Monday, August 26, 2013

Chic Chateau Had at Me Hello

I'm not usually that impressed with the homes that the New York Times features but this 17th-century chateau had me at hello.  It was a bit run down when Giuseppe Laviani and his family bought it for $500,000.  They put $500,000 worth of renovations into the 9,000 square foot chateau on 20 acres. To a New Yorker used to crazy real estate prices, that seems like quite a bargain. Probably helped that Giuseppe's son was the architect. Their life seems like my dream.  So much so that I just might have to consider retiring to France someday.  To read the entire article, click here



















Photos by Andrea Wyner for The New York Times

6 comments:

Edward said...

GM Heather - I just want to say thanks for being such a dedicated blogger. It has become my habit to start my day checking your blog and getting a jolt of home style. Your posts are always interesting and creative to read. I am sure it is a lot of work to post every day and I, for one, want you to know it is really appreciated.

Julie said...

whoa! so much to love. gold mirrors get me every time and I absolutely love the curve on the dining chairs, the ones in the pic with the empire chandelier. gorgeous!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

umm -wow!

Maurie said...

Like you, this seems like a bargain to me. I love the idea of living in a chateau--at least in my imagination. I really wouldn't enjoy trying to keep the plumbing, electrical...working. I do love the light in these rooms; it isn't dark and "castle-like" at all. Thanks for the post. I check you each day, too.

saralmoffatt said...

Very chic indeed. How lovely it would be to have a leisurely lunch in the dining room while gazing out through the French-doors. Lunch would roll right into dinner. Thank you for the post.

MJH Design Arts said...

It is gorgeous. The decoration isn't too shabby either.
Thanks. Mary

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