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This French inspired chateau will make your heart race a little faster. The moment I saw it I knew I wanted to share this place with you all because it’s a house that feels formal, but at the same time its elegance is worthy of appreciation.

The house is located in Atherton, California and was built in 2008. With 6 bedrooms, 8 full and 2 half bathrooms, 1.04 acres, a kitchen that will make you drool (sorry, but I almost did!), a two-story living room, home theater, a 4,500 Bottle wine cellar (and it seems to be full!) and a professional spa that makes any hotel feel shabby, but wait until you see the master bathroom! Oh, la la! This 17,000 Sq. Ft. home is for sale and the price tag is as big as the square footage of this place: $24,000,000. But we can still dream, right?


Knock Knock



Stunning in every direction.


Notice the beautiful gardens and architecture of this house.

Now You See Now You Don’t

Trees add some privacy to this property.


Very elegant foyer and the front door is simply amazing.


This is the kind of staircase that makes you stop, take a look and admire the craftsmanship.

Living Room

The two-story living room is very formal, but this kind of house asks for a room like this one.


Please, take a moment to look at the details of this beautiful room.

Dining Room

I like the warm colors in the dining room.

The Room

Another view of the dining room.


Look at this paneled study! Even if this is not really your style, I’m sure you can admire the details of this room.

For The Man of The House

Dark paneled walls always feel very masculine, but also timeless.


Nothing was overlooked in this house, including the hallways.


Where the family actually lives.

The Islands

There’s two very distinctive islands in this kitchen, and please notice the pantry on the left.


This kitchen feels very spacious. The light fixtures were beautifully chosen.

Eating Area

Very French.

Family Room

I love seeing big couches in the family room. It’s a room that should feel really comfortable and have space for everyone.


Well done.

Powder Room

I usually like lighter bathrooms but I can’t say this powder room doesn’t feel elegant and “right” for this house.

To Upstairs

Landing to the upper level of the house. I really adore these three windows.


Gorgeous architecture and adorable baby!

Master Bedroom’s Landing Area

This is so beautiful! I love every single detail here.

Master Bedroom

The elegance continues into the master bedroom.

Hotel Room

This bedroom feels very hotel-chic inspired.


The balcony off the master bedroom.

Master Bathroom

This is my favorite part of the house. I adore this super spacious bathroom. Notice the separate closet in each side.

The Island

We rarely see islands in bathrooms, but I think it’s a brilliant idea. The sinks are on each side of the shower.

Guest Bedroom

The colors are so relaxing. Perfect for a bedroom.

Guest Bathroom

Nicely done.


I really like this girl’s bedroom and yes, it’s pink and girlish! I can admire some kids rooms that the kid can “grow” with, but we’re a kid only once and I feel bad when I see kids’ bedrooms that are filled with dark and heavy elements. We should embrace our children’s childhood and make it a little more magical, a little more enchanted and why not, a little more “child-like”!

Little One’s Bathroom

This is going to my “inspiration file”. I wish I could see more of this bathroom, but I love the wallpaper, the color pallet and the subway tiled shower that can be seen through the mirror.

Basement Landing Area

This is the area you come when you want to have some fun!


Take a look at the barrel ceilings.

Wine Room

How stunning!

Just For the Special Ones

The 4,500 bottle wine cellar!


Dreamy “home” (are you sure this is at a home?) theater.


The incredible spa area.

Right Here

Wouldn’t you love to have something like this at home?

Let’s Go Outside!

If you ever get bored staying indoors, take a look at what awaits you outdoors!

California Dream

Any day, any time!


I’d love to swim here!

Fire Pit

A look at the fire pit and the pool house.

Pool House

Isn’t it the perfect pool house with its own outdoor kitchen?

Quiet Time

A place to sit and enjoy your backyard.

Slowly In

I really like how this pool was done. You don’t have to dive, you can get in slowly, perfect for small children.

The Property

A nice view from above.

Did you enjoy seeing this house today? There’s so many gorgeous spaces to be admired, don’t you think? I’d love to know what you think of this place!

