In contrast with a classic facade, the elegant 18th-century priory is nestled in the preserved nature of the Orne and hides many surprises.
In the real estate world, religious buildings are highly appreciated. Reconverted in deluxe hotels, restaurants, schools, contemporary art centers, some benefit from a second life by morphing into an office or a dwelling with the help of a talented architect. Such is the case of this hermitage of the Augustine Order, located in the village of Yvrandes, going back to year 1045, when William the Conqueror battled in Normandy.
An elegant priory in the Orne
Acquired by an architecture buff, who breaks the codes by harmonizing old and modern styles, this property with a slate roofing is rooted in a safeguarded rural countryside where the rich grass delights horses and sheep. The 8500 m² estate, featuring a few outbuildings, including 2 stone garden pavilions, one of them being a former forge, the other a possibility to lodge staff, saw its interior transform itself into a private museum.
Handsome volumes and period styling
The main building has a liveable surface of 350 m², with possibilities of extension. It counts, on 3 levels: entrance with a staircase leading to the upper floors, 2 living rooms with Louis XV period wood panelling, red tiling on the ground and a fireplace, a dining room and 6 bedrooms, including a parental suite—immaculate white from floor to ceiling. A magical place steeped with history!
Transforming a monastery into a dream house…
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