My Mazamet

Life at № 42

Best value property in the region – by a mile!

 

woodsalon

Their version of our grey salon

Four floors of 200m2 each, 10 rooms, exquisite panelling, marble fireplaces, fabulous garden with ancient trees – and of course this happens to be the sister-property of number 42. The layout is very, very similar. It’s obviously priced for a quick sale. Modernising is necessary but the place is beautifully kept. The price is 540,000 € which is approximately US$600,000. Purchase costs in the region are an extra 8 to 10%.

For more details contact Clémence 06 23 17 37 98 or Valérie 06 15 27 27 45

“Au pied de la Montagne noire, dans le sud ouest de la France, en coeur de ville de Mazamet, coup de coeur pour cette splendide maison de maître de la fin du XIXème siècle. De style classique, avec ses encadrements en pierre de taille, elle développe 4 niveaux de 200m2. Très beaux éléments anciens : parquets, moulures, cheminées ….Les vastes pièces de réception, s’ouvrent sur une terrasse et un jardin clos, arboré, à l’abri des regards.”

Source: vente TARN SUD – MAZAMET SUPERBE MAISON DE MAITRE DE 500M2 + DEPENDANCES

Here’s a picture of it a long time ago, and below that a write up from a book about the important houses in the area.

vidalhouse

45 comments on “Best value property in the region – by a mile!

  1. john zande
    September 19, 2019

    Lovely. But what about the neighbours?

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  2. Carmen
    September 19, 2019

    *she chuckles*.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      September 19, 2019

      Not your style? The exteriors are a bit dur, but the garden does soften it.

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      • Carmen
        September 20, 2019

        I was chuckling at JZ’s comment. .. :). It looks like a palace – it’s huge!

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      • The Pink Agendist
        September 20, 2019

        It’s not small as a whole, but the rooms are all fairly cosy sizes. Not a single room is over 40m2, which also makes cleaning and closing off unused areas very easy.

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  3. Scottie
    September 19, 2019

    Hello Pink. Sorry I am confused a bit. You have done such grand work with #42 are you saying you are buying the new place to work your magic on it also? If I was to compare pictures of what you have done in your place your efforts are far better than the one here for that property. If you do buy it I know you will make it grand, you really enjoy doing that. I wish both of you the best. Hugs

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    • The Pink Agendist
      September 19, 2019

      Nooooooo! I’m not moving, EVER! And thanks for the compliment 😊
      When I heard the place next door was for sale for such a great price I thought I’d publicise it for them. It would make a fabulous home for someone.

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      • Scottie
        September 19, 2019

        Hello Pink. Still I think you should buy it and create a second grand place you could rent out, and even use part of it as a guest house for your visiting friends. If nothing else your talents you have clearly shown at decorating will increase the value and you could sell it for a profit. But I understand if you do not want the extra work. I am just saying I loved the pictures of the transformative work you did on your own home. Hugs

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      • The Pink Agendist
        September 20, 2019

        I’d love to do that, but Mike would murder me before I ever had the chance. That house would need very little to look absolutely sublime. The outside grey should be softened to a sandy limestone colour and the interiors should be monochrome white or ivory – that way all the ornate plasterwork and mouldings would look super elegant.

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  4. Robert A. Vella
    September 19, 2019

    Just a little out of my price range… darn!

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    • The Pink Agendist
      September 20, 2019

      It’s got massive commercial potential as there’s a whole separate building at the back which could be made into for profit apartments/gites 😉

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  5. dpmonahan
    September 20, 2019

    Jawdropping price compared to where I’m at, I might move to France if I could find a job. Any demand for gin-sodden shiftless layabouts out there?

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    • The Pink Agendist
      September 20, 2019

      It’s amazing value for France in general; mostly because we’re isolated in a nature reserve/park. As soon as there’s a motorway, the prediction is prices will go up dramatically.

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  6. Hariod Brawn
    September 20, 2019

    How big’s the garden?

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    • Carmen
      September 20, 2019

      Let’s hope it’s big enough for peas, beans, turnips and squash! 😉

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      • The Pink Agendist
        September 20, 2019

        I was pruning the plants by the wall that separates us last week and noticed they’ve got a gorgeous potager with all sorts of vegetables against their side of the wall. So yes, there’s tons of room for a decent crop.

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      • Hariod Brawn
        September 20, 2019

        Hi Carmen! Yes, and a spare acre for Pink’s personal cannabis plantation.

