NORMANDY 1

This beautiful 19th century cottage in Normandy is a privately owned countryside home, and was one of the first renovations outside of Paris completed by A+B.

Nestled in Eure Valley of Normandy, this 19th century stone house was originally a cottage with a large attached barn. When Alon and Betsy got their hand on it, the house was in a horrible state, and the garden was completely over-grown. After a ground-up renovation, the property was transformed into a comfortable and gracious country house, ideal for relaxed entertaining and family living. Four small rooms in the downstairs of the cottage were opened up to create a large living and dining space. The ground floor of the barn was converted, allowing for additional living space and a guest bedroom with bathroom. A large master bedroom suite was created in the upstairs of the original cottage, and additional bedrooms were created in the roof-line of the barn. The garden was re-designed using a bounty of indigenous fruit trees, as well as flowers and plants traditionally used in Normandy gardens.