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  1. French Luxury Classic Chateau Interior Design Ideas Pictures Gallery

    February 19, 2010 by newhouseofart

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    Very great castle architectures design ideas located in New Your, United States of America (USA) designed by Joseph Pell Lombardi. This classic and luxury chateau interior design is very fancy and can create comfortable which use French design style. You may be interest to look at this contemporary luxury chateau design pictures gallery to get some inspiration.

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    classic traditional chateau interior decor

    Lombardi had always wanted to work on a medieval construction, but medieval buildings are reasonably scarce in the United States. Additionally to converting industrial structures in downtown New York into residential lofts, the preservationist has a passion for restoring grand historic homes, and little might be as intriguing and challenging as this château fort with the five Rapunzel towers.

    Actually imposing, with basalt ramparts growing out of a volcanic promontory, the chateau reigns over a Romantic landscape design, with a crater lake fed by a beautiful waterfall. The pointed turrets punctuate the forested hills cape, but the picturesque loveliness belies the chateau’s role as a fortress through the Hundred Years War.

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    contemporary luxury chateau living space interior design

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    luxury classic chateau living room interior design

    A serious preservationist doesn’t tear into a historic construction on a hunch, and Lombardi’s diligent investigation of its history laid the groundwork for how he and his team that  integrated with Vincent Trinh, Caroline Schweyer, Christian Corvisier and France Brunon, would proceed. Sometime in the 10th century defensive wood towers, called donjons, were rebuilt in stone; Sailhant’s donjon still stands at the prow of the site. In the 13th century high perimeter walls were erected around the forecourt and a dwelling was built into the fortifications. During the Renaissance it was embellished with classical details. In the 17th century the château served as a farmhouse and, in the 18th century, when dormer windows were added at the attic level, as the residence of a bishop. The revolution saw it revert to a farmhouse.

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    meeting place classic chateau interior architectural

    natural view chateau design beautiful waterfall
    natural view chateau design beautiful waterfall

    With the rediscovery of the Middle Ages in the late 19th century, the owner medieval zed the chateau with two extra towers and matching conical pepper-pot roofs, even as he modernized it with plumbing. For a century afterward the château remained untouched, but leaks had damaged its structure and three of the towers rested on risky masonry. The plumbing and early-20th-century electrical systems were antiquated. The ensuing conservation effort required stabilizing the turreted towers with steel.