This article originally appeared in the Spring 2017 Edition of Homes & Estates Magazine.

THIS TIMOTHY CORRIGAN-DESIGNED CHATEAU IS A REJUVENATION OF AN 18TH CENTURY MASTERPIECE.

By Samantha Myers

 

Considered to be one of the most exceptional examples of 18th-century French neoclassical architecture in the world, Chateau du Grand-Lucé is a sumptuous 40,000-square-foot, 16-bedroom, fully restored French chateau. Occupying 80 acres of exquisite gardens and woodlands, the chateau is in the Loire Valley, a region of landscape known for its cultural monuments and great beauty that evokes the sense of a “once-upon-a-time” fairytale.

The chateau is owned by award-winning American designer Timothy Corrigan, who acquired private ownership of the property in 2005 and chronicled its thorough restoration and design process in his 2013 book “An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Lucé.” Built between 1760 and 1764, Chateau du Grand-Lucé indubitably has a rich and fascinating history, and thus is protected as a French National Landmark.

Former visitors to the chateau include luminaries from the Enlightenment period such as Voltaire, Rousseau and Diderot, and, during his time there, Corrigan has shared the space with many friends and family members…

 

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