Blame the French. They set a precedent for what we expect when we hear the word “chateau.” It’s a word that conjures up not just a majestic image, but also a luxurious lifestyle. This classic French chateau offers all that and more!
The superior quality initially caught my eye. It was built by Calais Custom Homes, a company that is well known for building luxury estates. But what stopped me in my tracks was the interior design of 10706 Bridge Hollow Court. You don’t expect to see a classic French chateau with bold color and edgy modern accents. Thank Ashley Astleford of Astleford Interiors for that.
Astleford Interiors has won more awards for interior design than I have space to write. She’s known for her down-to-earth approach to design and mixing modern elements with culture and history to create just the right balance. And she is not afraid of color. Au contraire — she embraces it fully.
“This house was so classically French,” Ashley said. “At the time it was built, there was such a surge of French architecture in Dallas. This house was so sophisticated. I wanted it to have a curated look, so I used some unique modern pieces. I’m all about color. Traditional French interiors have a lot of soft colors. I wanted to get a little spunkier, add some splashes of color, and spice it up!”
“The owners were easy to work with, willing to be creative and think outside of the box,” Ashley said. “We elaborated on the classic details without being stodgy.”
For instance, the hide-on-hair Kyle Bunting rug in the family room is completely unexpected. Using traditional colors in unexpected ways is a hallmark of Ashley’s designs.
In the master bedroom, Ashley combined classic and modern elements seamlessly. “That bed kept the sparkle and metallic elements of French interiors, but adding the modern glasswork above the bed, allowed for color and a bit of whimsy.”
This classic French chateau has six bedrooms, six bathrooms, three powder baths, a two-story library, a game room, an enormous fully equipped movie theater, two wet bars, a climate-controlled wine cellar, and an elevator, of course.
There are separate guest quarters with a private entrance, kitchen, dining nook, and balcony overlooking the beautifully landscaped backyard with a pool, outdoor kitchen, fireplace, and cabana/pool house.
As if this is not enough, the location is one of the best in the city. If you are not familiar with the Creeks of Preston Hollow, it’s a gated community on 22 acres of land in one of the most prestigious areas of Dallas. There are only 17 homes in this exclusive enclave, all on over an acre of land, and minutes from the best private schools.
This is a classic French chateau that would easily satisfy the most discerning monsieur or madame!
Karen Eubank is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager and writer for over 25 years. Karen teaches the popular Staging to Sell class and is the creator of the online course, The Beginners Guide to Buying Wholesale. Her love of dogs, international travel, history, white paint, champagne, artificial turf, and Tudor and Midcentury Modern homes, and any house designed by Clifford Hutsell knows no bounds. Her father was a spy, so she keeps secrets very well! Find Karen at www.eubankstaging.com