Displaying posts labeled "Castle/Manor"

Lived in by the same family for nearly four hundred years, the house now offers 21st Century standards of comfort, combining elegant modern décor with old world charm. The house has recently been re-designed by Jeffrey Bilhuber. A magical place surrounded by 62 acres of gardens & grounds.
The best part about this incredible home that looks like it’s straight out of a period drama, is the current family is offering it for stays (9 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms!) – see more here for details.

A 16th century château in the Loire Valley

Posted on Sun, 31 Mar 2024 by KiM

Offering a sumptuous living environment a stone’s throw from Saumur, discover this magnificent 16-room castle with a surface area of ​​580 m² , ideally located in the Loire Valley. It consists of a large living room, nine large bedrooms, as well as an independent kitchen, fully fitted and equipped. You will also find six bathrooms, two shower rooms and eight toilets. The highlight of this residence is undoubtedly its chapel and its moat surrounding the property, as well as its swimming pool. A sumptuous garden of 30,000 m² extending over a total of 70,000 m² of wooded land completes this exceptional setting. Outbuildings totaling 350 m².
This home could definitely use some landscaping help but the interior is absolutely incredible (though could also use some design help). The architectural details….*sigh* For sale for €1,800,000 via Lloyd & Davis.

An Art Nouveau hôtel particulier in Lyon

Posted on Sun, 24 Mar 2024 by KiM

1900s private mansion in the Art Nouveau style of approximately 500m² usable space, within a wooded and landscaped park of 1,200m² with swimming pool. Designed by the Lyonnais architect Ferdinand Barqui, the hotel is organized on 4 levels served by 1 majestic stone staircase surmounted by 1 glass roof. On the ground floor, living room, dining room, large professional kitchen and studio. On the 1st floor, 2 bedrooms including 1 large master suite as well as 1 Ballroom opening onto 1 winter garden lit by 1 Bow-Window. 1 large office completes this level. On the 2nd floor, 4 other bedrooms, 1 bathroom. The 3rd floor is converted into 2 studios under the slope as well as 1 workshop.
This home is absolutely magical from the outside in (I’d frankly have a hard enough time getting past that gorgeous art nouveau exterior). GORGEOUS. I wish there were more photos 🙁 For sale via Kretz for €2,350,000.

When I saw this house I could not help but gasp in disbelief and then chuckle. I don’t think I have ever been more disappointed by an interior after seeing an exterior in all my years of blogging. So with that, let me share with you a bunch of exterior photos of this manor house for sale in Somerset (which includes 2 cottages), and then the interior. Consider yourselves warned 😉 For sale via Roderick Thomas

Located in the province of Frosinone in a very panoramic position at the border of a medieval hamlet is this 14th-century medieval stone monastery. The property has a surface area of about 1,000 sqm, is part restored and is mainly used as a venue for events, but with some further restoration work, the whole structure could be converted into a boutique hotel with 10+ bedrooms (and 8 bathrooms). The building has been part restored and still boasts all the typical features and characteristics normally found in medieval religious properties such as original terracotta floors, wooden beams, coffered ceilings, stone fireplaces. The finishes have been very carefully preserved and, where needed, original material has been used as a replacement. The large halls are covered with beautiful coffered ceilings, while the floors are tiled with terracotta bricks, also original. The monastery boasts a beautiful internal cloister, nowadays decorated with an Italian garden (150 sqm) and surrounded by a beautiful covered loggia with vaulted ceilings.
The only event I can envision happening here is Kim living happily ever after! What a spectacular property! For sale via Immobiliare Italiano for €1,380,000.