Corgémont | 1’100’000.- CHF

Historic mansion

  • 15 p
  • Sub-category Large townhouse
  • Surface area land 5302 m2
  • Living space 550 m2
  • Volume 3685 m3
  • Type of heating Heating oil

Historic mansion

The "Maison du Doyen Morel" is part of the historical and cultural heritage of the charming village of Corgémont and its surroundings. Built in the first half of the 18th century, it was originally the home of Charles-Ferdinand Morel, a theologian and founder of institutions of cantonal importance that still exist today (the Courtelary Orphanage and the Poor Law Fund). He was also one of the main instigators of the industrialization of the Vallon de St-Imier.

Although it has lost some of its splendour over the years, the house still bears witness to its grandiose historical past.

The building is topped by an imposing sloping roof with half-hollows and finials. It features architectural elements that demonstrate the opulence of its first owner, including a double-leaf south entrance door with neo-classical cut stone, topped by a cartouche with a coat of arms, a facade with a regular division, corner quoins, etc.

The interior of the house, although bearing witness to its past grandeur through its mouldings, its double quartered stairway, its wainscoting and its inlaid parquet flooring, is in its original state and would deserve some work in order to restore it to its former glory.

A charming and picturesque building combining a pleasure pavilion and a garage enlivens the south garden.

Do not hesitate to contact us for further information. We look forward to your call


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