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Chateau du Grand-Luc Is The Way Timothy Corrigan Enjoys Life

By Victor Baker


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Chateau du Grand-Luc

Feel free to do the same, as long as you’re willing to pay $11.4-million for it. Yes, this wonderful piece of architecture is up on the market, and it’s considered one of the most precious examples of 18th-Century French neoclassical design.

The magnificent Chateau du Grand-Luc is located just an hour away from Paris, France, within the famed Loire Valley, where this amazing 40,000 square feet limestone residence is privately owned, although it’s considered a French National Landmark.

After undergoing an extensive restoration by the renowned designer Timothy Corrigan, the chateau’s grand yet gracious interiors will provide its new owners with the most amazing feelings. All rooms here retain their original detailing, including hand carved boiserie, limestone and parquet floors, fireplaces and a salon painted by the 18th-Century master painter, Jean-Baptiste Pillement. 

The chateau’s facade hides expansive gardens, fields, and even a lake and forest. Some of you will also love the grand salon, as it features beautifully carved architectural and decorative elements, but the most interesting thing is that most of the major rooms are connected to each other, such as the formal dining room, library, the salon Chinois with original Pillement murals, and the master suite as well.

The main floor also houses the informal dining room, a fully equipped kitchen with parquet de Versailles floors, pantry, a cool den/television room and two powder rooms.

Each of the nine bedrooms this property has to offer comes with its own unique decor and benefits from ensuite bathrooms.Four very large bedroom suites, however, are still in need of work; but, who can deny themselves the excitement of a new project? 

The Exotic Garden is another reason you’ll like this place; surrounded by high walls and featuring many different flowers, this amazing space provides the much appreciated privacy when you’re swimming in the circular heated swimming pool. As we’ve said earlier, this French chateau also has a small lake on site, which forms a wonderful divide between the chateau’s grounds and the semi-wild meadow.

The former stables have been converted into a theater, mostly suited for conferences, concerts and receptions, and the original chapel on the property has been restored to its former glory and beauty, while an informal gaming room setup and gym remind us of the requirements of proper 21st century living.

With over 40,000 square feet of living space on offer, complemented by a lush 74-acre estate, Chateau du Grand-Luc is worth every penny.


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About Victor Baker

Victor is our go-to associate editor for anything with four wheels – and more! With over a decade of experience in automotive journalism, his expertise spans from classic cars to the latest in electric vehicle technology. Beyond vehicles, he has broadened his editorial reach to cover a wide range of topics, from technology and travel to lifestyle and environmental issues. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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