Swanky 18th-century French residence: Villa Blanche

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Villa Blanche, a former 18th century postal relay station in the Yvelines, a French department in the region of Île-de-France, some 50 km from Paris, is situated near the château of Versailles. This walled and gated estate is sprawled on a 1.7 hectare park in the centre of the village. The luxury 3-story compound is comprised of a mansion, which is the main residence, and countless annexes which can be used for various purposes, among which its original stables, a guest house and a security guard apartment, the whole property dominating the valley.

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A combination of elegant contemporary refinement and traditional features, the 6-bedroom, 5-bathroom main building, the 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom guest house and the staff quarters also boast a spacious hallway with exposed beams and soaring ceiling, a smoking room, a home cinema room and hidden passageways. The marvelous fully equipped kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances provides incredible views of the south-facing garden and the courtyard terrace. The upper level contains royal reception rooms – with oak floors and soaring ceilings –  give direct access to the garden. The two splendid suites, one of which measures 100 square metres, and the designer ensuite bedrooms boast a very peaceful atmosphere.

 

The outdoor area is represented by a French garden, an Italian-inspired courtyard and fountains, a two-century-old cedar tree guarding the side of the main building. Modern comfort is guaranteed by home automation system for surveillance, lighting and music and ADSL high speed Internet. The perfect holiday destination for the city-dweller!