July 23, 2010

Trois Propriétés en France, Que je Prendrai!

Three properties in France, all of which I will take!

First up:GasgonyGasgony. An hour from Tarbes airport near Aignan, West Gers, this is a recently restored farmhouse with pool, hot tub, tennis court and gardens sweeping down to an ancient oak wood. It’s a shame there are only three bedrooms. Yours for €335,000 (£277,700 or $432,317).

Second:Paris FlatParis. You couldn’t be more central than this €164,000 (£136,000 or $211,641) studio in Le Marais, just around the corner from the Pompidou Centre. Inside it is surprisingly spacious with exposed stone walls and ceiling beams.

Third:Dordogne

Dordogne. This three-bed stone manor house near Sarlat has a roof in need of major surgery and decor which needs to be rescued from the 1960s. Then there are the un-renovated outbuildings … It could be a pricey project unless you are DIY-confident, but you get 17 acres close to a pretty bastide village. Cost: €486,000 (£403,000 or $627,182).

Which will it be? No. 1? No. 2? Or No. 3? 

14 comments:

  1. How nice of you to take us on yet another tour. I love those blue shutters in Gasgony, the intricate balconies in Paris and the tall thin towers in Dordogne. In each location I especially admire the beautiful aged colours of the masonry. For sheer atmosphere and feeling of dark history; I choose Dordogne.

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  2. I'll take the first one please.

    Merci!

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  3. Le Manoir s'il vous plait. I love a project, but the Paris apartment sounds like rather a good deal.

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  4. Number 2 please Meg.....that would suit me just fine thank you, xv.

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  5. I could take any of them and live an exquisitly different life in each. Lovely!

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  6. No.2 please, I can afford that...

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  7. I will take #2, interiors sight unseen and RIGHT NOW, if you please!

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  8. Aesthetically, I would choose number 1. I'm smitten with the robin's egg blue shutters! However, I would choose the Paris apartment because, after all, it's in Paris ♥ and I love Paris!!
    Wishing you a beautiful weekend!
    xoxo, B

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  9. What a steal for the Marais studio! What are the links for these?

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  10. http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/gallery/2010/jul/22/snooping-around-homes-market

    it's a link to the story, with the estate agents listed.

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  11. Paris please, as long as you don't mind our visiting each May.

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  12. Holy sh*t! The Paris apt, bien sûr! Can't believe that price -- only 200-thou?? In the Marais??? Heading over to The Guardian right now to take a look at that listing.

    But yes, all of them are beautiful, and if I were rich I'd love to have one of them.

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