How was your weekend? It was raining here all the time, so we stayed indoors with the kids but it was really fun. My husband is teaching the kids to play chess and they’re loving! It’s so cute seeing the three of them together. I worked a lot and tried to relax a bit and read to the kids whenever I could. It was definitely a good, calming weekend and I just turned 38 weeks pregnant on Sunday. Not everything is always the way we want in this life, but I have to say that I feel that we’re where we’re suppose to be in this exact moment of our lives and recognizing this is a blessing.

Talking about blessings, let’s make of this week a week where we embrace every blessing that comes our way. Let’s keep our eyes open for them. You’ll probably will notice many more blessings just because you’re open for them.

Wishing a great week, with a big hug!


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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16 Comments to 'French Inspired Chateau'

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  1. Acquired Objects said,

    Why would you ever need to leave? This home seems to have everything a person needs. I want to move into that wine cellar…lol. I wonder why they’re selling, moving somewhere bigger? I always wonder what makes people leave places that seem to have it all.

  2. The enchanted home said,

    Wow Luciane..this house has it all…one could never leave!! Lots of room…love most of the rooms, some I would tweak a little but overall its a very impressive home!

  3. SizzleandZoom said,

    I love this beautiful exquisite home and I had to look it up on the internet to see where it was and why would I want to live in Atherton, California. It is very near Stanford University and Palo Alto, California. Nice place to live.

  4. Kathy said,

    The exterior and pool area were my fav’s oh and the little girls room/bath..stunning detail and done to perfection but boy I just couldn’t get into the very, very traditional decor, I mean so perfect it just didn’t do it for me..does that make sense, too much open spaciousness is cold to me….glad you enjoyed your weekend, the weather was pretty poor here too, very very cold, winter is on the way…hey where are you located?

  5. Barbara@HausDesign said,

    I love how you are embracing life just how it is – content and at peace…very admirable! This house is gorgeous, by the way. 🙂 The inside was a bit too formal and fancy for my taste but I was loving the outdoor areas -the pool and overall architecture with lanterns, etc…and the spa, movie theater and wine cellar would definitely work for me too. 🙂

  6. Dovecote Decor said,

    I did not like this home at all. It has no patina, no signs of life. The few books in the house had gold and leather bindings. It seemed more like a home to intimidate than to welcome. If this was cool or fool, I’d say fool. It feels like a hotel, and not a home to me. However, I’d live on the peninsula any day.

  7. Kate @ Travelmoon said,

    I can’t stop staring at the spa room…wow, I can’t even imagine what it would be like to have something like that in my home!!

    You are almost there…how exciting…hope you are feeling good in your pregnancy!

  8. michele@hellolovelyinc said,

    what a chateau!

    loving the barrel ceilings and that herringbone flooring detail in the hallway.

    and the facade is incredibly charming!

    sending sunshine and strength–


  9. Teresa @ Splendid Sass said,

    Oh wow, Luciane!
    So amazing! When can I move in? This home is absolutely stunning.
    Thank you for sharing, and you take it easy .

  10. Sheila Zeller said,

    Once again I am inspired by all the beautiful lighting… but if I had to pick a favorite space it would be the wine cellar. What a gorgeous way to store wine!

    I hope you have a well rested day, Luciane 🙂
    xo Sheila

  11. Jacqueline said,

    I could move in and would only have to change a little of the wallpaper! How could I not pin most of this? Adore.

  12. Taylor Greenwalt said,

    How fun! What a beautiful home. My gosh it is big!

  13. Marianne {Style For Living} said,

    My heart is racing for the exterior! LOVE!

    Wish your blog would feed on my blog roll. It’s always stuck at the bottom. Drats! If you have any suggestions on how to fix it, let me know! xo

  14. Ann said,

    Just Wow!

    I’ll be glad to get lost in that house,
    the outdoors look divine
    and I love that dramatic staircase.

  15. Manderley said,

    Is impressive. very large and very rococo, I like it because it has so much space, but will definitely change the decor.

  16. SueW said,

    Just the most beautiful house, so elegant, relaxing and such warm colours to the main rooms. I have researched many homes over the years and currently looking for new inspiration for my next move. I could very happily live in a home like this forever. Just classically beautiful.

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