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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