This $1.4M Westchester estate was inspired by Versailles

This $1.4M Westchester estate was inspired by Versailles

August 6, 2018

Though it has been, according to the listing, completely renovated for modern living by architect/designer David Easton, this three-bedroom home on eight acres–known as Folie Du Lac–got its inspiration from Versailles and “recalls the romantic 18th century,” complete with reclaimed materials imported from France including antique limestone flooring, 18th century paneling and speckled mirrors. The Waccabuc, NY estate is on the market for $1.4 million.

Rising low behind a gated entrance and through “an allee of Linden trees,” this French country-style home has the good fortune of adjoining a tranquil private lake.

Paneling and parquet, all imported from Europe, are in evidence in the library, living room and dining room. Silk draperies in burnished tones complement the room’s antique aspirations.

Detailed parquet flooring retains an impressive sparkle, and speckled mirrors show off their patina.

The home’s kitchen is a French-country-hued pistachio with whimsical lighting and plenty of room to store things that may not fit in with the decor.

The home spans 2,973 square feet, with every room–including the delphinium blue-accented first-floor master bedroom–designed to reflect opulent 18th century grandeur–albeit with much lower ceilings, visible ductless air conditioning, TVs and a jacuzzi bathtub.

This Westchester estate is as perfect for weekend or full-time living as it is for indoor or outdoor entertaining, with French doors opening onto stone terraces overlooking the gorgeous lake; the home includes a dock/boat mooring as well.

[Listing: 36 Schoolhouse Road by Patti J. Howard for Houlihan Lawrence]


Images courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence.


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