Who says you can’t experience the south of France in California?
Dancing with the Stars host Brooke Burke and David Charvet’s home, aptly named Chateau Charvet, was designed to evoke a house in the south of France, where Charvet was born.
According to the LA Times, the home is listed for sale on the Malibu real estate market for $12,500,000—property listing information shows it as an 880 percent price increase from when the land was sold to Charvet in 1998. The chateau-like estate was built in 2007.
Both Burke and Charvet got their start in modeling. Burke currently co-hosts of the show “Dancing with the Stars,” a role she took after winning the TV competition in 2007. Charvet is best known for his roles on “Baywatch” and “Melrose Place.”
The home for sale is located in the exclusive celebrity enclave of Serra Retreat, where Mel Gibson and Kelsey Grammar own homes. Although these houses don’t have views of the water like ones found in the Malibu colony, many of them have larger property lines and enjoy greater privacy. Current median Malibu home values are at $1,531,700.
The 5-bedroom, 4.5 bath home owned by Burke and Charbet has 6,769 square feet of living space and plenty of details that help the property live up to its chateau title. The driveway, made of with individually placed old stones, leads to a sculptured courtyard with 18th century fountain at its center. Inside, the home has antique hand plastered walls, hand carved limestone and walnut flooring, as well as imported French fireplaces, hand sculpted doors and inlaid ceiling details. The home also features a hidden screening room, a 4,000-bottle wine cellar with Chateau Margaux barrels inset in the wall, a wood paneled office, large bonus lower level room and a “woman’s off season closet.”
Outside, the home has a pool, outdoor dining area, and 200 bush rose garden.
The listing is held by Susan Monus of Coldwell Banker.