American Interior Designer Timothy Corrigan Brought A Stunning French Chateau Back To Life (PHOTOS)

10/04/2013 08:33 am ET

Timothy Corrigan is known for his interiors, but we highly doubt he ever had to deal with a home as incredible and neglected as the Château du Grand-Lucé. Corrigan showed off this stunning property, which he brought back to life, in the October issue of Architectural Digest.

The 45,000-square-foot estate was built between 1760 and 1764. It was first a private home and then a military hospital. By the time the French government sold the space to Corrigan in 2004, it was hardly livable. Corrigan notes there was no heat or electricity. But that didn't stop the decorator from diving in and putting his own spin on the historic site.

Once inside, you're completely transformed to another time. While most of the rooms are very formal, the subtle pops of color, whether it be in the walls or fabrics, keep the space looking far from a museum. "I didn’t want the place to take itself too seriously,” the designer said. “We’re not in a museum. The message is, we’re just having fun.”

Scroll through the photos below and be sure to head over to Architectural Digest for more information.

Timothy Corrigan's Chateau

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