In France’s picturesque Loire Valley, a new collection of residences has sprung up on Les Bordes Estate, a lavish country club and golf destination set on 1,400 acres in the Sologne forest, some 90 minutes south of Paris.
Known as Cour du Baron—which translates to Baron’s Court—the development is the estate’s first residential offering, and the most expensive of the 27 homes that are currently available is a single-family residence that came to the market in August for €6.8 million (US$6.81 million).
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The property channels an idyllic French country home, but with a modern twist. It spans roughly 6,000 square feet with seven bedrooms and was designed—along with the rest of the development—by architecture firm Michaelis Boyd, whose notable projects include The Williamsburg Hotel in New York City, Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire and Battersea Power Station in London.
“The Loire Valley is an utmost idyllic destination; as such, we sought to draw upon its rich tapestry of historic buildings, local culture, markets, artisans and craftsmanship when creating the designs for Cour du Baron,“ said Alex Michaelis, partner at Michaelis Boyd in a news release.