I think that many of us are nearing some form of exhaustion or the other at this point in the year, so I have prepared a series of posts that I wish will be a calming visual treat for you.
Many of you will remember my friend Anthony's charming house that was for sale - it was one of my most visited entries from this year!
Yes, that house has sold and for a very good reason.
Anthony and his partner have taken on a new project, one that is, without a doubt, the most exceptional renovation project that I have ever seen in Provence.
This very large hôtel particulier has quite a history. Built at around 1750, under the full influence of Louis XV, the property was owned by only two families for many, many years.
It was home to two interesting activities which I will tell you about in later posts.
But what is most amazing about this gorgeous home and garden...
...is that it is nearly entirely dans sans jus...
...everything needs to be done, in the best possible way...
...and this home wisely chose two owners who will completely respect its patina and innate beauty. I am in heaven every time that I visit...
...which has been quite a bit! I have been photographing the house since last April and have over 500 images to date. Much has already changed since then and this incredible maison is now safe and secure for the winter. But the renovation continues...would you like to follow along on their adventure?
And so I will begin to share this happy story with you over the holidays, for I can think of no better present than to - hopefully - set you dreaming!
With all of my Very Best from Provence,
Wishing you and your a very Joyeux Fêtes!