Manoir du Moulin Luxury Retreat:
After living 16 years in Amsterdam, ex-pat Canadians Shari Swan and Warren Coulson found and fell in love with this stately, 17th century manor home while house-hunting in France. “We’d looked at what feels like hundreds of houses in 2009 and 2010 in this region,” says Coulson. “This house was one Shari and I continued to dream about every time we left France and were back in Amsterdam.” With its many outbuildings and courtyard, acre of romantic gardens, and rambling orchard of sundry fruit trees, Manoir du Moulin is dreamy indeed. Undertaking an ambitious restoration in 2011 that transformed the neglected estate into a chic luxury retreat of exquisite contemporary style, Swan and Coulson have breathed new life into the home and its resplendent grounds.