Projects Restoration Chateau
Follow our restoration journey as we peel back the layers of time & craftsmanship
Built in 1820 this Normandy gem had the good fortune to be redesigned by the designer of The Ritz, Monsieur Georges Farcy for the Bon Marché family in 1910. The chateau has been untouched since the retreating German army removed the heating system in the 1940’s. Eisenhower moved into the chateau when he was appointed supreme commander of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of north-western Europe.
Restoration Chateau is a classical Parisian design, with 57 rooms, 22 ensuite bedrooms (revolutionary for its time), 8 staterooms and 27 acres. Over the coming months please join us on a journey of discovery as we piece together history and restore this classic building back to its former glory.

Wonderful to look back at the early days of our re Wonderful to look back at the early days of our restoration journey -the battleship grey of the hall walls , the untouched ceilings of the bedrooms and the original green of the grand salon.- which we thought was a great specialist paint finish until we realised it was mould.  We have been trying to find the original manufactures for all the amazing work , spurred on by having all the original documentation of the 1911 enlargement of the chateau ,we have been slowly putting her back together.The Second World War was catastrophic for her , as the Nazis withdrew from this being their SS command HQ they shot up the building , stole many of the paintings ,Sculptures and broke up the boilers and heating .Its a challenge putting everything back but we are slowly making headway .#restoration chateau #châteaux #craftsmanshipmatters #frenchcraftsmanship #frenchiesofinstagram #frencharchitecture #frenchartist #farrowandball

Wonderful to look back at the early days of our restoration journey -the battleship grey of the hall walls , the untouched ceilings of the bedrooms and the original green of the grand salon.- which we thought was a great specialist paint finish until we realised it was mould. We have been trying to find the original manufactures for all the amazing work , spurred on by having all the original documentation of the 1911 enlargement of the chateau ,we have been slowly putting her back together.The Second World War was catastrophic for her , as the Nazis withdrew from this being their SS command HQ they shot up the building , stole many of the paintings ,Sculptures and broke up the boilers and heating .Its a challenge putting everything back but we are slowly making headway .#restoration chateau #châteaux #craftsmanshipmatters #frenchcraftsmanship #frenchiesofinstagram #frencharchitecture #frenchartist #farrowandball ...