Julia Child's house is for sale and you should buy it ASAP

By Virginia K. Smith | November 12, 2015 - 2:05PM

Granted, we don't know exactly how much it costs, or if you really had any intention of owning property in Europe in any capacity. But who could say no to the opportunity to snap up La Pitchoune, the idyllic Provence cottage where Julia spent her vacations cooking and sipping wine?

For the first time since it was built on a friend's property, Child's former French home is now on the market, the New York Times reports, after many years playing host to cooking classes since the chef bid adieu to the place back in 1992. One major selling point? The kitchen is essentially intact just as Julia left it, though the original stove was gifted several years back to food writer Patricia Wells.

"You could almost say we’re selling the kitchen with the property thrown in,” Alexander Kraft, the chairman of Sotheby’s International Realty France, told the Times. “It’s really got the same look and feel as the one in the Smithsonian. Whoever buys it is really buying a true piece of Julia Child’s history." For the less industrious vacation home owner, there's also an in-ground pool in the back. 

The actual listing doesn't seem to be public yet (and again, it's totally unclear what the asking price is for this place), but you can cruise dreamy photos over at the Times, as well as at Cooking With Friends, the website of La Pitchoune's former cooking school. If anyone wants to go halfsies on a time-share situation, let us know in the comments ...


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