This magnificent 17th century French château, dubbed Chateau du Coudreceau, is located in Loury, France and is situated on 130 gorgeous acres. It boasts 12 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and a 5+ car garage. It is listed at €6,000,000 or $8,530,200.

HERE ARE THE LISTING DETAILS:

It is situated 75 minutes drive south of Paris and only 20 minutes from an aerodrome near the city of Orleans in the village of Loury. This breathtaking and completely private estate consists of a château and its outbuildings in 30 ha of enclosed sculptural grounds, surrounded by 12 ha of landscaped woodland and maintenance buildings on 11 hectares of adjoining land.

Some of the world’s best architects, interior designers, museum & historical restoration experts worked on the buildings for more than 3 years whilst the landscape designs and work took some 6 years. Designed for 21st-century living, preference has been given to the functionality of a new way of life, emphasised by a contemporary artistic style. The chateau itself covers some 8,761 square feet (814 sqm) of space and includes a large library, various living rooms, a wine & exhibition cellar, and an enormous kitchen. The other buildings incorporate a large office, meeting rooms, an artist’s studio, extra accommodation, exhibition spaces and so much more.

Features of the Chateau include heated stone & timber floors, open fireplaces, Carrara marble in some of the bathrooms and in the kitchen. The kitchen itself is 65 sqm and has a fantastic contemporary layout with solid marble work surfaces and a grand piano that sits in the hearth of a brick fireplace. The grand central living area has a large contemporary fireplace with a built-in brick hearth set in a leather lined wall. There is a wall covered in gold leaf and a spiral, conical staircase with steps covered in slabs of slate. The library features extensive book shelving, a built-in fireplace and walls covered in black flannel stretched on flannelette.

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  • NOVA Ben

    Oh my goodness…

    This is spectacular. The exterior is absolutely amazing, and then you get inside and are hit with an interior you never would’ve guessed was coming. This interior style is not usually my thing at all, but I find myself liking it a lot. There seems to be a lot of variation of style from one part of the home to another, but that doesn’t particularly bother me. It is exceptionally difficult, however, to get an idea of how the home is laid out, I wish they provided a floor plan. Modern interiors disguised inside rabidly traditional, historic exteriors are a hard sell for me, but this one works.

    And look at those grounds! I love it. For how much house and land and quality you get, the price sounds pretty good, although I know nothing about French real estate. I’d love to see more pictures.




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  • Barney

    DITTO, times a thousand, Dan!!

    THIS place is JUST ENTIRELY WAAAAY TOO COOL AND UNIQUE OFF THE SCALE. Whomever renovated and redecorated the place are geniuses, to have them come off as fantastically as they have…..each room is like it’s own modern art installation, framed by exquisitely historic 17th century french frames………magnifique! And talk about an incredibly chic, cosmopolitan place for parties…….beyond perfect. The spiral, banister-less staircase, while dangerously impractical, looks FANTASTIC leading down to the formal gallery/hall with the painted black fireplace……SUCH originality & style.

    I could definitely live here, NO doubt. Eagerly awaiting everyone else’s opinions……….




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    • Daniel

      Ha! You jumped the gun Barney. My review isn’t as glowing :/




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      • Barney

        Jeez, Dan……………..I must be from another “Design Planet” ALTOGETHER as far as this website’s concerned. If I’ve had anyone agree with me even just 5 percent of the time I’ve been contributing, I’d be amazed.

        Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh well…………genius all too often not recognized for what it truly is! 🙂




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  • rob

    I think this is owned by an evil Bond villain. That first room is like a euro-trash, modern vomit comet. I love it. You very seldom find people with the money and the passion to follow their dreams to the extreme.




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  • Benz

    wow…must be very scary to walk down those steps




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  • Venom

    My eyes went straight to those horrid red chairs and I can’t see anything else.
    If you are going to have a house like that, match the furniture and decorations properly.
    This looks idiotic.




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  • Daniel

    While I admire the attempt to modernize the interior, I just don’t think it worked. The exterior and grounds are stunning for sure, as classical as Bach. The interior is just a menagerie of different styles and design cues that ultimately ends up looking too eclectic. Eames chairs do not work as living room pieces. Period. The blocks holding the artwork in lieu of a coffee table really make this place seem cold. The glass conference table and chrome chairs add to the chilliness of the place. The ‘artwork’ is laughable. The room in photo 4 is much better, but the bar(?) looks like it was taken from the first class lounge of a Virgin jet. The library/media room is very nice and is the only room I would keep as-is. The formal dining room with the window clock is pretty neat, but as Venom said, those chairs are just laughable and don’t strike me as someplace you want to sit for 3 hours discussing nonsense.

    Overall, the design of the home is more kitsch than class, which is a shame considering the exterior and grounds. Actually, the interior reminds me of a lot of homes you see in Ft. Lauderdale that were decorated in the 80s and 90s. If the owners wanted a more modern take on this classical home, they really need to start from scratch.




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  • Mak

    I HATE the interior. Looks like it was furnished from Staples (not that there’s anything WRONG with that….).

    I prefer historically significant houses remain true to their history. This one…

    BLECCHHHH!

    love the grounds though. I could see my peasants working the fields for me…

    oh JEAN PIERRE! Bring the carriage around for me…toot sveet!




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    • Amanda

      I agree 100% with you




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  • Iemand

    Interesting place. I actually like the interior. Price isn’t bad either (I’ve seen homes priced like 2-4 million and they weren’t anything like this).

    Oh, and can I please have one of those Eames Lounge Chairs????




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  • Jeff