Old abbey and its monumental fireplace
Nestled in the historic center of a charming wine-growing village 30 minutes from Strasbourg, the history of this exceptional 660 sqm complex dates back to the 17th century. An integral part of an old abbey, it brings together the porter’s house and part of the house of the secretary of the religious building. It benefited in the 70s from an original reinterpretation organized around a monumental fireplace signed by Jacques Couëlle.
A discreet door provides access to a small courtyard marking the transition with the village. From the entrance, the subtle mix of natural materials and the interplay of split levels catch the eye. The imposing exposed beams contrast with the immaculate whiteness of the concrete. A majestic hall distributes a lounge area nestled in the hollow of a first hearth of the fireplace. It is extended by a dining area perched on a promontory concealing an indoor swimming pool and from which the 11 meters in height of the building can be admired. An arched opening leads to the outside of the building where a second courtyard is revealed. Adorned with Gothic remains recovered from a Provençal chapel, it offers a romantic atmosphere as well as a view of the church steeple. A large cellar dating from the origins of the building is overlooked by a solid wooden staircase leading to a first sleeping area. It consists of three bedrooms, a bathroom and a sauna. The staircase continues its course towards the upper level where there is a fourth bedroom, a bathroom and a kitchen.
In the center of the building, the fireplace accommodates a second fireplace as well as a second lounge area also extended by a dining room offering a bird’s eye view of the lower level and the superb Provençal Gothic bay integrated into the building in the 1970s. A true extension structure of the fireplace, a staircase decorated with ironwork leads to the last level which reveals a vast reception room nestled under the framework. In addition to the third hearth of the fireplace, it also houses a library where we recognize the rounded and instinctive shapes of Jacques Couëlle. An independent apartment offers more conventional spaces with a kitchen with a central island extended by a living room with a cathedral ceiling overlooked by a mezzanine. The latter opens onto a pleasant terrace. The sleeping area consists of a small living room with fireplace, a large bedroom with its custom storage and a bathroom. An independent studio as well as a garage accessible from the street complete the services of this property.
This exceptional place will be ideal for your shootings, your filming or your professional events.
Abby en détails
- Type of location : Atypical place, House
- Type of use : Film shooting, Meeting, Product presentation, Seminar, Shooting, Video clip
- Environment : Atypique, Countryside / nature
- Style : Contemporary, Old-fashioned decoration
- Amount of rooms : 8
- Surface : 660 sqm
- Access to water : No
- Swimming pool : Yes
- Natural light : Yes
Why did we select it?
We chose it for its unusual volumes, its architecture that reflects a real history and its atypical decoration.