Maison DuJour: La Vermondie in Dordogne

27 October 2013

Dating back to the 12th century, this incredible estate is the embodiment of Europe’s rich and diverse heritage. Folklore suggests that Richard the Lionheart stored the spoils of war in the vaults beneath the castle, which may once have doubled up as dungeons. Today, all four levels of the chateau are far more inviting, with lavish entertaining space including two sublime salons with dramatic windows, stone fireplaces and oak flooring; two dining rooms; a great hall; and a vestry.

The entire 9,690 sq ft interior has been exquistely restored to designs by a prestigous French architect and includes five spacious bedrooms and four full baths. Further lodgings are provided by a guesthouse, two guest apartments and a large atelier. Surrounded by 125 acres of private woods, orchards and meadows, this romantic retreat also boasts a beautiful lake for secluded swimming and boating. Continue reading to view additional images.

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Maison DuJour: 70 Malibu Colony Road

14 October 2013

Rare opportunity on 60 feet (double lot) of prime beach frontage in the exclusive guard gated community of Malibu Colony. This charming beach house is one of seven properties on the beach in Malibu Colony to have a pool and spa. Detached guest house lagoon style pool large grassy courtyard complete this beach cottage. Tons of deck space for beachside lounging make this the epitome of Malibu living. Within walking distance to the best shopping and restaurants Malibu has to offer. Continue reading to view additional images.

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Maison DuJour: The Mellon House in Manhattan

01 October 2013

Paul Mellon, heir to one of America’s great banking fortunes, and his wife, Bunny Mellon, built this extraordinarily beautiful 40’ wide townhouse on a fabled Upper East Side block in 1965. This iconic townhouse, designed in the neoFrench classic style and evoking the charm of the French countryside in the middle of Manhattan, reflected the passions of its owners. Paul Mellon curated his art collection in the library overlooking the exquisite garden with reflecting pool and gazebo, where Bunny Mellon, designer of the White House Rose Garden and friend to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, indulged her love of gardening. The high-ceilinged drawing room and dining room lead to a spectacular terrace, the center of celebratory parties. The townhouse has 5-8 bedrooms, with flexibility for guests, and staff, eight baths, chef’s kitchen, wine room and elevator. Most rare, however, the house has three exposures, affording brilliant sunlight into some of the most beautiful rooms on the Upper East Side. Continue reading to view additional images of the property.

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Maison DuJour: Designer’s French Pavilion in East Hampton

20 September 2013

Designer-built and published in Architectural Digest, this 18th-century-style French pavilion on 2.7 +/- acres features hand-cut limestone shipped from Provence specifically for this five-bedroom residence. A tree-lined drive provides the approach to the entry through which the rear limestone terrace and pool can be seen. Continue reading to view additional images.

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Maison DuJour: Home in Chelsea Park Gardens

08 September 2013

A delightful freehold family house arranged over primarily three floors with an excellent arrangement of both reception rooms and bedrooms. The property is in excellent condition and is well located on the eastern side of Chelsea Park Gardens overlooking a private garden and enjoying the benefit of its own off street parking. Continue reading to view additional images.

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Maison DuJour: Villa Massei in Lucca

06 September 2013

Considered “The most beautiful property in Lucca,” Villa Massei, in the hamlet of Massa Macinaia, sits on 21 hectares of land, including farmland, olive groves and pinewood. While featuring all of the elements of a country estate, including privacy, it is only 8 Km away from the ancient walls of Lucca, and 4 Km from the highway A12 (Forte dei Marmi is 25 minutes drive and Florence 50). Built originally in the 16th century as a hunting lodge for the counts Sinibaldi, the estate consists of three units: the villa, the guesthouse, and a custodian residence. In addition to this, the Villa’s backyard hosts a 16th century grotto complete with antique stone masks spewing water through five separate fountains. The private swimming pool, 16 x 6 Meters, near the guesthouse, is surrounded by a flowery Mediterrenean-style garden. Continue reading to view additional images.

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Maison DuJour: Bolinas Artist Retreat

28 August 2013

This Artist’s Retreat located in picturesque Bolinas, California, is a private residence that features eclectically modern interiors. California-based interior designer Catherine MacFee created the earthy but chic look featuring a mixture of antique, contemporary and rustic furnishings. Continue reading to view additional images of the property.

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Maison DuJour: Palm Beach Dutch Colonial

22 August 2013

This classic Dutch colonial home is located on Palm Beach’s pristine Kawama Lane. Offered in impeccable condition, the home features six bedrooms, eight full baths, one half-bath and an outdoor pool as well as gracious spaces for entertaining. Continue reading to view additional images.

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Maison DuJour: Classic French Cottage Near Deauville

12 August 2013

An authentic renovated 18th century cottage with 110 sq. m., comprising a living room with fireplace, fitted kitchen, shower-room, upstairs two bedrooms and a large bathroom. Guest cottage of 50 sq. m. with living room, shower-room, bedroom and mezzanine, enclosed heated swimming pool with terrace in new wood, 3,000 sq. m. of landscaped garden. Calm with easy access by the A13, recent work, secure, good price / quality ratio. Continue reading to view additional images.

Maison DuJour: Incatrole Estate in Byron Bay

23 July 2013

Located at one of the most sought after addresses in the Byron hinterland on an extremely private 5 acre estate, Incatrole is owned by and was hand built by renowned International Artist Ken Johnson. This exotic oasis truly is a work of art. Drawing mainly from the artists’s love of India and his partners heritage the home features many Rajistani details including 1000 year old sandalwood columns which frame the large central living space and the heart of this magnificent home. Extensive travel through Morocco, Spain, Mexico and India have provided additional inspiration for the design and one cannot help but feel transported to a faraway exotic land when entering this magical home. Continue reading to view additional images.

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