Familial house

Jean Maître architect
Suresnes (92)

130 sqm
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
Garden: 100 sqm


A superb 50s family home with panoramic views over Paris!

This vertical family townhouse, built in 1950 by architect Jean Maître, is a superb example of modern architecture. Originally a simple brick pavilion, it was completely transformed in the 1950s and then raised in 1970.

The house spans 130 m² over three levels.

The ground floor comprises a beautiful double living room with an east-west fireplace, a conservatory opening onto the garden and a separate kitchen. Upstairs are two bedrooms, a bathroom and a mezzanine study. The second floor comprises a master suite with panoramic views over Paris and a bathroom. The basement includes a laundry room, cellar, wine cellar and garage. The house has a lovely 100 m² garden with a shed to the rear of the house.

It is ideally located in the hills above Suresnes, in a very quiet, residential street.

Light-filled, open-plan interiors

It is topped by a pleasant roof terrace offering panoramic views of all the monuments of Paris (the Sacré Coeur, the Panthéon, the Eiffel Tower, the Tour Montparnasse, etc.) from La Défense via Mont Valérien to the Observatoire de Meudon.

Its open-plan interiors are bathed in natural light thanks to the vast picture windows, and feature magnificent original architectural details such as the built-in wooden storage units, ceiling lights and convex mezzanine.

From the outside, the house has a geometric, uncluttered appearance typical of the modern movement.

Jean Maître

Born in Rouen in 1906, architect Jean Maître graduated from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1931, where he studied in the studios of Victor Laloux and Charles Lemaresquier. He was notably general architect of the AP-HP.

The Hauts-de-Seine, a sought-after suburb because of its proximity to Paris and its quality of life, is a popular place for architects to experiment.

As in Boulogne-Billancourt, the architects of the Mouvement Moderne – Le Corbusier, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Auguste Perret and Charles Bernard – built exceptional villas in Suresnes. It was in Suresnes that architects Eugène Beaudoin and Marcel Lods built the “open-air school” (1935), a listed historic monument and a manifesto for the hygienic theories of the 1930s, with its all-glass classrooms set in a garden planted with trees.

More recently, contemporary architects such as Jean-Pierre Caillères and Jacques Moussafir have designed houses in Suresnes that are unanimously recognised for their architectural quality.

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Jean Maître


Suresnes (92)