Last week, a reader sent me the most fascinating real estate listing, and I just had to share! Located in Atlanta, Texas (I never knew there was such a town) “The Brooks Mansion” was built in 1960 as a replica of Marie Antoinette’s country escape, Petit Trianon. The late Mrs. Virginia Brooks, homeowner, traveled extensively and fell in love with the château during one of her visits to France. She prided herself in the fact that her house design has two more windows than Marie Antoinette’s. Italian stone was shipped in “kit form” and each stone was numbered to be put in an exact place. The home has marble and hand-crafted wood floors, 12-foot ceilings, three fireplaces, and multiple living areas. There are 7 bedrooms, 7 baths and 2 half baths (not including the maid’s quarters). All bathrooms are marble, some with sunken tubs and separate showers. The large bedrooms are all en suite and equipped with an array of closets, several with built-in drawers. Every room has double French doors adorned with exquisite vintage hardware. The kitchen was state-of-the-art for the 1960s style and equipped with an island, indoor grill, double oven, and a huge food prep pantry room.
Robert Searcy, the realtor who sent me the listing, thinks it might have been built by renowned architect, John Staub… If anyone knows anything about this incredible manse, please send me a note! Located on 48 acres, this 12,000+ square foot château can be yours for under $800K!! So you can have your cake and eat it too! 🙂 Let’s take a peek inside… (I do wish there were furnished images available.)