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Magnifique French Villa in Provence

We are at the tail end of winter in Boston and soon it will be spring heading into summer. And, I feel like I really can't complain too much about this winter and the recent rain because our friends in D.C., Delaware, New York and even the South have really had some terrible and unprecedented snow storms this year.
But, it has been very gray in Boston lately and even though I will be heading to Southern Florida soon to visit my parents, I still can't help but day dream about sunny locales with perfect weather, lots of amenities and time for rest and rejuvenation.
So, if you're like me and have had enough of this cold, wet winter, come along for a quick tour of Villa Domaine Laurentine located in the Luberon region of Provence in France! Can't you just feel the warmth of the sun on your face as you sit by the pool (it's heated, of course) with a book, laptop (for catching up on blogging--no work, please), a cool drink and your family or friends with whom to enjoy it all? Click on any of these photos to enlarge them, by the way.
And, when the sun is a bit too much you can head to this covered veranda for a light lunch. Salade Nicoise anyone?
I was surprised to see such a large and well appointed kitchen at a vacation home. Perhaps there is a private chef on site for guests? The warm ivory colored cabinets and terracotta tiles say "Provence" to me.
Here is another view of the kitchen with what is probably some fresh produce.
Isn't this a gorgeous dining room? The chandelier, candle light and Provincial furniture make this a room in which to linger over dinner and good conversation.
The living room is furnished with what looks to be very comfortable sofas plus a chandelier, fireplace, flat panel television and unusual coffee table. Is driftwood found in Provence?
I not sure what this room is exactly. It appears to be a sitting room, but it looks as though there is a small kitchen at the opposite end of the room. I love the soft colors and white washed beams throughout this home.
And here's a hallway leading to......
what appears to be a huge master bedroom suite. More terracotta tiled floors here too. Someone has thoughtfully set out a tray with freshly squeezed orange juice (I would hope!) and croissants for a light breakfast.

The master bedroom suite includes an enormous bathroom, complete with generously sized soaking tub and fireplace. There is nothing like a fireplace in a bathroom. It just seems like a simple luxury to enjoy a fire while relaxing in the tub.

This is such a charming guest bedroom. So pretty with the bed canopy and matching curtains. I like the look of the matching chests on either side of the bed.
And, here is another beautiful bathroom. Again, the use of soft colors is so soothing. The painted detail on the vanity doors is so pretty. This is something that could easily be done by a homeowner by using a simple stencil to dress up plain vanity doors.
And what's this? A guest house on the property too?
Another charming living area with a fireplace
Which comes complete with its own kitchen and more terracotta tile floors.

Another beautifully decorated guest bedroom .

Here's the bathroom for the master bedroom in the guest house. It's not as luxurious as the baths in the main house, but still very nice.
This appears to be another bedroom in the guest house, but the tile floors are slightly different here. Such beautiful lamps they've used here on either side of the beds.
This would seal the deal for me. A private clay tennis court with lighting for night play and a ball machine (or ball "launcher" as they apparently say in France). **Sigh**
There's even a small chapel on site.
Perhaps the property includes a private lavender field as well?
Here's a shady outdoor sitting area.
A small outbuilding on the property.

And lastly, the front door to welcome you inside.
So, what do you think of this wonderful villa? I thought it would make a great spot for an Interior-Design-Bloggers-Convention someday, but it rents for 2,800 to 3,800 Euros per night. Yes, that's per night. The main house includes four bedrooms and four bathrooms, a professional kitchen, air conditioning, high speed internet access, satellite television and eight bicycles at your disposal. The guest house has a salon, dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
If you'd like to read more details, visit the website here.

And please do send me a post card if you go!

All photos and information from www.frenchvillas.com

One more thing! To see another beautiful French Villa, visit Willow Decor. With the dreary weather here in Boston, we've all got the South of France on our minds! Enjoy!

22 comments:

  1. Yes, I could definitely get used to this. It would be a great break from the New England winter!

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  2. What an inspiration! I am moving to Arizona soon and have been depressed on how I would incorporate my collection of French antiques in with the "adobe" southwest theme. This will now be my Muse! I will convince myself that I am living in a rustic villa in Provence. Thank you for giving me hope!

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  3. How stunning, thank you for the tour, so beautiful!

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  4. what a lovely tour deborah. each room merited and big ooh and ahhh, then the gardens....

    borrowing from provence we once planted a lavender square in the burning sun the size of a king size sheet. being in a rural setting it was for her to dry her sheets on.

    how many design bloggers can we fit? will need many but one can dream :-)
    xo
    debra

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  5. You picked out just a gorgeous house!!
    I love the fire places in the home and the image of the hal way is so charming!
    Thank you for sharing!
    xx
    Greet

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  6. Magnificent! I adore the landscaping and the outbuildings as much as the beautiful interiors!
    xx-Gina

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  7. All very beautiful. The guest house would suffice for me as an everyday home. Every detail of this home is magnificent.

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  8. I think I could get to a trip there, now where is my passport??
    Thanks for that much needed break.
    L.

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  9. I need, I need, I need! SO beautiful and peaceful looking. Thanks so much!

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  10. Hi Deborah,

    You are killing me.

    I think you should organize a bloggers getaway. If you get enough of us involved we could all afford it. Can you imagine a bunch of us drooling over every detail in person! One of us could even get married on the property. Yes, I think this is a great idea.

    ~janet

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  11. Just as well there's a Chapel in the garden Deborah, as I'd need to spend most of the time there, on my knees seeking forgiveness for maxing out my credit card in just 5 night stay in this divine haven of luxury!
    Millie ^_^

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  12. My bags are packed and I am ready to move in...!

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  13. Can't say much, I'm on my way to the airport!
    annie

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  14. Hi Deborah, great that you can translate my blogposts :-} If you are looking for cast iron vases and french brocante, please take a look at : www.freewebs.com/atelierdecampagne
    Atelier de Campagne sells french brocante in the States,they have a store in Soquel (CA), beautiful things !
    Hennie/Room Seventeen

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  15. We both are on the same page this dreary month - I also posted about a Villa in the south of France. I added a link to your beautiful post on my post - Thought people would want to see both!
    xx-Gina

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  16. Oh my - what a wonderful fantasy. Now, can we just make it real? That is an amazing property - everything looks exquisite. I want to be there. Now.

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  17. A magnificent post, just beautiful.


    yvonne

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  18. Hi Yvonne...I´m you latest follower,-was sitting ere surfing around and then I came across your blog with so many beautiful pictures:)
    And what´s not to love with the house above??? It is magnificent,and I m almost drewling *lol*
    The rooms ,the furniture,the sun (yes,I want the sunshine too...all white here in Norway)the garden...I´ll trade anytime:))))

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  19. Love the Villa.

    The furniture, interiors , gardens are to die for.

    If anyone is looking for similar furniture Ive found a good resource www.thefrenchfurniturecompany.co.uk

    I have to look at their furniture at least once a day. The french beds and dressing tables are just amazing.

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