50-room French castle asks just $17.1M

New York /
Dec.December 07, 2013 10:00 AM

Château de Villersexel, a French castle that was once the home of the noble Grammont family, is on the market at a $17.1 million asking price. 

According to the owner, Baron Jean-Pierre Potet, the castle was destroyed twice: once in the year 1000 and again in 1871, during a battle of the Franco-Prussian War. When the Marquis de Grammont left the estate to fight in World War II, French civilians looted the castle, taking nearly all of its furnishings.

Using old photos as an aid, Potet was able to recover most of the original decor from nearby antique stores. The 38,000-square-foot chateau has an astounding 30 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms and is being sold with all of its historic furnishings intact. The 74-acre property also includes horse stables and a working farm.

The property is being sold by Xavier Attal of Immo Best International.


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Here are the week’s top luxury sales
Here are the week’s top luxury sales
Here are the week’s top luxury sales
Clockwise from left: John D. Rockefeller, Izzy Englander, Steven Mnuchin, David Koch, Jacqueline Bouvier, and William Zeckendorf (Credit: Getty Images and StreetEasy)
For 15 years, David Koch lived at the world’s “richest building”
For 15 years, David Koch lived at the world’s “richest building”
Here are the week’s top luxury sales
Here are the week’s top luxury sales
Here are the week’s top luxury sales
15 Central Park West penthouse and Lindsay Rosenwald (Google Maps, BHS, Fortress)
15 Central Park West penthouse sells for $46.7M
15 Central Park West penthouse sells for $46.7M
Ilan Bracha (Getty)
From boss to broker: Ilan Bracha joins Corcoran
From boss to broker: Ilan Bracha joins Corcoran
Bella Hadid and 63 Greene Street (Getty, StreetEasy)
Bella Hadid’s $6.5M Soho penthouse finds a buyer
Bella Hadid’s $6.5M Soho penthouse finds a buyer
This Brooklyn Heights home went into contract at $2,184 per square foot. (Compass)
$14M house topped Brooklyn’s luxury listings last week
$14M house topped Brooklyn’s luxury listings last week
Douglas Elliman chairman Howard Lorber, Corcoran CEO Pam Liebman and 53 West 53rd. (Giles Ashford, Getty)
Elliman takes over marketing at MoMA tower
Elliman takes over marketing at MoMA tower
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...