French Chateau Lists for $32 Million After Resort Plans Fall Through (House of the Day)




Happy Monday, all! Not sure about you guys, but the past week's been pretty rough, and we sort of wish we were in the European countryside somewhere. Sipping, perhaps, on a glass of pinot noir and basking in the golden French soleil -- maybe in the sprawling, 300-acre backyard of this stunning French chateau in idyllic Marcenat, France.

Granted, this newly listed chateau was an abandoned project by a ("half-*ssed," allegedly) French hotelier. From what we gather from the listing, the chateau and its grounds were redesigned specifically to house a five-star French country resort. The 44,000-square-foot main house was even decked out in full-fledged, high-end, chateau-style gilded gaudiness (slightly reminiscent of George Harrison's castle-like manse in Montagnola, Switzerland). But the entire project was abandoned before it was actually turned into a hotel. The listing says "[this] property is also allowed to develop an 18-hole Golf course and a Social Club. There is already a project designed for this purpose."

And you can fulfill that purpose -- or just ditch the whole plan and keep the grounds to yourself -- for $32.25 million. Yeah, we're not sitting on that kind of bankroll either, but it's Monday. And we can dream, right?


Thanks to our pals at Curbed for the tip!

See the listing here.

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