Fontalbe was purchased by us in September 2016. There were no walls, bathrooms or kitchens and few floors that were safe to walk on. There were no terraces and the pool was a bright blue, kidney-shaped haven for frogs.
It had formerly been a paper mill, a trout farm and a working farm and parts of the building date back to the early seventeenth century. We have found records of Fontalbe in early Napoleonic records of Mills on the Couze river.
The owners, working closely with their designer Joris Van Grinsven and a fantastic team of builders spent a year renovating every part of Fontalbe. They have purposefully kept quirky, original features alongside the very best in modern, stylish living. The industrial, working past of the Mill has been respected and is mirrored in clean lines and simple but luxurious furnishings.
You will find a large and airy space, with original beams, wooden and concrete floors as well as the original terracotta tiles in the kitchen. No compromises have been made in the quality of the furnishings and the overall finish.
We hope that you appreciate our vision of Fontalbe. We wanted to breathe life back into an old, once dilapidated building and once again bring the sounds of laughter, friends and family into her walls – we hope that you think we have achieved just this and love Fontalbe as much as we do.