Projects Restoration Chateau
Follow our French chateau renovation journey as we peel back the layers of time & craftsmanship
Tim Gosling is delighted to bring this former noble chateau back to life through his love of authentic restoration and interior design. 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 1940s. 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.
View our chateau restoration journey so far below.
Finished the last day of judging lots of these ama Finished the last day of judging lots of these amazing Yachts and Motorboats and now starting to head back to the chateau - by train !!!! ( there are no direct flights at the weekend so actually it’s going to be rather fun - soooo wish it was a steam train  but I’ve booked first class so I can have a delicious lunch as I think it’s about 6 and a half hours from nice to paris !!!)
 I’m also going to see my third bother today ,nicknamed Stavros ( his real name is Nicholas!) and he’s just come over to the chateau with his wife Debbie for the first time! …. Don’t you LOVE this picture of us all four boys at Henley Regatta ( staying with the boating theme !) back in the 1980’s … of course I’m the only one still wearing my school boater … lol .
Longing to see Steve and to be returning down that magnificent drive today … as Judy Garland so beautifully put it ‘ there’s no place like home !!!’
Bon Weekend everyone!!!
#monaco #monacoyachtshow #superyacht #yacht #yachts #brothers #brothersforlife #brother #chateau #château #chateauxdefrance #train #adventuretime #home #diy #diyhomedecor #diyproject #family #familytime #familyfirst #love #nickname #france #france🇫🇷

Finished the last day of judging lots of these amazing Yachts and Motorboats and now starting to head back to the chateau - by train !!!! ( there are no direct flights at the weekend so actually it’s going to be rather fun - soooo wish it was a steam train but I’ve booked first class so I can have a delicious lunch as I think it’s about 6 and a half hours from nice to paris !!!)
I’m also going to see my third bother today ,nicknamed Stavros ( his real name is Nicholas!) and he’s just come over to the chateau with his wife Debbie for the first time! …. Don’t you LOVE this picture of us all four boys at Henley Regatta ( staying with the boating theme !) back in the 1980’s … of course I’m the only one still wearing my school boater … lol .
Longing to see Steve and to be returning down that magnificent drive today … as Judy Garland so beautifully put it ‘ there’s no place like home !!!’
Bon Weekend everyone!!!
#monaco #monacoyachtshow #superyacht #yacht #yachts #brothers #brothersforlife #brother #chateau #château #chateauxdefrance #train #adventuretime #home #diy #diyhomedecor #diyproject #family #familytime #familyfirst #love #nickname #france #france🇫🇷
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Running thought day two and still thinking about a Running thought day two and still thinking about all the staggering and amazing details I’ve been lucky enough to see from sailing yachts to motor yachts and incredible tenders ( the boats that take you to the boats !) 
Quite a few now have the most wonderful swimming pools on them as well the beach clubs which have sort of become standard issue for playing at sea on the larger ones …
 There are also incredible sailing boats down here too for all those who truly love to feel the wind in their hair and to put their skills truly against nature at sea … again … an extraordinary year with some truly outstanding pieces of design work and imagination. So greatfull to be down here and seeing so much world wide talent and creativity…( really now want to create a casino royal gaming room at the chateau too with a roulette table and pretend we’re Monsieur Bond! Steve…. Pleaeeeeseeeeee Lol) …there’s no question that this place literally buzzes with imagination and wonder - so lucky to be part of the judging panel.
#boatlife #superyacht #superyachts #superyachtlifestyle #yacht #monaco #montecarlo #boatshow #boatshow2021 #casinoroyale #casino @boatinternational

Running thought day two and still thinking about all the staggering and amazing details I’ve been lucky enough to see from sailing yachts to motor yachts and incredible tenders ( the boats that take you to the boats !)
Quite a few now have the most wonderful swimming pools on them as well the beach clubs which have sort of become standard issue for playing at sea on the larger ones …
There are also incredible sailing boats down here too for all those who truly love to feel the wind in their hair and to put their skills truly against nature at sea … again … an extraordinary year with some truly outstanding pieces of design work and imagination. So greatfull to be down here and seeing so much world wide talent and creativity…( really now want to create a casino royal gaming room at the chateau too with a roulette table and pretend we’re Monsieur Bond! Steve…. Pleaeeeeseeeeee Lol) …there’s no question that this place literally buzzes with imagination and wonder - so lucky to be part of the judging panel.
#boatlife #superyacht #superyachts #superyachtlifestyle #yacht #monaco #montecarlo #boatshow #boatshow2021 #casinoroyale #casino @boatinternational
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Hi everyone! Sorry for not posting yesterday morni Hi everyone! Sorry for not posting yesterday morning but I was up early to nip down to Monaco for the boat show here in Monte- Carlo … which I’m so lucky to be part of the judging panel again for @boatinternational and the #designandinnovationawards2022 !!! Yehhh .
 I’ve left Steve at the Chateau while I have the mega fortune of getting to see ( and sea !!)to judge the superyachts that have been newly finished this year and summited into the running …so they truly represent the cutting edge of the design world and incredible new materials.
 If you can imagine it here , you can aways find someone to build it and I know that I’ll be amazed at something new and extraordinary over the next few days.
 #superyacht #superyachtcrew #superyachtworld #boat #boatlife #boatparty #monaco #monacoboatshow #roomwithaview #chateau #château #diy #glamour #yacht #yachtlife #judge

