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Inspired by 18th century chateaus of France, "La Maison Demille Bienvenues" is an elegant, approx. 33-acre gated estate built by true artisans just 30 miles north of Beaumont. Situated for ultimate privacy in the piney woods of East Texas, the estate sits in its own garden and park. Embellished with lawns, floral varieties blooming year-round such as azaleas and camellias, vistas, fountains and walks, the unique structures on the property include the main house, orangerie, office with bath, pied-a-terre with quarters, sunken garden, garden arch, irrigation pump house, welding barn, tractor barn/studio, 6-car garage/workshop, artisan well and a private lake.
Created by renowned architect Lucian T. Hood, the main residence is a masterpiece in design and craftsmanship. The entry tower is painted by an Atlanta artist adapted from the walls of the Chambre du ceerf in the Palaise des Papes in Avignon, France. The kitchen beams and lanterns are a replica design from a French chateau. The wallpaper custom ordered from Boussac of France. Lovely pecan floors in the living spaces and southern pine beams cut and installed "green". In the master suite walls are presented in the French boiserie-style with gold leaf molding including Scalamandre natural wool damask and silk trim drapery. Lalique in the master bath. The seller is a designer of fine homes and interiors and a variety of rare antique pieces circa 1800-1900 are included in this very special sale.