Renovation of our Château Cramirat has advanced a stage, with the emptying out of the roof’s upper space, reinforcement of the southern wall with concrete injection, the addition of a new window in the shape of an arrowslit, and the uncovering of the ancient beam structure styled like the hull of a ship.
The bluish hue is sunlight penetrating through the tarp sheets, which were put to cover the old wooden structure right before renovations began.
Over the last two months, a team of restoration experts specializing in legacy Templar structures have reinforced our château’s facades and fortification, rebuilt its chimney, exposed the structure of its ancient roof, and added plaster and stones to places weathered by time.
It’s been an exciting time for all those involved. For centuries, additions were made to the core structure, it was plastered over, built on, and covered away. Now, in a unique restorative process, we’re delicately peeling through into the original architecture, unveiling the breathtaking beauty of our château layer by layer, day by day, back to its original glory.
Work is done under the supervision of the French ABF (Architecte des Bâtiments de France) and DRAC (Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles d’Ile-de-France), alongside heritage monuments specialists and the Office of the Mayor of Sergeac.
We’re now off to the northern wall.
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