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A celebration of the beauty of age, of patina, of a wonky wall and a sloping floor. A sympathetic embrace of history, a simple life, solid comfort and cosiness. The old is new but not made new. For me, it’s love at first sight. New England farmhouse by Los Angeles interior designer Kristen Panitch.

A manor house in Le Controis-en-Sologne

Posted on Sun, 15 May 2022 by KiM

This stunning manor house is located in Le Controis-en-Sologne, France on on a 10,000 m² property. It was built in the 18th century and renovated in 2011. It consists of a dwelling house, a mansion and a completely autonomous outbuilding that contains a bedroom and bathroom. There are 2 kitchens, 9 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, and is currently for sale via Lieux Uniques for €1,236,000.

Dismantling a 1754 cow barn and transforming the timbers into a magnificent great room. The house was oriented to capture the view of the ancient crab apple tree, sensitively sited to work with the barn and tucked into a natural curve of the landscape.
What is frankly my dream home, located in Ancram, New York. That weathered wood façade is everything. The more rustic the better. Designed by Di Biase Filkoff Architects.

An 18th century castle in France

Posted on Sun, 8 May 2022 by KiM

On the border of the Manche and Calvados departments; an 18th century castle and its outbuildings surrounded by almost 20 hectares of land. The castle stands in the middle of a formal French park. From the road, the access driveway, lined with beech trees, splits into two symmetrical alleys, decorated with ball-shaped box, meeting at the foot of the castle. On one side, a pond embellishes the park. There are five outbuildings on the other side.
YES PLEASE!!!! For sale via Le Figaro Properties.

This 13th century castle is an intrinsic part of the Puy-de-Dôme department and has a rich past closely linked to the royal history of France. Restoration works began in the 1990’s and are still ongoing. A superb example of heritage restoration supervised by a master architect specialised in French Historic Buildings, an architecture historian and a host of landscape gardeners. The current owners have poured all their energy into breathing new life into the property and its activities, modernising it without changing its architecture. Its natural setting, the building itself, its large function rooms and reception areas, its landscaped vistas, the gardens and the still-water pool, as well as its secret passageway through the dry moat are all assets and delights just waiting to be explored.
An absolutely breathtaking property, with sooo much history and love poured into it over the years. For sale, and more info via Patrick Besse.