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Iconic film maker Stanley Kubrick’s stunning French holiday home is up for sale

A beautiful French villa formerly owned by iconic director Stanley Kubrick has gone on the market for €1.4 million.

Stanley Kubrick House
The house features a bright and spacious sun room. Image by Christie’s International Real Estate
Stanley Kubrick House
The property date back to the 17th Century and has been beautifully restored. Image by Christie’s International Real Estate

Unlike the foreboding character of The Overlook Hotel from Kubrick’s 1980 cult classic The Shining, this 4,300-square-foot villa is a bright and inviting property, sitting on 1.2 acres of land and boasting seven bedrooms and five bathrooms. Located in the village of Domme, in Dordogne, south-west France, the stone bastide villa has a lower courtyard for outside dining and several basement storage rooms as well as a large stone vaulted room with a wine cellar. The property has the largest garden of any house in the village, while two ‘pigeonnier’ towers also sit on the grounds, offering stunning views over the Dordogne valley.

Kubrick Holiday Home
The villa sits on a 4,300-square-foot property. Image by Christie’s International Real Estate
Stanley Kubrick House
The bastide villa features a lower courtyard for al fresco dining. Image by Christie’s International Real Estate

Dating back to the 17th century, the property served as a holiday home for the Kubrick family and is owned by the late director’s wife, Christiane Kubrick, who runs summer arts courses on the property where she also has a painting studio. Her artwork can be found throughout the house, while there are two platforms in the garden which were installed specifically for painting courses.

The bright property has a bright, sun-lit kitchen.
The bright property has a bright, sun-lit kitchen. Image by Christie’s International Real Estate
The house has stunning views of the Dordogne Valley.
The house has stunning views of the Dordogne Valley.

The property also features a separate guest apartment with two bedrooms, a bathroom and a kitchenette, as well as a swimming pool and ancient trees. The house is within walking distance of shops and restaurants in the village of Domme and is ten minutes from the UNESCO classified medieval town of Sarlat.

The seven-bedroom house is on the market for nearly €1.5.
The seven-bedroom house is on the market for nearly €1.5. Image by Christie’s International Real Estate
The property served as a holiday home for the Kubrick family as well as an art school for Christiane Kubrick.
The property served as a holiday home for the Kubrick family as well as an art school for Christiane Kubrick. Image by Christie’s International Real Estate

The villa is on the market with an asking price of €1.48 million through Christie’s International Real Estate.
 
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