Buy Julia Child’s French Cottage In Provence For $860K
Julia Child’s cottage in France — featuring one of the most coveted kitchens in the world — just hit the market for roughly $860,000.
Located on a hillside of the small Provençal village of Plascassier, the 1,500-square-foot home includes an open living and dining room, three bedrooms and bathrooms, a pool and a separate guest house. But the highlight (of course) is the kitchen, which has been kept largely intact since the last meal Julia cooked there. The counters are extra tall, and the pegboard walls are still covered with original cooking equipment. Click through to see the iconic space that Julia once called home.
Named “La Pitchoune” (“the little one” in Provençal), the home was built by Child and her husband Paul in 1963 on land owned by Simone Beck, Child’s best friend and co-author of Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
The front terrace of the home features a classic bistro-style table.
The pool was built by current owner Kathie Alex, who ran a culinary school until 2015 and was a friend of Child’s.
The kitchen is modeled after the one in Child’s house in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is the only existing private “Julia Child-kitchen” in the world.
A charming living and dining area with pops of color and a wood-burning fireplace embodies Child’s cheerful personality.
Classic red toile adorns one of the home’s three bedrooms.