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.

It’s amazing to look back at the summer two and It’s amazing to look back at the summer two and a half years ago and the same wonderful grand Salon as it is today…please don’t think we’re anywhere near finished … I can’t tell you how much there is still to do , but it’s wonderful to celebrate these monumental moments , against all odds , of putting this grand dame back together again .
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It’s amazing to look back at the summer two and a half years ago and the same wonderful grand Salon as it is today…please don’t think we’re anywhere near finished … I can’t tell you how much there is still to do , but it’s wonderful to celebrate these monumental moments , against all odds , of putting this grand dame back together again .
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Steve and I never talk about the chateau’s locat Steve and I never talk about the chateau’s location without mentioning the Bayeux Tapestries- arguably the most famous tapestry in the world . Technically it’s embroidery…but just look at the length of it …. Staggering …and even more remarkable that it was made ( probably in England ) in around 1070 !!!
 The reason that we’ve not seen it is not because we’re cultural heathens , but because they closed the galley in Bayeux for restoration over 2 years ago … there was talk ( and a great fanfare) that during the gallery’s restoration this might travel to the British Museum for exhibition but now I know how impressively long it is I can see why that presents a huge problem with conservation and I can’t imagine the Pandemic has helped that along .
Anyway - blew my mind when we got it out on the entrance Hall floor and it started heading down the servants corridor! ( thank you Lucinda for such a great present @lumagrawpr ) It’s 50 cm ,20inches wide in real life … and just look at those colours !!!
Amazing to think it was made just  78 years before the Chapel down by the lake here was built … amazing to be living in a landscape this ancient .
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Steve and I never talk about the chateau’s location without mentioning the Bayeux Tapestries- arguably the most famous tapestry in the world . Technically it’s embroidery…but just look at the length of it …. Staggering …and even more remarkable that it was made ( probably in England ) in around 1070 !!!
The reason that we’ve not seen it is not because we’re cultural heathens , but because they closed the galley in Bayeux for restoration over 2 years ago … there was talk ( and a great fanfare) that during the gallery’s restoration this might travel to the British Museum for exhibition but now I know how impressively long it is I can see why that presents a huge problem with conservation and I can’t imagine the Pandemic has helped that along .
Anyway - blew my mind when we got it out on the entrance Hall floor and it started heading down the servants corridor! ( thank you Lucinda for such a great present @lumagrawpr ) It’s 50 cm ,20inches wide in real life … and just look at those colours !!!
Amazing to think it was made just 78 years before the Chapel down by the lake here was built … amazing to be living in a landscape this ancient .
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Restoring a chateau ? How to keep you’re Stately Restoring a chateau ? How to keep you’re Stately home sparkling and clean …. A few words of wisdom from His Grace the Duke.lol.

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Restoring a chateau ? How to keep you’re Stately home sparkling and clean …. A few words of wisdom from His Grace the Duke.lol.

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Said in best ‘BBC English ‘…’a new discove Said in best ‘BBC English ‘…’a new discovery!
We have just finished digging up 14 Balustrades from the park in the continuing hunt for the original back double staircase oval shaped balustrades ( see spaniel scale post !) 
No idea why these are in the park … maybe left overs from the restoration and rebuilding work in 1911 but hey , there’re rather beautiful and fabulous so we’re going to use them in the new Italian garden we’re going to be putting in ….a kind of Italian ruin look on the corner section maybe ….
With the 16 lion head fountains set into the living wall at the back it should have a rather wonderful feel to it…. Just wonder what else the park has got hidden in it …if no one took their building materials away as rubbish after a build we’ve got a thousand years of bits and pieces to dig up !lol
Toodel Pip !
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Said in best ‘BBC English ‘…’a new discovery!
We have just finished digging up 14 Balustrades from the park in the continuing hunt for the original back double staircase oval shaped balustrades ( see spaniel scale post !)
No idea why these are in the park … maybe left overs from the restoration and rebuilding work in 1911 but hey , there’re rather beautiful and fabulous so we’re going to use them in the new Italian garden we’re going to be putting in ….a kind of Italian ruin look on the corner section maybe ….
With the 16 lion head fountains set into the living wall at the back it should have a rather wonderful feel to it…. Just wonder what else the park has got hidden in it …if no one took their building materials away as rubbish after a build we’ve got a thousand years of bits and pieces to dig up !lol
Toodel Pip !
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So in complete contrast to yesterday’s post we h So in complete contrast to yesterday’s post we have the top 4th floor here and the servants corridor….the head house keeper who would have been in charge of winding up clocks and the order of the chateau had this bedroom as it’s the only one with a fireplace in . The other servants bedrooms ( 7 on this floor in total) were heated with hot pipes that ran around the top of the bedrooms.
This is also one of the many original bathrooms from 1910, and these bedrooms shared two between them all .
The bedrooms all overlooked the front of the chateau which I have to say on a beautiful summers day is the most staggering view is it not …
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So in complete contrast to yesterday’s post we have the top 4th floor here and the servants corridor….the head house keeper who would have been in charge of winding up clocks and the order of the chateau had this bedroom as it’s the only one with a fireplace in . The other servants bedrooms ( 7 on this floor in total) were heated with hot pipes that ran around the top of the bedrooms.
This is also one of the many original bathrooms from 1910, and these bedrooms shared two between them all .
The bedrooms all overlooked the front of the chateau which I have to say on a beautiful summers day is the most staggering view is it not …
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We found in a little antique warehouse in Bayeux t We found in a little antique warehouse in Bayeux the most wonderful Marble , Bronze and Ormolu Mantle clock for Queen Mary’s bedroom this week … ( my mothers room !!!) 
  The clock comes from a little clockmaker in Paris who was based in the Palais Royal Arcades at number 124 , and was making these beautiful pieces spot on the time our Chateau was being enlarged and recreated for Monsieur Savary’s new bride in 1911 .
 I’m almost sure the Savarys would have known the shop S.Devalux as it was a Place where most of Paris society gathered to shop under the cover of these stunning arches and architecture built in 1781 by Victor Louis…it was Parisians answer to the bazaar’s of the eastern world for Luxury goods .
 It’s so great that it fits the period of our chateau so well , and the femininity of the bedroom which was in fact Madame Savary’s until she moved out .
 It’s wonderful that Queen Mary’s bedroom is starting to come together …and such an honour to have her helping us here at the chateau… it is after all about making this a home.
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We found in a little antique warehouse in Bayeux the most wonderful Marble , Bronze and Ormolu Mantle clock for Queen Mary’s bedroom this week … ( my mothers room !!!)
The clock comes from a little clockmaker in Paris who was based in the Palais Royal Arcades at number 124 , and was making these beautiful pieces spot on the time our Chateau was being enlarged and recreated for Monsieur Savary’s new bride in 1911 .
I’m almost sure the Savarys would have known the shop S.Devalux as it was a Place where most of Paris society gathered to shop under the cover of these stunning arches and architecture built in 1781 by Victor Louis…it was Parisians answer to the bazaar’s of the eastern world for Luxury goods .
It’s so great that it fits the period of our chateau so well , and the femininity of the bedroom which was in fact Madame Savary’s until she moved out .
It’s wonderful that Queen Mary’s bedroom is starting to come together …and such an honour to have her helping us here at the chateau… it is after all about making this a home.
#paris #mantleclock #collection #interiordesign #interiorstyling #interiordecor #interiors #interiors #interiorinspo #interiorinspo #interiordecorating #interiorinspiration #interiordecoration #interiorlovers #interiorandhome #home #homeinspo #bedroom #bedroomdecor #bedroomdesign #balleroy #chateau #châteaux #restorationnation #bedroomideas
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