Le Chateau de Lumiere
Late Senator Kennedy’s home is located on six acres over-looking the Potomac and is said to be a piece of history– so why is it being torn down and rebuilt as a “French chateau?” Even though Kennedy’s home was built on a gorgeous piece of land, the structure itself is seen as a tear down, just a modest ranch-style home.

The home was bought in 1990 by a Chinese developer for $6 million– it was recently placed on the market for $10 million, but no bites. Today, it is on the market for $45 million, with the promise of “le Chateau de Lumiere” taking its place.

What do you think? Is the new mega-mansion too gaudy or just right for the provincial piece of land it is set upon?