Vaucresson, Paris, France
A three-storey replica of George Washington’s historic Mount Vernon mansion is on the market in Vaucresson, France. Washington may not have slept here but the property does come with some interesting history. It was originally built as the United States’ pavilion at the 1931 Paris Colonial Exposition and was later purchased and moved to Vaucresson by a private investor. According to Sears Homes of Chicagoland, the United States government awarded Sears, Roebuck and Co. the contract to create the full-size replica with architect Charles K. Bryant designing the mansion. Bryant had previous experience designing a Mount Vernon replica for an exhibition in 1915. Sears Homes of Chicagoland also noted that Sears created the materials to build the replica is just a few months at a cost of $75,495. Today, sitting on a 1.61 acre property, the residence has been completely renovated into a contemporary style while still showcasing original period details including the staircase, door surrounds, flooring and crown mouldings. The ground floor includes an entrance hall, reception area opening to a large terrace, a library and dining room opening to a family kitchen. There is a master suite with dressing room, additional four bedrooms and a basement with music studio, a gym, a game room and home theatre. A guard house and two sentry boxes decorate this exceptional home. Possibility to build a pool and pool house. This unique replica of Mount Vernon is on the market with Savills. Price on application.