Considered one of the most precious examples of 18th-Century French neoclassical architecture, the magnificent Chateau du Grand-Luc in France’s Loire Valley is on the market for $11.4 million. The 40,000 square foot limestone residence on a lush 74-acre estate is a privately owned French National Landmark that recently underwent an extensive restoration by Architectural Digest’s AD100 designer Timothy Corrigan, who bought it in 2005 for €2.2 million ($2.46 million).
Corrigan spent $10 million on six-year restoration he undertook immediately after purchasing the property.
The house has 29 rooms in total, with 15 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, and extensive entertaining rooms. It has an elevator, two wine cellars, and crucially, wireless Internet; Corrigan said that was no small feat, given the house’s massive stone walls. “I had to put all these transmitters everywhere,” he said. “But now you get Wi-Fi in the gardens.”
Abutting the main house is a horseshoe-shaped compound that houses the orangery and staff apartments. The former stables were converted into a theater, and an adjacent building houses a gym and game room. There are also two greenhouses and six garages on the property.
It’s on the market for “€10 million [$11.4 million] for the house empty, and €13 million with everything in it. Daniel Feau has the listing.