The sales listing for this home calls it a hôtel particulier but I think compound is more appropriate because it is surrounded by walls creating a courtyard. And I loooooooove homes designed to create that sense of privacy for an outdoor space. And those arching blue doors to greet you as you enter the compound…..OH LA LA!!! This home really does have such incredible bones that I can very much see past the underwhelming décor and imagine all the things I could do with this. (Quick notes: it was built in 1690, is 450 m² with 15 rooms including 6 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, is located in Semur-en-Auxois – a commune of the Côte-d’Or department in eastern France and is for sale via Capifrance for 550 000 €)
A 1930s neglected French château was restored with the help of Newberry Campa Architects and decorator Kara Childress. This stunning limestone 30,000 sq ft home is about as luxurious as it gets but still maintains some elements of history and has some comfortable spaces that aren’t overly fussy. Modernized château living at its finest. (Photos from Kara’s website and there are more in this AD feature)
The first news about the Ranka manor dates back to 1638. It was a home for a couple of centuries and then became a school and then an infirmary, and then a school again, and a fire broke out in 1986 in one building, then restored, and then another fire in 1990 completely destroyed the building and only the exterior walls remain. It became privately owned in 2003 and much work done since. This estate sits on 20 ha, which includes 3 ponds. For the time being, four outbuildings of the Ranka manor have been renovated – the granary, the stable, the garden house and the New Castle. A barn was converted into a library with 10,000 books, the stable has been turned into a luxurious white hall, the garden house has two family apartments, and the New Castle is dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Bernadette’s Roman Catholic Chapel. There are 46 rooms – including 17 bedrooms and 21 bathrooms. Currently for sale via Realportico for $3.5M USD.
Kin House is a lovingly restored (by owners Matt and Gaby Harvey and interior-design studio Barlow & Barlow) 1680 Georgian manor in the Wiltshire countryside, open for private parties, retreats, high times or down time. It has a shell-encrusted grotto, 12 gloriously designed bedrooms and would be an incredible venue for a wedding or an epic party. What a beauty!
First photo: Kristin Perers; remaining photos: Owen Gale
Quinta da Torre de Santo António is a unique property with a neo-Manueline profile built over 100 years ago by the Marquis of Foz. The preliminary studies of the Palace were carried out by the famous architect Luigi Manini – who designed, for example, Hotel do Buçaco – which gives it a remarkable architectural value. The Palace with more than 900 m2 of building (10 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms) is inserted in a property with 60 hectares. Inside, we can find splendid rooms with fireplaces with unique details, painted ceilings and 19th century tile panels. The two Manueline windows were the central elements of inspiration for the Palace, where its romantic Tower stands out. The geometrically designed gardens precede a magnificent swimming pool. The property has a set of other buildings such as a chapel, stables, cellar, lakes, water courses and a vast agricultural area.
I’m dead. This is absolutely incredible. I’m also dead because it’s € 6,000,000 but one can dream. For sale via JamesEdition.