Have you always wanted to cook likeJulia Child? Forget cookbooks! How about getting your hands on the late chef’s French cottage complete with her original gourmet kitchen?
Child’s vacation home in the French countryside is now on the market and it can all be yours for the price of 800,000 euros ($859,360). The 1,614-square foot stucco cottage was built in 1963 on grounds belonging to Child's best friend and cookbook collaborator Simone Beck (who co-authored Mastering the Art of French Cooking).
The History of Julia Child's French Home
The property is called La Pitchoune (which means “the little one” in Provencal) but Child adorably dubbed it "La Peetch." It is located in Plascassier, a town in the heart of Provence and just a half hour north of Cannes.
For three decades, she and her husband Paul visited the house every year and even hosted “other culinary legends such as Jim Beard and M.F.K. Fischer,” according to the listing by Sotheby’s.
The property features a pool, a grand living-dining room with a wood-burning fireplace, three charming bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a separate studio.
JULIA CHILD'S FRENCH KITCHEN
The real gem of the property is the kitchen which was designed by Paul and built to look like the kitchen in their Cambridge, Massachusetts home. It has extra tall custom-built counters and Child’s signature pegboard walls covered with original cooking equipment. What is even more amazing is that it is the only still existing private Julia Child kitchen in the world.
Below are some images of the stunning property but swing by Sotheby’s to get more details on the listing. Also, check out this incredible article from the New York Times about Julia Child's home in France.
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