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For sale: 1960s Le Corbusier-inspired modernist property near Orleans, central France


Fancy buying a house that's both stylish and architecturally significant? This 1960s Le Corbusier-inspired modernist property in Orleans, central France is on the market - and perhaps for not as much as you think.

The house dates to 1967 and is around 81 miles out of Paris, to give you a rough idea of Geography. The man behind it was a Le Corbusier student called Sopick, who used Le Corbusier's golden ratio and human scale, known as ‘the modular’ for its construction. If you want to know more about that, do a web search, it's complicated stuff.


The end result was this modernist gem, sat in 3.7 acres of private land and with two outbuildings, one that's ready to go as guest accommodation. As for the house itself, that's on one level around a long corridor which directs you to an eating area, a living room with large picture windows leading to a covered, open air terrace, a master studio and its shower room, a kitchen and three bedrooms. It's also packed with period detailing and has a cellar underneath, which also hosts the heating system.

A lot of house and land, but not for a huge amount of money. €295,000 (£236,000) isn't cheap, but it's a fraction of what this would cost in the UK. More images on the agent's site.

Find out more at the Patrice Besse website

Via WowHaus


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