A cobbled white stone surrounding a chateau-like façade leads into the foyer of Villa Cecelia. Through a passage flanked by a spacious kitchen and study is a sprawling double-height living room overlooking a flower garden and paddy fields. Enormous custom-made chandeliers hang from the ceilings, the floor is antique wood and tile, and the walls are smeared with off-white stucco. Through a second passage are two bedrooms, one of which overlooks the swimming pool hidden at the end of the property with a gazebo and cobblestone deck. Up a flight of stairs are a pantry, a library, and three airy bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes, antique furniture, vibrant linens, and patterned flooring in shades of sea-blue, sea-green and silver-grey. A walkway connecting the rooms, peeps into the living room below. Stepping out onto a spacious terrace are field, forest, and Villa Cecelia’s French-country charm.