The restoration of the house was undertaken by the architect Olivier Fage together with the building company, Mario Moretti. Olivier has rearranged the rooms around the central staircase, improved the galleries overlooking the internal courtyard and created outside terraces by restructuring the roof.
Throughout the restoration, great care has been taken to conserve the original features of the house:
The demolition of the internal wall partitions led to the discovery of a stone archway, which now brings a sense of proportion to the internal courtyard and to the dining room. The stone stairway has been meticulously restored by the specialist Opus Patrimonio who carved the stones in situ.
The original floor tiles which covered the floors were recuperated one by one, carefully cleaned, and then re-laid in the large sitting room. The doors were taken away for safe keeping, restored and reused. These doors include not only, the beautiful 18th century wooden doors to the large sitting doors but also typical cellar doors which have been used in the bedroom suites (beware, of the low door height!). The carpenter, Marc Angosto spent much time and energy on stripping away the many layers of paint on the entrance door to reveal the original door.
The original staircase handrail has been reused. The handrails on the internal galleries are an innovation design by Yannick Peyronnet. The 17th window made from blown glass and lead inserts still show today the signs of age and wear and tear.
As well as conserving the treasures from the past, technology has been used to bring luxurious comfort :
Natural light floods the internal courtyard through a glass and metal skylight on the second floor, created by Yannick Peyronnet. All the walls are sound proof and heat isolated. under floor heating and air-conditioning have been installed. A wi-fi network for fast internet connection covers the all the rooms. An amazing swimming pool has been created in 2006, with wooden and stone terraces.
LA MAISON SUR LA SORGUE
6, rue Rose Goudard - 84 800 L'Isle sur la Sorgue
TEL. +33-490-207-486 - FAX +33-490-207-266