For Sale: Build Your Own Authentic French Chateau Style Home Anywhere
In 1890, a Petit-Trianon style château, the same style as Marie Antoinette’s home, stood tall and proud in Bordeaux, France. Thirty-five years ago it was dismantled. Since then, the pieces sat stored in pallets, rotting away. Time wore on the stones’ limestone composition and this château’s story seemed doomed to end in this forgotten grave. Years later, in November of 2020, Alisanne Frew, head of the Alisanne Wonderland décor company, located the warehouse. Immediately, she began her new project of saving the château from languishing in this fate. So she planned a way to give the historical French treasure new life by meticulously cataloging the chateau pieces and putting them up for sale. Thus creating an exclusive opportunity only three others have had in the past 50 years. An opportunity for a lucky few to build their very own authentic French chateau style home.
Alisanne Wonderland & A Château Brought Back from Ruin
Alisanne Wonderland is a company specializing in décor, flooring, and facades—the walls of buildings. The case of this project is no exception, with its fusion of the old and modern in a château style home shining with historical, architectural, and aesthetic value.
Since November of last year, Alisanne Frew and her team took on the task of cataloging each one of the 5,389 stones. Once finished, the team prepared the stones for shipping, employing great care every step of the way. Involved in the process was Paulina Herrera, a qualified architect and historian, who measured, drew, and photographed each stone to ensure the pieces have been fully restored and retain their historical authenticity.
A French Chateau Ready for Sale
Despite the difficulty of the project, the Alisanne Wonderland team remained steady and, come March of 2021, officially closed the doors to the warehouse and this chapter in their company’s history. Now, they eagerly await their future client’s vision to continue their work on the château’s facades.
Four Facades & A Billion Possibilities Await!
After months of cataloging and repairs, each stone and piece of the old château building, including a surviving window and the looming columns, now lie in fresh pallets, ready for delivery. Each piece, and several videos highlighting the process of restoration, are available for viewing and on AutoCAD.
Own not just a piece of history, but take control of your new beginning. Surround yourself with these walls in this unique opportunity to live in your very own modern French chateau-style home. Be like the nobility of yesterday with the comfort of today. Charge boldly onto a future shaped by your own hands, limited only by your imagination.
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Words by Jose Paz Soldan