Traditional,Tudor/French Normandy, Detached - Canton, MS
REDUCED!! The Splendor of the French Chateau de Meillant has been re-envisioned by Georgia architect David Loftus in this magnificent 9650 square foot, 7 bedrooms, 6 full bath/2 half bath, 23.5 acre estate. Handsome gates open to a broad driveway to the entrance circle. The architecture is immediately breathtaking with its slate roof, classic detailing, great window scales, beautiful floors, and super high ceilings. With its beautiful style, and meticulous attention to detail throughout, it's grandiose first impression quickly fades to a sense of comfort throughout. The first floor boasts the entry foyer, with pecky cypress walls, which you will see throughout the home, heart of pine floors, also throughout. The formal dining has padded fabric walls, great large windows, chandelier, French door access to the front covered porch, and views of the front pond and grounds. The grand salon is comfortable and spacious with a grand fireplace, and plenty of detail. The chef's kitchen has all of the modern appliances and equipment, and it opens up to the breakfast/morning room, which overlooks the rear of the property and the pool area. The tea room/private den/study/library has its own fireplace, coffered wood ceilings, and views of the brick built archway, Renaissance Garden, and property. Also on this floor you will find the PRIVATE Guest suite, with PRIVATE entry hallway, 10 foot bay windows, inlaid tile and wood floors with textured walls. Also has its own private bathroom suite. The Grand Parlor is seen down the extraordinary triple brick archways and lighted handmade wooden transoms and can accommodate the smallest of gatherings to the largest. The double staircase leads to the second floor, hosting the master suite with its private curved covered porch which overlooks the front, side, and rear of the property. Extra-large His & Her separate bathrooms and closets are on separate sides of the large entryway. The second floor also hosts the laundry room for added convenience, the music room, art/exercise room, an office, and two more bedrooms with private bathrooms. It also shares in the pecky cypress wood throughout and its beautiful views of the saltwater heated pool and hot tub, or the manicured lawn and gardens. The third floor is where you will find 10' ceilings throughout, more views, media room, and two extra-large bedrooms with an over-sized bathroom. The charm of this secluded retreat has extremely easy access to the I-55 corridor and the city. Call your REALTOR for a private showing today!