A Step Back in Time: a French Chateau by Kara Childress, Inc.

A Step Back in Time a French Chateau by Kara Childress, Inc._1

Even the first glimpse of this home, from its front cobbled drive, is romantic — and that mood continues throughout this renovated French Chateau by Kara Childress. Look at the delicate ivy trailing around the tall windows, uplighted for sheer elegance; then enter the home and be swept away. Even on a misty day, the blue gate beckons you down cobblestones to enter a drawing room graced by a lavish mural on the ceiling, gilt-framed mirror, and magnificent chandelier overhead. A delicate gray chaise in the corner is brightened with a fringed pillow; notice the tassel-trimmed curtains and tiebacks, their muted print a perfect foil for the tall windows. And the sitting room we see before us has, in the past, been much more — filled with couples twirling across its floor, accompanied by violin music.

A Step Back in Time a French Chateau by Kara Childress, Inc._2

Everywhere opulence surrounds you: beamed ceilings draw the eye upward, an ornate fireplace draws you for warmth and conversation. A dining table comfortably seats 16, under the light of wall-sconce chandeliers. Shining china and antique crystal await the service of a grand meal; Blue Willow china holds a bouquet of white lilac before an inviting wine rack. While the formal dining room entertains crowds in state, the solarium/breakfast room, all white and windows, lets in the morning light for that first cup of coffee. Everywhere you see the trademark French touches: lace on the curtains, carved chairs at the foot of a bed, curved legs on marble-topped tables. And don’t forget the charm of tea outdoors — or a rendezvous at dusk — by candlelight. Perhaps you’ll stop at the fountain and make a wish…but you also realize it’s hard to wish for more than this magnificent chateau. Stay a while, and savor it.

A Step Back in Time a French Chateau by Kara Childress, Inc._3

A Step Back in Time a French Chateau by Kara Childress, Inc._4

A Step Back in Time a French Chateau by Kara Childress, Inc._5

A Step Back in Time a French Chateau by Kara Childress, Inc._6

A Step Back in Time a French Chateau by Kara Childress, Inc._7

A Step Back in Time a French Chateau by Kara Childress, Inc._8

A Step Back in Time a French Chateau by Kara Childress, Inc._9

A Step Back in Time a French Chateau by Kara Childress, Inc._10

A Step Back in Time a French Chateau by Kara Childress, Inc._11

A Step Back in Time a French Chateau by Kara Childress, Inc._12

A Step Back in Time a French Chateau by Kara Childress, Inc._13

A Step Back in Time a French Chateau by Kara Childress, Inc._14

A Step Back in Time a French Chateau by Kara Childress, Inc._15

A Step Back in Time a French Chateau by Kara Childress, Inc._16

A Step Back in Time a French Chateau by Kara Childress, Inc._17

A Step Back in Time a French Chateau by Kara Childress, Inc._18

Leave your vote

43 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 71

Upvotes: 57

Upvotes percentage: 80.281690%

Downvotes: 14

Downvotes percentage: 19.718310%

Written by Janet Butler

Profile photo of Janet Butler

Janet W. Butler is a freelance writer, editor, and editorial consultant by day and a “small soprano” by night. An RWA Golden Heart Winner, she is the author of the inspirational romance From the Ashes (“the best little book no one’s ever heard of”), published by SANDS Publishing in 2001; and a romantic suspense, Voice of Innocence, from Desert Breeze Publishing. She is a Chicago native transplanted to northeast Indiana, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and Cassandra “Trouble” Butler, S.R.C. (Spoiled Rotten Cat).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *