In a decidedly non-smallest, coolest way, Elle Décor's featured home melds beautifully the ideals of French elegance with America streamline and simplicity.
The eight-bedroom château in the French countryside is the summer-home of American Furniture designer Todd Hase and his family. It is stunning. As the article suggests, it's hard not to envy their life.
"In the morning, the village baker leaves a fresh baguette by the gate as he bicycles by. In another ritual, the family walks to the nearby patisserie for café au lait and buys dessert for dinner that night. The children take riding lessons. A daily market provides fresh produce. Michelin awarded a notable three fork-and-spoon rating to the local restaurant. And in nearby Rouen, a ready supply of museums and art shows keeps the days stimulating."
We are grateful when we wake up if there is enough milk for coffee. We can only imagine how good the Hase family must feel as they rise from their slumber.