Friday, June 26, 2009

Castle Crush

After seeing photos of Wijlre Castle in the Netherlands, I'm going to have to add a castle to my dream list of homes. The grounds are breathtakingly beautiful and very inspiring! The owners are avid art collectors and I'm sure it's no coincidence that they made their home 12 miles outside of Maastricht, the site of the leading art and antiques fair TEFAF. The gardens incorporate many modern and contemporary sculptures and the couple have also built a gallery on the property where they hold exhibitions. Sounds like a dream life to go with a dream home!











Photos by Herman Wouters for The New York Times and Conari Album on Webshots

20 comments:

The Little Jewelry Box said...

so happy i found this blog! incredible pics! i would love to exchange links with you! great blog! have a lovely day!:)

Coffee with Cathy said...

Lovely shots. Thanks for adding another entry to my dream list!

Anonymous said...

Hi Heather
If your in the market for a castle the Searles Castle in Great Barrington, Massachusetts is for sale. It's only 15 million has 40 rooms, seven turrets and 36 fireplaces. Also it's close to NYC:)
Kristen

Habitually Chic said...

The Little Jewelry Box - I will be sure to check it out.

Cathy - glad you enjoyed it too!

Kristen - That place looks like it needs some work although I'm sure all castles for sale need some help which is why they are for sale in the first place. I'll keep it in mind ;-)

mary said...

Amazing. The only problem with my buying this castle is that it rains a lot in Holland, I simply need to look for something a bit sunnier.
I wonder how much staff one needs to employ to maintain a castle?

La Dauphine said...

Absolutely stunning!

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Southern Aspirations said...

Oh I love it! And is that a little chicken I spy? Will have to check out Searles Castle too. I admit, I have always had a yearning for a castle. Just not a damp or cold feeling one.

Pigtown-Design said...

I saw this and thought it was terrific!

Mimi said...

Dreams are good....
I love the architecture and the courtyard. Reminds me of a French Chateau. Be-au-ti-ful!
Have a nice weekend.

Renee Finberg said...

it is like a fairy land princess castle.

i need it !

xx

David Toms said...

A friend of mine is selling his manor in England, if you are interested. Not as much upkeep as a castle.

Check www.humberts.co.uk
"Leigh House"

Leslie Hendin said...

love the chicken in the last photo! the house is amazing, great post!

nicolette said...

The castle is very well laid out. The garden stands along side with the castle. The building has an established presence. As expected from a castle

Nicolette
http://www.furnitureanddesignideas.com/

Jennifer said...

I'll have one of those too please! I love the teal coloured doors in the courtyard.

Daly Essentials said...

Yes! I'm adding a castle to my list of dream houses too!!! great pictures!!

Suzy said...

I want one too!

sinnlighet said...

Your blog is soo cute & nice & very tasty!!

Regards from Agneta in Sweden

Jess said...

stunning!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Um, awesome. Can I come visit you?

OceanDreams said...

I have a crush on this castle too! How exquisite. Who knew such beautiful castles in the Netherlands existed?

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