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      • The Pink Agendist
        September 20, 2019

        As if! I’m not a cannabis sort of person. I’m too controlling. Last time I tried, many years ago, I ended up with a watch in my hand, timing everything and taking notes of what happened.

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      • Carmen
        September 20, 2019

        It would probably be a quick-cash crop! 🙂

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      • Hariod Brawn
        September 20, 2019

        Oh, understood. Best stick to DMT. I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too.

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      • The Pink Agendist
        September 20, 2019

        If I had my choice, it’d be MDMA 😛

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    • The Pink Agendist
      September 20, 2019

      Bigger than ours, probably somewhere between 2500 and 3000 m2.

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      • Hariod Brawn
        September 20, 2019

        That’s a reasonable size for a large-town property, by English standards. I looked on the agent’s site and couldn’t see much about the garden. Are solar panels popular down there, what with all the sun? I suppose they’d be rather frowned upon on properties such as this?

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      • The Pink Agendist
        September 20, 2019

        One of the reasons we chose this town was precisely because it was one of the few places where we could get a decent garden in town, walking distance to everything.
        Solar panels are hugely popular. As they have a mansard roof, they could probably get away with solar panels that are nearly invisible.

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      • Hariod Brawn
        September 20, 2019

        Oh, okay; I wondered if buildings like yours and this one may have what in England is known as ‘Listed’ status, meaning things like double glazing and solar panels are off the table. How old are this and your place, may I ask, mid-to-late 19th. c. or thereabouts?

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      • The Pink Agendist
        September 20, 2019

        Everything within 500 metres of the church is listed, but that only covers the exterior architecture. That means no, you can’t change the windows to double glazing, and the colours must be within a certain range – but I think solar panels would be okay as long as you can´t see them.
        The place next door I believe was built around 1860. Ours is much younger and dates from the 1920’s. But in both cases the major interior decoration work (panelling etc.) was done in the late 20’s. So we have identical door furniture, floors, very similar panelling – and the same layout with three ground floor south facing reception rooms.

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      • The Pink Agendist
        September 20, 2019

        Here’s a glimpse of their front garden.

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  7. Derek Walvoord
    September 20, 2019

    I really love paneled rooms! And that plaster work is amazing. That would be a terrific place. I visited the Mazamet town website you mentioned a few posts back yesterday. What a wonderful place. I lived in Toulouse for a semester in my undergrad days and loved it.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      September 20, 2019

      We love panelled rooms too, especially the way they do it here in France where even when it’s ornate it’s not heavy. We moved here in 2015 and we absolutely love it. I wouldn’t dream of ever going anywhere else.

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  8. Steve Ruis
    September 20, 2019

    Egad! That is the price fo a down payment on a dump/fixer-upper in California. The American Dream has become an American Nightmare!

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    • The Pink Agendist
      September 20, 2019

      Same is true around all the major cities in France. People pay extra for traffic, pollution and gratuitous aggression 😀

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  9. foolsmusings
    September 21, 2019

    I could probably afford the purchase but I’d likely need that again for the renovations. I guess I’ll stick with my new garage instead 😛

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  10. Anonymole
    September 22, 2019

    In another life…

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    • The Pink Agendist
      September 22, 2019

      Do you live in an urban or country environment?

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      • Anonymole
        September 22, 2019

        Sub-urban, (sub-human at times). I sent your post to my sister who lives in Bath. She’s got rich friends and loves good food, drink and company.

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  11. midihideaways
    September 23, 2019

    It looks lovely and you do get an awful lot of house for the money!! Their decorating choices are somewhat questionable though – who thought of that yellow kitchen?? 🙂
    I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you’ll get nice neighbours!

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    • The Pink Agendist
      September 23, 2019

      I think most of their decorating choices are from when they bought the house in the 80’s. At least that’s feel the colours give me. The kitchen is the part I think needs some serious consideration. I’m usually for closed kitchen, but in their case I think creating a big opening to the dining room might be the best option.

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      • midihideaways
        September 23, 2019

        Whoever buys the house, they should employ you as a consultant when they do the renovations!! They’d end up with a stunning house!

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      • The Pink Agendist
        September 24, 2019

        I don’t take jobs like that anymore, but I’d gladly give them ideas for free ☺

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      • midihideaways
        September 28, 2019

        🙂

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  12. acflory
    September 23, 2019

    lol – I’m with Scottie. You should definitely buy it and work your magic on it. 🙂

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