Maison de maitre for sale
A maison de maître is a type of traditional French mansion or grand house, typically found in rural areas of the country. The term "maison de maître" literally translates to "master’s house" in English, and these properties were originally built as the main dwelling for the owner of a large estate or farm.
Maisons de maître for sale are typically constructed of stone or brick and feature elegant architectural details, such as large windows, balustrades, balconies, and ornate cornices. They often have a symmetrical facade and a grand entrance, which is sometimes framed by columns or pilasters. Inside, maisons de maître often have large rooms with high ceilings, fireplaces, and elegant mouldings, as well as original features such as marble fireplaces, parquet flooring, and period windows.
These properties are highly sought after by those looking for traditional and authentic French property for sale, and are often located in beautiful rural areas, surrounded by rolling hills, vineyards, or forests. Many maisons de maître have been restored to their former glory and offer a range of original features, such as exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings, and fireplaces, making them ideal for those seeking a traditional and tranquil lifestyle.