I have to be honest when I say that I haven’t loved T magazine as much since Deborah Needleman left. It seems to cater to the hipster crowd now which is definitely not my domain. When they do feature something traditional, it’s only because the owners have added something contemporary but I guess I’ll take what I can get. Such is the case with Château d’Aunoy which will be in the issue out this weekend. The father of current owner bought the 18th-century chateau with an English garden about 30 miles outside Paris in the 1970’s. It had previously been owned by a designer for Maison Jansen for 25 years and much of his work was kept intact. The current owner, Jean-Louis Tapiau, became an antiques dealer in Paris and started adding 20th-century pieces and contemporary art to give it his own stamp. Some pieces were put up for auction at Sotheby’s this summer and according to Maison Global, the chateau was up for sale in 2016. Perhaps the new feature is another chance to market the property or the owner decided to keep this gem. I hope it’s the latter.
Photos are from T magazine, Sotheby’s, and Mansion Global.