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8 favorite properties in Lille


The BARNES Lille selection of exceptional residential properties with a real touch of old-fashioned charm will take you on a 5-star journey back in time.

House with charm



Close to local shops and just 5 minutes from the tramway and renowned schools, this early-20th-century house has since been renovated. The ground floor comprises a beautiful entrance hall with a large central gallery that leads into a dual-orientation south and east-facing living room, as well as a large TV/games room, a fitted kitchen with a dining area for 8 people in a large bow window. The first floor, meanwhile, houses a large master bedroom with a double dressing room and en-suite bathroom adjacent to 2 additional bedrooms, while the top floor boasts a magnificent high soaring ceiling with a large landing/games room leading through to a further 4 bedrooms.

Property price: €1,690,000

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Renovated farm


This beautiful farm spanning some 385 sq.m (4,144 sq ft) has been restored by a renowned architect. The property comprises an entrance hall with a blue stone floor leading through to a very bright living room with large picture windows looking out onto some 1,500 sq.m (16,146 sq ft) of landscaped gardens. The dining room, adjacent to the family room-style kitchen, features a wood-burning fireplace and a mezzanine office, while the master bedroom with private bathroom and dressing room is also located on the ground floor. The upstairs landing, meanwhile, leads to two bedrooms with a shared bathroom and two further bedrooms with their own bathrooms. The (yet to be renovated) self-contained property adjoining the main house comprises a living-dining room, a kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom. The attic has been converted into a large games room and home cinema of around 80 sq.m (861 sq ft), while a wine cellar, laundry room and two loose boxes for horses complete the property.

Property price: €1,270,000

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Apartment in the centre

un appartement dans le centre

This large 172 sq.m (1,851 sq ft) apartment close to the esplanade and shops of Lille city centre is located on the 4th floor of a beautiful luxury condominium. The property comprises a wide gallery-style hallway leading to an initial bedroom/office, as well as a living room spanning over 50 sq.m (538 sq ft) with plenty of outward-facing windows and a continuous balcony. The fully equipped kitchen opens out onto a small, east-facing balcony and through to a large pantry/laundry room, as well as three quiet and perfectly appointed additional bedrooms and a bathroom with both shower and bathtub. This apartment has been recently renovated to a very high standard, complete with decorative fireplace, parquet flooring, and contemporary lighting and decor. A cellar, a 17 sq.m (183 sq ft) garage and a communal bike room complete this family property, which also boasts a prime location close to amenities and public transport.

Property price: €957,000

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Loft in a lively neighbourhood

un loft dans un quartier animé

This extraordinary loft apartment located in a lively neighbourhood made up primarily of townhouses just 5 minutes from Lille city centre is impressively spacious. The large carriage door provides access to covered private parking for 6 vehicles, while the majestic entrance to the property features a large central staircase. Other highlights include a large indoor lap pool and a large TV-cinema room. Take the aged steel and solid wood staircase up to the living quarters, which spans some 100 sq.m (1,076 sq ft), and you’ll find a number of adjoining spaces, including an office, a living room, a kitchen and a dining room, among others. One of the outdoor spaces is a perfectly sized south-facing terrace. The living quarters lead through to night quarters divided into two separate parts, the first comprising the master suite - a large bedroom that opens out onto a patio and has its own dressing room and bathroom, the second leading to a bedroom resembling a mini-duplex apartment, complete with office/TV room and adjoining two bedrooms and the bathroom. A true haven of peace and tranquillity.

Property price: €1,495,000

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Manor house

une maison de maitre

Located at the heart of Verlinghem, one of the most popular villages of the Lille metropolitan area and just 10 minutes’ drive from the city itself, this 1920 mansion, which was fully renovated in 2006, is also close to local amenities and public transport. Standing on a plot of over 3,000 sq.m (32,292 sq ft), it boasts a majestic entrance with an automated antique gate, with wide front steps leading up to a beautiful entrance hall, complete with bow window, leading through to a large double living room and off to the left a dual-orientation dining room and the kitchen. A magnificent staircase with plenty of period charm leads up to the 1st floor and its master suite, comprising a bedroom overlooking the garden, a dressing area and a large bathroom, along with a small hallway with a toilet, leading through to two bedrooms and a bathroom. On the top floor, meanwhile, we find two bedrooms and a shower room, a toilet and an additional bedroom that is currently being used as an office, while the large games room upstairs is sure to be a hit with any teenagers in the family! The wooded garden is well maintained and has no overlook. A lovely outbuilding with potential parking for two cars completes the property.

