Christie’s International Real Estate is selling a gorgeous $35 million 136-acre property in Provence, France. It is one of the finest estates in the country, with a 17th century residence, called Château de Sannes. Oozing luxury and sophistication, the mansion affords sweeping views of the Luberon mountains. The approximately 55 hectares that surround the house are sprinkled with old Cedar of Lebanon and cypress trees. Also part of the property are wheat and lavender fields, olive groves, a truffle plantation, a lot of woodland some 80 acres of vineyards.
There is a long private driveway that leads to the property, guarded by cherry trees and blue irises. When you reach the imposing château, a fascinating world of luxury and style opens before you. Period stone fireplaces, a beautiful stone staircase adorned with gypseries, original stone and tile flooring, a large indoor pool, a roof terrace, all these and more are what give the mansion its unique charm.
Surrounding it there are superb Italianate gardens with fountains and pools, giving even more grace and elegance to the property. The estate also consists of thoroughly renovated original buildings, like the 18th century farmhouse with its own pool and six bedrooms, two staff cottages, a guest house, a guardian’s house, a restored and perfectly functional 18th century windmill, a private chapel, a dovecote and ample garage space for cars and agricultural equipment too. Now you see why the steep price?