Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The old and the new

I stumbled across this unusual 'petite demeure' near Cognac and did a double take. This would have once been the gatekeeper's house for the beautiful lodge next door and a local architect had taken what was undoubtedly a rather forlorn looking building and transformed into an eclectic dwelling.

The typical Charentaise stone still forms the framework but with the addition of a quirky cladded roof it has become something that even Kevin McCloud would approve of. I did think it looked a bit like a mad hatter's house but would have loved a sneaky peek inside.

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