Modernist House

Etienne Kohlmann architect
Fontainebleau (77)

300 sqm
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
Landscaped garden with trees: 15 000 sqm


A modernist house in a privileged setting.

This beautiful house, remarkable for the simplicity of its lines and its construction qualities, was designed in 1964 by the architect Etienne Kohlmann.

With a floor surface area of 300 m2, the ground floor comprises a large, bright, double-height lounge, a kitchen, a study, a bedroom and two bathrooms. Upstairs is a mezzanine, two bedrooms and a bathroom. On the same level is a small flat comprising a living room, a kitchen and a bedroom with its own bathroom. Large picture windows open onto large terraces and a 15,000 m² garden planted with trees, offering peace and light.

It is set in a privileged natural environment, in the heart of the Gâtinais Regional Park. Just a stone’s throw from a charming village with local shops, the house overlooks a pretty landscape with a view of a beautiful Gothic church listed as a Historic Monument. It is close to Fontainebleau, which means it can take advantage of all the town has to offer (international lycée, transport links, horse-riding clubs, golf course).

An exceptional location

The architecture of this house blends harmoniously into the landscape. Built high up on a rock barrier, it is surrounded by 5,000 m² of enclosed garden in the heart of 10,000 m² of wooded grounds. An exceptional location for a quality property.

Etienne Kohlmann

Etienne Kohlmann (1903-1988) trained at the Ecole Supérieure Professionnelle in Rambouillet, before studying at the Ecole Boulle from 1918 to 1922.

In 1913, he joined the Studium Louvre, the art studio of the Grands Magasins du Louvre. He was its director from 1927 to 1937. Kohlmann contributed to the creation of a lady’s bedroom with desk (woodwork and furniture) in the Grands magasins du Louvre pavilion at the 1925 Exposition des Arts décoratifs et industriels modernes in Paris. He took part in the Salon d’Automne and the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs. After 1925, he introduced tubular steel frames to his furniture designs.

From 1933, he collaborated with architects Emile Aillaud and André Ventre on a number of competitions, including the decoration of Notre-Dame and the Panthéon in Paris for a state funeral (a competition organised by the Ministry of Fine Arts) and the 1937 International Exhibition.

With Aillaud and Ventre, he designed the Elegance, Finery and Department Store pavilions at the Louvre at the 1937 Exhibition. At the 1939 New York International Exhibition, they designed the presentation of the clothing, haute couture and fur industries.

Kohlmann designed and furnished Dr Debat’s laboratories in Garches (1930-1935), the offices of the Société parisienne d’électricité (1933), and the Institut dentaire (fondation Eastman, Paris 13e).After the war, he turned to architecture for good. He built schools, multi-purpose halls, centres for the disabled, apartment blocks and private homes in the Seine-et-Marne region.

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Etienne Kohlmann


Fontainebleau (77)