Here’s the opportunity for all those who want to live like a nobleman, in the suburbs of Paris, on a private estate from the eighteenth century, where Picasso, Marlen Dietrich, Maria Kalas, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Barton were frequent guests …
Le Moulin de la Tuilerie, the former cottage of King Edward VIII and his American wife, Wallis Simpson, who are more commonly known as Duke and Duchess of Windsor, were just put up for sale at a price of about $7.2 million.
Located on 26 forested hectares, consisting of six separate estates, this property is only thirty minutes from the city of Paris, and offers plenty of space for 36 people, in a total of 18 bedrooms, with sixteen bathrooms.
If you know British history, then you will definitely remember the scandal associated with the love affair of King Edward VIII with twice divorced Wallis. Following his decision to renounce the throne in 1936, the couple moved to France to live in relative exile. The Duke and the Duchess lived here for twenty years, until Edward’s death in 1972.
The property itself is located on the edge of Chevreuse Forest, near the lovely site known as Le Moulin de la Tuilerie in the town of Gif-sur-Yvette. In addition to the six buildings that comprise it, the property also includes a polo field. After the acquisition of the property, Simpson embarked on a renovation, without saving money, and hired famous French designers of the interior, who designed the White House for Kennedy’s.
Today, this property would be truly a magical home for anyone who wants to enjoy peace and quiet in an idyllic part of the world.