Secluded on approx. 2.5 wooded acres, this Neoclassical, close-in Memorial-area chateau ($43,000,000) is a masterpiece of luxury and refinement surrounded by private, park-like grounds. The 27,000-plus square-foot chateau is designed for elegant entertaining and the display of museum-quality art. Amenities include lavish gilt and delicately-wrought, hand-painted decoration; meticulously reproduced period molding; white marble tile and inlaid, hand-scraped hardwood floors; and antique boiserie, chandeliers, and marble fireplaces.
Expertly proportioned principal rooms include a gallery/reception hall, Versailles Room/salon, dining room, music room, east gallery hall, family room, sun room, and breakfast/informal dining room. The kitchen encompasses an elegant entertaining kitchen, catering kitchen, extensive butler’s pantry, and office. The setting and architecture evoke the grandeur of Versailles and the art-filled mansions of Paris’ 16th arrondissement.