This is my foray into the world of suburban house hunting and my endless battle with normalcy and sameness.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Chateau de Villersexel
Chateau de Villersexel $21,760,000
Bedrooms: 18 Bedrooms Bathrooms: 14 Bathrooms 37,660 sq ft
http://chateau-de-villersexel.fr/index.php/hen-images In the Franche-Comté region of France, an exceptional French chateau for sale with about 3500m2 of living space set within a 27 hectare / 67 acre walled park with a river and overlooking a vast panorama. The chateau is listed as an Historic Monument, and comes with numerous outbuildings. It sits close to a small village of about 1500 inhabitants.
This very impressive brick and stone chateau was built by the architect Eugène Danjoy (1838-1905) for the Marquis de Grammont in 1882 and has exceptional period features.
Ground floor Gorgeous reception rooms (ceiling height 5.5m), spectacular monumental staircase, Great drawing room (ceiling height 6.5m) with a set of 6 early 17th century tapestries after the “Manège Royal” of Antoine de Pluvinel, Royal Equerry of the King Louis XIII.
First floor 12 bedrooms and bathrooms, 2 secondary staircases.
The second and third floors offer about 15 rooms
The outbuildings total about 2500m2 and includes an orangery with storage on the ground floor and 3 bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom upstairs; Parliament’s House with vaulted cellars and large rooms and direct access to the village; a former 18th century hunting pavilion of 6 rooms over 2 levels + attics; a small gatehouse with 4 rooms; a towered house with storage and a renovated apartment; stables which have been converted into a large games room (attributed to architect Ledoux); former indoor riding school of the 18th century measuring 35X15 m, now a covered tennis court; and a farm of 1000 m2 with 2 apartments, boxes, workshops and attics.
2 gates protect the property from the village. The land includes a heated swimming pool plus numerous tracks, woodland and meadows along a river.
There is the possibility to acquire about 100 hectares / 250 acres of adjoining land additionally.