Displaying posts labeled "Castle/Manor"

Villa Cernobbio

Posted on Sun, 25 Feb 2024 by KiM

Villa Cernobbio is all I need to live happily ever after. Located about 2 kilometres northwest of Como, this is such a beautiful little city and this home is the perfect place to enjoy life in Italy. At 4844 sq ft it has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a conservatory, 3 gardens, swimming pool, outbuilding and views to take your breath away. You don’t have to do any work to this home at all, inside or out. I’ll take it! For sale via Barnes.

Slade Hooton Hall

Posted on Wed, 21 Feb 2024 by KiM

This impressive Grade II*-listed house was built in the William and Mary style of the 17th century. Sitting within over four acres of private grounds, the house enjoys far-reaching views over South Yorkshire’s surrounding countryside. Unfolding over 5,500 sq ft, the house has two fantastic reception rooms, a generous kitchen and eight bedrooms, as well as numerous outbuildings. One of the earliest classically-designed houses of the region, a sympathetic restoration has preserved some of its exceptional original features, such as the trompe l’œil painting crowing the main staircase. Complete with a swimming pool, an entertaining hall, orchards and a greenhouse, the house makes for a wonderful self-contained oasis. 
Dear gawd, where do I sign?!?! This home is soooo checking all my boxes. And (massive Aga) then (pool) some (glasshouse…greenhouse…lake…outbuildings…conservatory…fountain…). For sale via Inigo.

A château for sale in Toulouse

Posted on Sun, 18 Feb 2024 by KiM

For sale at 40 min from Toulouse, beautiful property with Italian accents… castle of about 830 m2 living space with very beautiful architectural elements: very beautiful staircase with wrought iron banister from the 18th century, living room decorated with gypseries, beautiful succession of main rooms, summer house of 80 m2, swimming pool, caretaker’s house of 100 m2 and fabulous theatre from the 19th century with its original decorations. Parts listed in the Inventaire Supplémentaire des Monuments Historiques: low vaulted room and monumental brick fireplace. The rare location of this property allows access to all amenities on foot…Garden of about 1.4 ha.
With 11 bedrooms and a total of 12362 ft² of space, I could definitively have fun putting my stamp om this home. For sale via Belles Demeures for €1,200,000.

A 19th century château in Lorient, France

Posted on Sun, 11 Feb 2024 by KiM

I am really smitten with the moody vibes of this château for sale in Lorient, France built in 1840. The description must have been created using ChatGPT because it’s a large paragraph that says virtually nothing. I can tell you this is 6,889 sq ft, 21 rooms that includes 9 bedrooms, with an absolutely terrible kitchen and oddly, not a single photo of the exterior. BIZARRE. I would have soooo much fun working with some of the existing elements of this and then filling it with much more appropriate antique furniture. For sale for €1,160,000 via Barnes International Realty.

A historic villa in Tuscany

Posted on Fri, 9 Feb 2024 by KiM

Tucked away in a tranquil Tuscan Valley is an early 1800s farmhouse surrounded by olive groves and rows of grapevines. Fully restored and thoughtfully designed by Studio Magness, the property serves as a special place for family to gather together away from hectic city lives. Glowing in the singular Tuscan light, the exterior of the property is anchored by stone walls and Cyprus trees. Inside, accommodations for entertaining abound and rooms are filled with light from deep-set windows. Shadows from a large tracery window enliven the simplicity of the stair. Tile flooring, the ceiling rafters and beams, custom stair rail, and interior shutters provide lovely character while the sleek kitchen, with its beautiful finishes and cabinetry, beckon.
This home(s) is so spectacular I am speechless. To own such beauty and be able to escape every day life in a place this magical steeped in history….. Architect: Brian E. Boyle; Photos: Richard Powers.