The Chateau du Grand Luce is an 18th century estate in France's Loire Valley. Its construction began in 1760 and the 45,000-square-foot mansion was completed four years later. American designer Timothy Corrigan bought and restored the house and gardens.
Featuring a wolfhound made of plaster from an old French Chateau, this sepia-toned mural of the countryside painted on the walls of a master bedroom adds charm and allure. The tulips add a pop of color, and a small lamp illuminates the room and mural perfectly.
Ceiling beams made from reclaimed wood and a stone-framed door hint at French chateau style. An island with over-sized turned legs visually grounds the large room while cobblestone framing around the door add a classic cottage-style touch to the space.
The home's style was inspired by French chateaus and many of the materials were brought over from France. Its unique location allows it to feel off by itself with sweeping views of rolling hills and ocean.
Inspired by a French countryside chateau, this bathroom is cloaked in elegant shades of beige and white with a luxurious freestanding tub clad with wrought-iron fixtures. A vaulted ceiling with gold-leaf detail adds even more drama.
A stone-trimmed doorway frames the view of this French Country kitchen. A custom range hood made from reclaimed tin and a warm wood island with oversized furniture-style legs were inspired by the furniture in a French countryside chateau.
This bathroom, inspired by a French countryside chateau, features dual sinks set in clean white furniture-style cabinetry. Lighting from the wrought-iron chandelier, wall sconces and accent fixtures lining the vaulted ceiling reflect in the oversized mirror.
Modeled after a French chateau, Biltmore House's facade features gargoyles, grotesques and other fanciful details that are signature of the style. This stone lion, standing sentinel near the home's massive front doors, is decorated with just one of the 360 fresh white pine and Fraser fir holiday wreaths.