Rory Ramsden – Luxury French Property Finder & Buyer's Agent in south west France
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A Historical Residence in France is Transformed into a Rustic Vacation Home

Recently an old priory from the 11th century was restored into a luxury hotel. The gentleman that championed the restoration had grown up in the area and it always held sentimental place in his heart from childhood. He happened to meet up at a party with the owner of the site who had shared the same affinity towards the location. As they hit it off at the party the owner was was willing to sell the property. Great care was taken to preserve the historical aspects of the building while still making it a livable hotel.

Key Takeaways:

  • Joseph Giovannini, told architectural digest, in 2009, how his pursuit of a vacation home venue involved his choice of region being excavated and documented by French experts.
  • This was because Giovanni wished to transform an protected monument, specifically an ancient priory.
  • The priory, designated as protected in 1921, was one of the first sites ever afforded such status.

“The danger of historic preservation is that scientific accuracy sometimes chases off the ghosts and aura gets lost in translation.”

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About the Author Rory

Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.

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