Rebecca is a barrister and Greg worked in the City. We fell in love with Fontalbe on a rainy day in April 2016 and purchased her in September 2016. When we first saw Fontalbe there were no internal walls, no bathrooms or kitchens and we couldn’t walk on some of the floors. Greg fell into the well that is now preserved in our kitchen!
We had no idea of the scale of the project that we were taking on and it was a world away from our original brief to our agent which was “don’t mind a little painting and decorating, but no major renovation”. We towed a caravan over from England and spent all our spare time here, when not working in the UK, supervising the build.
We were lucky enough to find our fantastic designer, Joris Van Grinsven, and an amazing team of builders who worked tirelessly for over a year bringing Fontalbe back to life, completely renovating what was a derelict shell into the stylish and comfortable house that you see today.
We sold our house in London and moved over to France permanently in November 2018 and love the life here. We have quickly become part of the community and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.
We hope that you love Fontalbe as much as we do and enjoy making memories within her walls. We think that she is very special.