Filed under: Estates
Yesterday's estate was a modern version of a French chateau. Today's version is the real deal, a 17th century Chateau which was shipped to the United States in the 1920's. It now sits on 6.7 acres in Upper Brookville, NY. The listing says that the seven-bedroom chateau which measures 6,800 square feet has been renovated for today's living, but we'll have to take their word for it since there aren't any interior pics. The outside is pretty fantastic though with all sorts of antique stone details.
The NY Times did a story on this home when it was listed at $6.995 million last year. it turns out that the home is from the village of Les Petits Thons in the Vosges area of France, about 120 miles from Dijon. Ashbel H. Barney, part of an old New York family, shipped an entire wing of the Château des Thons, to New York. Rumor has it that this is where Voltaire carried out his affair with Madame de Chatelet but that turns out to be a myth. If the home looks familiar you might have seen it in the background of ads advertising various products. It is now listed at $5.995 million.
Gallery: New York Chateau