Another old French village house

img_7140-lr-ccIn my self appointed ongoing mission to bang the drum for Small Village Houses, here is another from Lost In Arles- see here

I note the many common features shared with our place, inset cupboards, terrazzo stairs and modest dimensions (it is almost exactly the same size) the use of raw plaster finishes is very evocative and charming but I’m not sure Trev would be thrilled if we exposed and celebrated our areas of concrete breeze-block walls. I do love the typically located corner fireplace in the bedroom and the new fireplace in the salon designed and built by the owner.


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Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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12 Responses to Another old French village house

  1. poshbirdy says:

    It’s lovely. Great restraint shown here, and I could happily live with those walls

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    • Yes, I love the raw stone, it’s just that concrete I personally would cover, though it very indus-chic! I do like the fact that the house shows the bare bones and layers of history which is what we are trying to do in our way.
      The variable colour on the raw plaster is beautiful also, but we have opted for lighter colour in some rooms purely as a light maximising exercise.
      Aren’t they lucky to still have those BEAUTIFUL internal doors!


  2. Osyth says:

    What a little beauty!


    • It is ; What stopped me in my tracks was the view through one of the front windows which is near identical to my view from the tulip room!

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      • Osyth says:

        This intimate relationship we have with our houses as we nurture them back to life and give them new style and panache whilst preserving their integrity and respecting their past reveals itself in myriad ways … that moment of stopping in your tracks because it is YOUR view is excellent illustration of that fact x

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  3. Lynda says:

    All is nice, but my favorite part was all that lovely blue outside on the doors and shutters. It one of the few colors that can make the shady side of a garden or home sing!


  4. I like places like that because gems are to be found, but they make Trevor cringe!


  5. francetaste says:

    First of all, I love Lost in Arles. Heather is a true artist.
    Second of all, you have come up repeatedly in conversation around here! We went to the brocante in Limoux (disappointing–it was raining and nobody was there) and also to the Brocante 11 on the way down, which was frankly terrifying. There was a huge piece of elaborately carved wood, purpose unclear, but I was sure you would have found a fantastic way to integrate it into your house. We found a glass globe for a lamp, but the guy wanted way too much for something we weren’t even sure would fit.

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