Chateau Lumiere is a beautiful castle, built in Renaissance style. This property for sale at Chateau De Lumiere, Great Falls, Virginia 22066, United States is a Single Family Homes with 8 bedrooms, 10 full baths, and 3 partial baths. The building is not occupied or maintained and was vandalised during the 1990s. But its origins where as a hunting pavilion. The information set forth on this site is based upon information which we consider reliable, but because it has been supplied by third parties to our franchisees (who in turn supplied it to us), we can not represent that it is accurate or complete, and it should not be relied upon as such. Bedrooms & Bathrooms: 8 bedrooms & 13 bathrooms. The driveway, in colored, textured concrete, creates a beautiful entry. With uncompromising finishes and flawless details, Chateau de Lumiere is masterfully constructed and superbly appointed with timeless materials and every modern convenience including custom brick and cast stone, slate roofing, glass mosaics, plaster moldings, imported marble and Brazilian Cherry flooring, hand forged iron, and state-of-the-art electronics. Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. At the beginning of the war he spent time searching for the French wounded by the German forces. Château Lumiere was the family home of a wealthy tobacco tycoon of Swiss decent. My style is to try and maximise the dynamic range of light and shadows in each shot, inspired by David Lynch type imagery. This site shares some of the adventures over time. From art and jewelry, to wellness spaces, to bold colors, here’s what’s in vogue. ReddIt [divide] Location: 9641 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA. Square Footage: 24,000. Learn more about Chateau De Lumiere presented by Matthew Koerberof TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. Facebook. More. Pinterest. Image 13 under Public Domain. Learn more about Chateau De Lumiere presented by Frida Hopperof TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. 22066. Stamp Auctions negotiated the purchase of the Burrus collection for $6,000,000, to be paid in several instalments. His home in Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines was requisitioned by the German General Staff, for refusing to provide German soldiers in tobacco, he took refuge in Switzerland when he was called up for service. Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby's International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. It is located in Great Falls, Virginia, and is in the 22066 zip/post code area. Maurice André shared the tasks: with André more concerned with the technical aspects, and Maurice supporting the commercial sector, including the purchase and trading of tobacco. Located at 9641 Georgetown Pike in Great Falls, Virginia, the home features approximately 24,000 … I typically shoot Nikon D800 with 11-16mm or 50mm f/1.2. I can only hope that this property which is declared as a historic monument gets the attention and restoration fitting of its rich history. Schedule a private tour, view photos, and more. Schedule a private tour, view photos, and more. God forbid this place is set on fire or totally trashed, It has to be sealed up. Chateau de Lumiere or ~House of Light~ was inspired by the elements of the cosmos which are evident throughout. Learn more about Chateau De Lumiere presented by Shannon Stichmanof TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. Sotheby's International Realty, the Sotheby's International Realty logo, "For the Ongoing Collection of Life" and RESIDE are registered (or unregistered) service marks owned or licensed to Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC. Stamp Auctions negotiated the purchase of the Burrus collection for $6,000,000 to be paid in several installments. In the same year Life magazine wrote that in their opinion he had one of the three “truly great stamp collections worldwide”. He was educated at Dole, then at the Collège Stanislas in Paris. A total of eight ensuite bedrooms, ten sumptuous full baths, and three half baths provide spacious accommodations for family, guests and staff. Aerial view of Chateau Lumiere. After his death the chateau was sold to a religious congregation and then resold privately. In addition, the home features a second spice kitchen, movie theatre, indoor basketball court, home spa, and a six-car garage, in addition to countless other luxurious features and amenities. At that point, Villa Burrus was mostly untouched with roofing and interior in very good condition however after seeing photos from 2016 onwards it seems that graffiti and vandalism have taken over to such a point that the research of this location and family history will do very little to put this place in a worse position. Google street view of the overgrown gate leading to the Chateau Lumiere. As a farmer, Martin Burrus (1775-1830) first sold rolls of tobacco made by hand and smuggled them across the border. Learn more about Chateau De Lumiere presented by Melanie Hayesof TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. This, added to the nationalization of the tobacco industry and the closure of the Tobacco Factory in 1947, led him to leave Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines and retire to Geneva. 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