European elegance. Tasteful opulence. From the custom wrought-iron gates to the ornamental pediments and pilasters framing the formal entry, from the cobblestone horseshoe driveway to the distinctive dormer windows, this residence immediately exudes French chateau chic.

Much like the mature plantings in the garden, the entrance hall’s ornate plaster ceiling and feature chandelier provide an instant sense of timeless charm. It’s an ambience that’s underscored by the home’s oak chevron timber floors, wall panelling and pendant lights sourced from around the world.

However, unlike the grand European houses and villas from which Tusmore takes its inspiration, this is a light-filled modern home designed for contemporary family life and entertaining.

An impressive array of solar panels, channelled through no less than three inverters, powers the home’s abundance of mod cons. There’s parking for four cars, with a gym, library, family rumpus room and mud room, plus a formal office for our entrepreneurial clients.

Moreover, throughout the home, the very finest contemporary appliances and finishes abound. La Cornue, Wolf and Sub Zero in the kitchen. Perrin & Rowe, Victoria & Albert and floor-to-ceiling polished stainless steel shower screens in the bathrooms. An impressive outdoor kitchen, complete with built-in charcoal barbeque.

No expense or care has been spared to create a residence that would grace the most exclusive of French provinces. An exemplary home that inspires an unmistakable joie de vivre.