2008

CHATEAU DE LA BARRE

Fontaine-Le-Port, Seine-Et-Marne (77)

    client

    GMDP Architecture

    surface

    2,060 m²

    cost of the works

    € 18 M excl. VAT

    The Massoury estate, positioned on a hillside overlooking the right bank of the river Seine, is a 18 hectare largely wooded walled property with views over the Fontainbleau national forest.
    Within this vast estate, now representing a single block of land, there are several buildings whose construction goes back to the end of the 19th century, a period that saw the development of these large Seine riverside residences.
    The Château de Massoury and its outbuildings are located to the west of the site. In the middle lies the Château de la Barre with its own outbuildings. To the east are a number of service buildings linked to a former industrial sawmill activity which are now incorporated into the property.
    The operation concerned the construction of two lateral wings leading off the main Château de la Barre building to create a new dining room in the east wing and a large lounge in the west wing, each with their annexe spaces and the restructuring of linking spaces on the ground floor, 1st floor and basement level. The basement premises, used by the kitchens, have also been enlarged.
    The central building has been restructured and the bedrooms and bathrooms refitted for the owner’s guests. The main lounge, entirely decorated in a Louis 16th style, is equipped with removable tiered seating so that the room can be used as an auditorium.
    The large dining room can seat 40 people. Panelling, “canopies”, hangings, curtains, chandeliers, lighting, furniture and objects have been designed or arranged by the GMDP ARCHITECTURE agency.
    The works and fitting out operations were completed within an 11 month period.