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a rare and historic jewel sells on san francisco’s prestigious gold coast
Impeccable architecture and outstanding provenance grace this manor, which presides over the city’s most impressive views. Listed for $33,900,000 and sold by Pacific Union International, Inc. in December, the grand Tudor Revival–style mansion was built circa 1922 and is beautifully sited on more than one-third of an acre on the highly coveted Outer Broadway block of Pacific Heights. A dis- tinguished brick façade opens to reveal lavish interiors encompassing
approximately 11,000 square feet. Six bedrooms, five full and two half baths, and a brilliant selection of formal and informal living areas set the stage for the very best of the San Francisco lifestyle. Gorgeous formal gardens surround the residence, which also offers a pool, a spa, and ample terraces for alfresco entertaining. Breath- taking panoramas of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, and East Bay hills can be enjoyed from many points throughout.
château de villette, a 17th-century castle with a long and distinguished history
Sited just 35 minutes west of Paris, this treasured historical monu- ment was constructed in the 1680s by Jules Hardouin-Mansart, the architect of the Palace of Versailles. The esteemed estate was listed for €19,700,000 and sold by Daniel Féau Conseil Immobilier—Belles demeures de France Fine Residences, exclusive Affiliate in Paris and the surrounding communities. Recently renovated, the impeccable country castle offers splendid original 17th-Century wood panelling in the reception rooms, a swimming pool, a tennis court, two magnificent ponds with cascades, and meticulously landscaped tree- planted grounds of 75 hectares, or more than 185 acres. The sprawling acreage is ideally suited to recreational pursuits including trail run- ning and hunting. In more recent times, the property was famously used as a location for the filming of The Da Vinci Code.