Property price: €1,480,000

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Contemporary villa

une villa contemporaine

Located some 20 km (12.5 mi) from Lille, in a quiet, leafy area but close to both air and rail links, this contemporary wood and brick villa built by DEWAELE is partially single-storey and stands on a plot spanning nearly 1,750 sq.m (18,837 sq ft). The south and west-facing property boasts a large entrance hall that leads through into several spacious reception rooms, each with a different feel, including a large living room that opens out onto the golf course and swimming pool, a reception-cum-dining room with triple exposure, and a kitchen featuring top-of-the-range fixtures and fittings and a breakfast area. The large, adjoining storeroom, furnished and equipped with a second dishwasher and a second fridge, as well as washing machines, leads through to the garage and machine room, while the separate office allows you to receive visitors without having to go through the family rooms. Also on the ground floor is the large master suite comprising a bedroom with direct access to the pool, a double dressing room and a bathroom with a bathtub, a shower, a double vanity unit and a toilet. To the left of the entrance we find the children’s quarters, comprising two bedrooms designed in the style of small duplex apartments. A gym, a shower room and a toilet/changing room complete the ground floor facilities. Upstairs, meanwhile, there is a large games room and an adjoining bedroom. A large garage with room for one car (complete with integrated workshop) and an adjoining machine room complete the property.

Property price: €1,395,000

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Charming manor house

un manoir de charme

Located just 7 minutes from Old Lille, this beautiful, charming early-20th-century property has had all of its original features preserved and restored, including parquet flooring, marble fireplaces, mouldings, golden patina piers and cast-iron radiators. Access to the property is via an automated wrought-iron gate. A few steps lead up to an extensive and particularly welcoming entrance hall that leads through to an exceptional reception room comprising a living room, a billiards area and a pleasant dining room, leading out onto the terrace, to the one side, and an open kitchen with a dining area, a cinema room beneath the bell tower, a large laundry room and a majestic staircase to the upper floor, on the other. The 1st floor houses 4 bedrooms, including a master suite with additional space to be developed, as well as a sauna, gym and/or bathroom. Two of the bedrooms also have access to a large terrace. A service entrance to the side of the house provides access to 3 self-contained apartments (one 2-bedroom apartment and two 1-bedroom apartments) located on the 2nd floor. These three apartments have all been perfectly renovated with all the mod-cons, including fully-equipped kitchens. A garage of 80 sq.m (861 sq ft) that could be renovated and a 250 sq.m (2,691 sq ft) cellar complete this exceptional property.

Property price: €2,490,000

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Magnificent private mansion

Magnifique hôtel particulier

Located in the very popular Croix d'Or area of Douai, this delightful private mansion, complete with formal garden, comprises over 800 m2 (8,611 sq ft) of living space. The charm of the place is almost tangible as soon as you step through the carriage gate and into the majestic hallway featuring some superb mouldings, paintings and sculptures. One of them, Jeanne de Flandres, will take you right back in history to another time when Louis Blériot in particular frequented the place. The property’s various owners have maintained it to a remarkably high standard while preserving the original parquet flooring, mouldings, marble and frescoes. The living quarters comprise a large reception room, a dining room and a professional kitchen on the ground floor, and 5 magnificent bedrooms and 3 bathrooms up the majestic staircase on the 1st floor. The property also boasts a further 16 bedrooms worthy of a 4-star hotel for rental via a separate entrance. Properties like this are very few and far between, especially as it also has a period-style garden created by a landscaper that is home to some 365 rose bushes, marble walkways, fruit trees and a blue stone terrace.

Price upon request

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