Re-Creation Of A 16 th-Century French Chateau Is Actually In Arizona

More than an acre of premises surround the chateau in the Arcadia location of Scottsdale, Arizona.


It’s a real trompe l’oeil. This French chateau offers every impression of being embeded in Provence, an area of southeastern France understood for ancient hill towns, lavender fields and rolling vineyards.

And while the estate properly shows that heritage, it’s really situated throughout an ocean and some 5,800 miles away in the Arcadia area of Scottsdale, Arizona. The protected, older neighborhood– a previous orange grove– is an irrigation-fed green sanctuary with a diverse mix of architecture.

A two-story high, vaulted beamed ceiling tops the official living-room.


The unforeseen house is a re-creation of a 14 th-century olive mill that was become a chateau in the 16 th century for usage as a weekend retreat.

A gated, tree-lined driveway results in the house, which is concealed from the street, and rests on more than an acre.

The music space has a groin rose ceiling and other duration decorations.


The romantic house was the production of home builder Claude Olney, who was influenced by a photo of a French historical monolith in a style book He and artist/art remediation professional Ed Davieau teamed up on the Provencal-style home, which includes mottled tile roofing systems, quoin-stone strengthened corners and ionic columns, providing an aged patina to the façade.

Inside, the duration information are much more noticable with Renaissance friezes and window decorations that remember the kind of work carried out in the mid-1500 s. Hand-adzed mining lumber beams and wattle-and-daub plasterwork contribute to the frozen-in-time look.

A fireplace with rolled edges anchors one end of the household room/den.


The two-story vaulted-ceiling living-room has French doors opening to the outdoors. Upper-level pathways look down on a two-story household room/den, which is anchored by stone fireplace and topped by a risen wood-beamed ceiling. The official dining-room has a coved ceiling, a duration chandelier and a fancy wood and stone flooring. The French nation kitchen area exhibits character with heavy beams, large slab floorings and an adjacent consuming location with a fireplace.

Yet modern-day features were integrated throughout the 8,030 square feet of living area.

The French nation kitchen area is open to a casual dining location.


In addition to the primary living locations there’s a music space with a groin-vaulted ceiling, 2 workplaces, 5 bed rooms and 6 restrooms.

The lower level is developed for relaxation and entertainment with a stone red wine space, a media space and a recreation room.

A stone-surrounded free-form pool with a diving board joins yard at the back of the house.

An undulating stone deck and wall borders the pool.


The premises consist of a millpond, rich gardens and a sports court. The garages can accommodate 6 vehicles.

Shawna Warner and Lara Broadrick of RETSY are the noting representatives for 6708 E. Exeter Blvd., Scottsdale, Arizona. The asking cost is United States $5.65 million.

RETSY is a special member of Forbes Global Properties, a customer market and subscription network of elite brokerages offering the world’s most elegant houses.

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