When Karina and Craig bought the Chateau de Gudanes, they knew upon first glance that it was far from the fairytale home others might confuse it for. Sure, it was breathtaking, but it also needed a lot of work. With 94 rooms, it was obvious to them that renovating the 300-year old French chateau would be no easy task. This was all before the couple discovered a meter-deep hole in the floorboards.
Chateau de Gudanes
It doesn”t get more beautiful than that.
I stand corrected.
The inside of the Chateau de Gudanes, however, has a different sort of breathtaking quality.
There”s obviously beauty there, but you”ll be gasping for air once you began to ponder how much fixing this place might cost.
Though if renovation is an art, it”s hard to beat this canvas.
Some of the debris from the renovation work.
One day, builders came across a meter-deep hole.
While that might sound like an unmitigated disaster, it actually led to some pretty amazing finds.
Amazing artwork and relics from a long time ago.
Look at that beautiful design.
I certainly can”t wait to see this place once it”s finished being fixed.
Just when you think Chateau de Gudanes can”t get any better, you find out that it has amazing views like these.
Chateau de Gudanes in modern times.
Chateau de Gudanes back in the day.
Current and former owners, side by side.
I cannot wait to see what this place looks like once it”s fully renovated. For more updates on Karina and Craig”s Chateau de Gudanes work in progress, check out their website. They frequently blog about the renovation process.