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Heritage Homes

Blending characterful heritage with 21st-century comforts, historic homes are in ever fruitful supply

Chateau, Haute-Normandie, France Photo: Signature Residences Worldwide
Chateau, Evreux, Paris-Ile-de-France Photo: Prestige Property Group
1032 Broadway, San Francisco Photo: 1032 Broadway
Historic Château, Gascony, France Photo: Knight Frank
Ocean Lawn, Newport, Rhode Island Photo: Christie's Real Estate
Château Queyras, Haute Alps, France Photo: Leggett Prestige
Grade 1-listed 16th-century château-fortress, Limoges, France Photo: Leggett Prestige
1830s hillside property, Nice, Côte d’Azur Photo: Knight Frank


Chateau, Haute-Normandie, France. If the small chapel dating to the 1930s encapsulates the charm of this estate, 90km west of Paris, then the 17th-century 16 bedroom main house – newly renovated – demonstrates its grandeur. Set in 17 hectares of plush parkland, the property also features three self-contained studios with kitchenettes. Available through


Chateau, Évreux, Paris-Ile-de-France. Once the home of King Henri IV and set in 100ha of beautiful gardens surrounded by moats, this 17th-century chateau has 16 bedrooms and commodious reception rooms, while a croquet lawn, tennis and basketball courts and a swimming pool provide outdoor entertainment possibilities. Available through


1032 Broadway, San Francisco. Constructed in 1853, this four-bedroom property was one of the first examples of Italianate villas built in San Francisco and is the oldest one remaining in the city today. Built on Russian Hill, it boasts exceptional views and has been fully upgraded for modern comfort. For more information go to


Historic Chateau, Gascony, France. This 13th-century listed chateau underwent significant modifications in the 16th- & 17th-centuries, and has original features such as wall decorations blending with Renaissance fireplaces. The grounds spread across 8.5 hectares, a quarter of which is terraced parkland. Available through


Ocean Lawn, Newport, Rhode Island. Built in 1889 by prominent East Coast architectural firm Peabody and Sterns, this Gilded Age estate set on 2.7ha of enviable park-like lawns overlooking Easton Bay benefits from the connoisseurial tastes of former owners Harvey S. and Elizabeth Parke Firestone, with characterful antique furnishings and decor throughout. Available through


Chateau Queyras, Haute Alps, France. Built in 1265 for the Dauphin – with significant updates in the 17th-century – this chateau-fortress remains fit for a prince. The 20-bedroom palace, set behind forbidding stone walls, is surrounded by fairytale Alpine scenery. Available through


Grade 1-listed 16th-century chateau-fortress, Limoges, France. At the heart of a 16ha walled estate sits an exquisitely decorated château – the majesty of the façade complemented by interior touches like the Carrara marble worktops in the kitchen and dramatic Murano glass chandelier in the dining room. Available through


1830s hillside property, Nice, Côte d’Azur. A four-bedroom villa with a storied past, beautifully perched near the hillside town of Carros, affording stunning vistas over the coastal delights of Nice, this property has recently undergone a comprehensive refurbishment. Available through

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