The house that Julia built

The house that Julia built
Julia Child's French holiday house is up for sale.

When you think of Julia Child, images of perfect soufflé and buttery pastry come to mind.  Many have followed the culinary legend through generations, sauntering and sautéing around her idyllic kitchen in the French countryside.

Now, Julia’s La Pitchoune, is up for sale and ready to pass on to the next generation of epicurious home-hunters.

Located in the tiny village of Plascassier this sprawling cottage is being sold through Sotheby’s International Reality and is asking a starting price of $880,000.

After a brief stint in France from 1948 to 1956, Julia made the move more permanent, returning to La Pitchoune every year for over 30 years.

Here she cooked and wined and dined various guests until her husband’s deteriorating health forced the couple to give up the property.

Whilst the three bedrooms, terrace and picturesque pool are enough to entice most buyers, it’s the kitchen that is the biggest selling point.

As the world’s only remaining Julia Child kitchen in existence, the international treasure is sure to be snapped up quickly.


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