On one of my recent trips around the world – yes, only in cyberspace do I travel, I discovered a site that rents and sells property in France.
So if my dears, you are interested in buying a property in France, this site is for you. It is Espaces Atypiques and they specialise in refurbished architectural/designer homes.
If on the other hand you are not into the French property market at this moment in time but rather wanting to search for ideas for the refurbishment of your home, then these examples are just up your alley.
I hope you find this one inspirational.
This is an example of how you can transform a 18th-century stable into a spacious residential home.
This one is near Paris and I simply have to have it!
What I like most about the refurbishment is that many of the rustic elements of the original stable have been preserved to retain the original character. In my book, if you have “original character” then do whatever it takes to ensure that as much as possible is kept.
If there is no “original character” then you have to develop it yourself according to your tastes and personality. That is more difficult, as we know.
The stone walls and wood beams are simply majestic. The clever incorporation of an industrial type look adds a modern touch; the steel beams, the glass floor adding light to the wine cellar, the contemporary furniture all add to the character.
Natural light through large industrial type windows and glass floor allows light to shine into every level of the home.
I think it is fabulous and I hope you do too. If you can’t do it all, at least build a wine cellar like this.
Bye for now.