Filed under: Estates
A reader sent me the link for this lavish estate in Lake Norman, North Carolina. It has an outrageous price, $15 million, and a fancy name, Chateau Lyon. The owners of this estate traveled to Europe, collected fine antiques and accouterments and built their modern 21st century home incorporating these artifacts. Their travels led them to the flea-markets of Paris as well as the smaller towns in the French countryside. Their most important find - a set of French paneling taken from a private home in the city of Lyon, gave the home its name. The look of the home was inspired by French villas but incorporates modern details like home automation, an elevator and heated floors.
The five bedroom home has French limestone walls and hand-carved Mexican pinon stone surrounding all exterior windows/doors. The upper level flooring is of 250 year old heart pine and the home is topped with European roof tiles. Centuries-old hand carved restored doors an an original iron balcony grill from the 1880s all add to the antique-meets-modern pastiche.
Gallery: Chateau Lyon