Modernist House

Atelier Wagram
Le Vésinet (78)

170 sqm
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
Garden : 1 000 sqm


A modernist house immersed in a natural environment.

The charm of this typical late 1950s architect-designed house lies in its openness, light, spaciousness and integrated furniture.

With no overlooked neighbours and surrounded by a 1000 m² garden, this single-storey house spans 170 m². It comprises a large, south-west-facing living room with plenty of space, a library, a fireplace and picture windows opening onto a terrace, and a dining room with a pass-through to the kitchen, which has access to a second terrace. Three bedrooms, two of which have access to the garden, a bathroom (with the possibility of creating an additional one), a study in the courtyard and a basement with garage complete the refined spaces of this house.

Located in Le Vésinet, this house is set in a natural, unspoilt environment that is much sought-after for its proximity to Paris. It is located in a quiet, residential area with renowned schools, colleges and lycées. From the house, it takes just 10 minutes to reach La Défense and 25 minutes to reach Gare de Lyon in Paris by RER.

Spacious, light-filled living spaces

All the rooms are bathed in light thanks to bay windows, French windows or high ceilings, and enjoy views over a pleasant garden planted with century-old oak trees.

The interior décor is based on natural, raw materials such as wood, stone and concrete. The spaciousness of the living room, which opens onto the dining room, the corner fireplace with its open hearth and the original furnishings (bookcase, hutch and wall cupboards) place this house in the style of the 1950s-1960s.

The Yvelines, a suburb favoured by the bourgeoisie for its proximity to the capital and its quality of life, was often a testing ground for architects of the Modern Movement. The Villa Savoye in Poissy, built by Le Corbusier between 1928 and 1931, is considered an emblem of modern architecture. Here, Le Corbusier applied the five points of modern architecture (pilotis, roof terrace, free plan, free facade and entablature). This villa, a veritable manifesto of new architecture, was listed as a Historic Monument in 1964. The Château de Mézy, known as Le Gibet, built by Robert Mallet-Stevens in Mézy-sur-Seine in 1923, and the Villa Bomsel, built by André Lurçat in Versailles in 1924, are further examples of the quality of Modern Movement architecture in the Yvelines.

The architecture of this house, which combines glass, stone and wood with clean lines, is part of a trend among modern architects to use traditional materials to adapt modern architecture to specific climates and cultures. In 1931, for example, Le Corbusier built a holiday home in Le Pradet for Madame Mandrot, with facades clad in local stone, and in 1934 he designed the weekend house for Henfel in La Celle Saint-Cloud, whose millstone facades were part of a regional tradition.

After the war, many architects adopted the same approach, including André Lurçat at Sceaux in 1949, André Bloc at Meudon in 1953 and the Wagram studio (M. Ronnaldo, X. Carnoy, N. Topaloff) for this house in 1958.

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Le Vésinet (78)