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A historic Château


Restructuring of a historic château

Project owner
Private Clients
Project manager
Atelier Cambium
Project management team
Isac, study phase (structural engineering), Enerlab (MEP), Atec (electrical)
Image credits
Gironde (33), France
Renovation and extension of a 16th and 19th century stone château, landscaping, and interiors
Surface area
850 m2
Cost of the works
2018 - 2020

Located on the right bank of the greater Bordeaux metropolitan area, parts of this château date back to the early 16th century. Extensions of varying degrees of quality have altered its spatial composition and overall appearance across the years. The main façade was cemented, and this had started to compromise the soundness of the entire structure. The project has reimagined all these volumes. The series of small rooms has been replaced with more open living spaces for a family of five. The sheltered grounds that form the western part of the property will be landscaped as an ornamental garden that, together with the entrance, will showcase the château.


To create a coherent overall image, the façades were resurfaced and plastered with a stone-coloured lime, while the bare-stone moulding was left as is. The extension was made using rough, traditionally hewn and pointed stone that was left exposed. The colour of the wood joinery echoes the slate roofing on the small towers that flank the main structure. The roofs, both old and new, are covered with tiles.



Attached to the garage and the serving spaces, the new extension includes two children’s rooms on two floors, a gym, and a music and movie projection room.

Ground floor

The entrance at the ground level of the central part of the building leads, on the right, to a succession of living rooms, and on the left, to the kitchen, dining room, veranda, and terrace in the extension.

The marble, oak and brass fittings and details are traditional and refined, in the grand tradition of decorated French châteaus.

The marble, oak and brass fittings and details are traditional and refined, in the grand tradition of decorated French châteaux.

Parental suite

The upper floor of the main part of the castle contains the parental suite (which includes a bedroom, a walk-in closet, and a bathroom in one of the towers), an office, and two other bedrooms. 

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