CALGARY — You don’t have to move to France to own your own chateau.
That’s because there’s one in Springbank, with 10 beds, 10 baths, over 17,000 square feet of sumptuous living, an unparallelled view of the mountains, and it’s for sale at a nifty discount.
Terra Blanche, designed by Arthur Fishman in 2008, is going to auction in the coming weeks, with an asking price of $9, 830,000.
For your $10 million, you get a chateau that looks pulled from the pages of a Loire Valley coffee table photo book, but with such 21st century amenities as an elevator servicing all four floors, an Art Deco movie theatre, six fireplaces, a professional half-length basketball court, an attached six-car garage, three powder rooms, a self-contained, heated, outdoor kitchen, a guest living quarters, and a two bedroom in-law living quarters.
Inspired by the French countryside, Terra Blanche features exquisitel landscaped grounds with wide lawns, elegant gardens, hedges, trees and a tapestry of colours every autumn.
The estate is located just 30 minutes west of downtown Calgary and 45 minutes east of Banff, in addition to being 10 minutes from a private airport (suitable for private jets). It’s also not much more than a booming Bryson DeChambreau drive away from Mickelson National Golf Club, the new golf course designed by Phil Mickelson.
And while that $10 million might seem a little stiff for most of us, it represents a substantial markdown from its previous list price of $15 million, which it was marked down from $20 million in 2018 (according to priceypads.ca) – so it’s being offered for what might be called a buyer’s price in a down market for upscale homes.
Realtor Mark Evernden says he’s already heard from a half dozen interested buyers.