You Have to See Where This Architectural Digest Founder Calls Home

by Sasha CarterNovember 28, 2017

Chateau Rose, the Home of Architectural Digest‘s Founder, Is a Gem

Architectural Digest (or AD), is a publication that celebrates “international design talents, innovative homes and products.” So it should come as no surprise that one of the founders of AD designed his home with a nod to France’s opulent Versailles estate.

Curious to see how this enduring French palace influenced this more contemporary Holmby Hills property? Let’s take a walk around the property together.
Le Chateau Rose exterior

Live Like a Royal in This Los Angeles Chateau

Located at 110 N Mapleton Drive, you’ll find a stunning chateau that awaits a future homeowner. Affectionately known as Le Chateau Rose, the name for this Los Angeles home is readily apparent once you step inside. But before you enter this grand estate, admire its curb appeal from the outside first.

Imagine: a striking fountain greets you as your driver ushers you to the door of your new home. The facade, a neo-classical vision inspired by Marie Antoinette’s summer palace (Petit Trianon), boasts several balconies together with beautiful French doors; and as an added bonus, the home includes a full acre of land, too.
Le Chateau Rose staircase

Step Inside This Neo-Classical Dream Home

The home’s striking interior is a marriage of Marie Antoinette combined with something not unlike Wes Anderson’s aesthetics. As you enter the home’s foyer, admire the 46-foot-high, soft pink dome that greets you. An 18th-century crystal chandelier hangs above mirroring rose marble staircases, which might cause you to wonder if you’ve entered the Grand Budapest Hotel or your new Versailles-inspired home.

As you continue throughout the chateau, you’ll find cherry wood, Bordeaux-patterned floors – an homage to the floors in Marie Antoinette’s Hall of Mirrors in Le Petit Trianon. The floors run through a lovely wood-paneled library, which is the perfect place to cozy up with a book near the fireplace, as well as the adjoining living room. Nearby, the kitchen fills with ample natural light that pours in from the nearby rooms and the tall French-style windows.

Overall, the grand home boasts 9 bedroom and 12 bathrooms, each lavishly decorated in opulent detail. For instance, one bathroom is completely covered in rose marble and furnished with gilded mirrors that line the walls much like Versailles’ “Hall of Mirrors,” a fireplace, and French doors.
Le Chateau Rose fireplace

Luxe Living in Holmby Hills

But wait… there’s more! This palatial home wouldn’t be complete without its upscale amenities, including: a spacious wine cellar, a media room, and staff quarters with its own kitchen. On the home’s one-acre grounds, you’ll also find a private tennis court, a pool and jacuzzi, and decorative waterfalls and fountains throughout.

What Will It Cost to Live as a Modern Day Marie Antoinette?

While this Los Angeles home doesn’t quite match up to its Versailles inspiration in terms of its overall size, the property’s 11,000 square feet of living space still makes you feel like royalty. And let’s hope your pocket book is feeling royal, too, because Le Chateau Rose is listed at a steep $22.5 million

Listed on the market for the first time in over a quarter of a century, one lucky buyer will be the second owner of this estate. Could it be you?

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About The Author
Sasha Carter
Sasha is a writer and interior designer who lives in Virginia with her husband and three kids. She developed an interest in high profile homes through her work writing feature stories on them in a local magazine. She knows who is selling and who is buying, and is our go-to gal for any celebrity-owned or million-dollar real estate listings.