You Have to See Where This Architectural Digest Founder Calls Home
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.
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.
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.
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?