To clarify- the photo top left of first post below (with the weird wardrobes) shows FRONT of terrace bedroom in it’s original state when we purchased.
The demolition photo is the new doorway being knocked through there. This was an essential change as the only way from the terrace bedroom to the only shower room was across the stairs and all the way round through the tulip bedroom. So what I am sure will be a controversial act to some of you was the best option to make the second floor of the house work. No question.
In the demolition photos, I have had to lighten those up quite a lot because it was so d**n dark in there with the brown decor you could barely make it out.It’s now the brightest room in the whole house.
You will note that this work revealed what we already suspected. i.e our medieval walls are solid stone; clearly a mix of giant river pebbles filched from the Aude and random undressed stone from whatever pile they found lying about at the time. Bits of the old Templar fort may have found their way into our house too; when the villagers changed some of the original parts of the Knight’s hall, refectory, smithy and kitchen at the fort into domestic houses in the 18thc. (see centre of photo right)
In photos on second post below you can glimpse the frame of the French doors onto the roof terrace. These doors replaced the tiny high window at the BACK & below right here (also with smoke stained salmon coloured curtain )
It’s all moved on a lot since that point . The room’s nearly there now