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Provencal Farmhouse

Location: Montecito, California
Price: $5.4 million
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: N/A

The traditional Provencal farmhouse was typically self-sufficient, with the capability to produce its own food and textiles — a romantic and old-fashioned notion for anyone who wants to sneak away with a lover for extended stays.

“Barrel-tiled roof,” “vine-covered walls,” and “handmade terra cotta floor tiles”: For those with a rural Francophile design sensibility, these phrases are the height of romance. If this describes your bride or groom, maybe it’s time to scrape together $5-plus-million for this little slice o’ French countryside. Then, mon frère, prepare to enjoy yourself with some decorative urns filled with greenery and an eyeful of ducks on the property’s pond.

Sotheby's International Realty, Montecito Upper Village Brokerage