Hi everyone! Sorry for not posting yesterday morning but I was up early to nip down to Monaco for the boat show here in Monte- Carlo … which I’m so lucky to be part of the judging panel again for @boatinternational and the #designandinnovationawards2022 !!! Yehhh .
I’ve left Steve at the Chateau while I have the mega fortune of getting to see ( and sea !!)to judge the superyachts that have been newly finished this year and summited into the running …so they truly represent the cutting edge of the design world and incredible new materials.
If you can imagine it here , you can aways find someone to build it and I know that I’ll be amazed at something new and extraordinary over the next few days.
#superyacht #superyachtcrew #superyachtworld #boat #boatlife #boatparty #monaco #monacoboatshow #roomwithaview #chateau #château #diy #glamour #yacht #yachtlife #judge
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Ta Da !!! Steve and I just couldn’t help buying Ta Da !!! Steve and I just couldn’t help buying this HUGE model of the RMS Aquitania at auction as our staircase at the chateau was built in the very same workshop in Paris to the very same design that we shared with the first Class staircase in this amazing Ocean Liner .
 The model was built out of wood and metal sometime in the 1950’s about when the ship sadly was taken out of service and it took over a year to scrap before in 52/ 53 the staircase balustrade ended up on the front of the scrap merchants own home in Scotland.
 Our staircase was built a few months before the Aquitania’s in 1910 and the The Ocean liner was launched in 1914 .
 We are going to place the model on the landing at the chateau , and at nearly two and a half metres long ( she is so heavy as the model is made out of shaped wood and hand welded metal !) she will sit on the main landing next to the staircase on the far wall …. We just now have to find a carved gilt console that’s fractionally longer .lol 
  I know it’s bonkers but what an extraordinary model and connection - it’s going to look sensational and we’re just so chuffed to have found this unique piece and at this remarkable scale .You can absolutely understand why the Ocean liner was given the nickname ‘the ship beautiful’.
#rmsaquitania #modelboat #oceanliner #oceanliners #model #aquitania #titanic #beautiful #interiordesign #interior #interiordesigner #interiorstyling #interiors #interiorstyle #interiorinspo #interiordecorating #chateau #cunard #cruising #ocean #boatinternational @boatinternational #chateau #châteaux #france #france🇫🇷 @the_saleroom @goslingdesignltd @timjgosling

Ta Da !!! Steve and I just couldn’t help buying this HUGE model of the RMS Aquitania at auction as our staircase at the chateau was built in the very same workshop in Paris to the very same design that we shared with the first Class staircase in this amazing Ocean Liner .
The model was built out of wood and metal sometime in the 1950’s about when the ship sadly was taken out of service and it took over a year to scrap before in 52/ 53 the staircase balustrade ended up on the front of the scrap merchants own home in Scotland.
Our staircase was built a few months before the Aquitania’s in 1910 and the The Ocean liner was launched in 1914 .
We are going to place the model on the landing at the chateau , and at nearly two and a half metres long ( she is so heavy as the model is made out of shaped wood and hand welded metal !) she will sit on the main landing next to the staircase on the far wall …. We just now have to find a carved gilt console that’s fractionally longer .lol
I know it’s bonkers but what an extraordinary model and connection - it’s going to look sensational and we’re just so chuffed to have found this unique piece and at this remarkable scale .You can absolutely understand why the Ocean liner was given the nickname ‘the ship beautiful’.
#rmsaquitania #modelboat #oceanliner #oceanliners #model #aquitania #titanic #beautiful #interiordesign #interior #interiordesigner #interiorstyling #interiors #interiorstyle #interiorinspo #interiordecorating #chateau #cunard #cruising #ocean #boatinternational @boatinternational #chateau #châteaux #france #france🇫🇷 @the_saleroom @goslingdesignltd @timjgosling
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