorised as long as they remain measured and respect the architectural character of the existing buildings.
This property is suitable for any tourist or cultural project that would build on and enhance this heritage.
cellar, needs renovation, outbuildings
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