The prestigious “Maison Royale” is one of the most sought after residential buildings in Geneva and it is rare to find a property for sale there. This beautiful apartment listed by Grange & Cie. should therefore no doubt find a new owner in no time.
The “Maison Royale”, which was classified as a historical monument in 2001, is ideally situated on Geneva's left bank, directly on the lakefront, with breathtaking views of Geneva's renowned “jet d'eau” and the snow-peaked Jura mountains. It is a stone's throw away from the town center and walking distance from Parc La Grange and Parc des Eaux-Vives.
Built at the beginning of the 20th century (1908-1909) by the architects Henri Garcin and Charles Bizot (and renovated in the 1960s and 1970s), this building, which some considered controversial at the time, was grander and more opulent than any other with its white stone facade, domes, dramatic turrets, cornices, massive columns and ornate terraces. Originally it was even adorned with an imposing 3m wide eagle, but this was removed in the early 1940s. When entering the building, you are struck by the intricate wrought-iron door and elevator shaft as well as the marble entrance, the beautiful fresco on the ceiling and the grand staircase. At this point you immediately know that you are being transported into a very special bygone world.
The apartment itself is vast and sumptuous with a surface of over 300sq.m. and a total of 9 rooms, consisting of a spacious entrance hall, two bright reception rooms each with a fireplace and giving onto a 29sq.m. terrace directly overlooking the lake – a real treat during the summer months and an ideal spot to watch the spectacular yearly lakeside firework display in August. There are four large bedrooms, some with en-suite bathrooms and a dressing room, as well as an additional room which has been conveniently converted into an office. There is an updated fitted kitchen and even a separate service entrance for the staff.
With its high ceilings, stunning original geometric patterned parquet floors, moldings, wall hangings, and beautiful wooden doors, this apartment exudes elegance and charm and would clearly fit the bill should you be looking for an exceptional property where old world charm meets 21st century amenities.
This unique property is listed with Grange & Cie. Geneva with price on demand.