Displaying posts labeled "Castle"

An architect’s château in France

Posted on Sun, 12 Sep 2021 by KiM

For the record I don’t think this is an actual château but since it sure looks like it could be one I’m going with it 🙂 This is the summer home of Argentinian architect Luis Laplace and his partner Christophe Comoy. (It was Christophe’s grandmother’s, and they purchased it when she passed away. It had been in their family since the French Revolution) . It was built in the 17th century and is located in the Gaillac region of Tarn, France. This home is an absolute dream inside and out. (Photos: via Luis’ website, via Pascal Chevallier – Vogue, via Nicolas Mathéus – Elle Décoration)

Château de la Bourlie

Posted on Sun, 5 Sep 2021 by KiM

This stunning 800 year old château is located in the heart of a lush valley in the Dordogne region of South West France has been in the same aristocratic French family since it was built. It can be rented in its entirety or by wing/room at certain times of the year. Château de la Bourlie is currently home to artist Cyril de Commarque and his family, and has been sympathetically renovated – a medieval kitchen was preserved whilst a contemporary kitchen created for the chef. The juxtaposition of old and new here is brilliant.

Sunday’s château

Posted on Sun, 22 Aug 2021 by KiM

Today’s château is located in Caussade (a commune in the district of Montauban, located in the Tarn-et-Garonne department in the Occitanie region in the south of France). A mouthful that makes it sound fancy. And a château needs a fancy location. This 14th century, 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom home on 4.7 acres of land is a stunner with rustic, casual vibes and why I chose it over many of the much more posh/elegant châteaus I found in my search. 3 floors in an L-shape are set around a central stone staircase. A lovely pool is a bonus feature. If only I had €995,000. For sale here.

I may have been watching too many YouTube videos lately about French châteaus as I also found myself thinking this could be a fun Sunday theme. I spotted this gem on Sotheby’s. This medieval fortress is located on a mountain in Saint-Pierre-d’Albigny (south eastern France) with breathtaking views. It is 560m², has 14 bedrooms and includes stables, multiple towers and a chapel. This has sooooo much potential! What a dream!

A castle on top of a hill in Italy

Posted on Sun, 20 Jun 2021 by KiM

What more do I really need to say after that title? A castle in Italy? Don’t mind if I do! I will add that the castle dates to 1200 or earlier and is located in Cigognola, a comune in the Province of Pavia. You can read more about it in Architectural Digest Italy. (Photos: Carlo Piro; Styling: Martina Lucatelli)