Thursday, 30 January 2020

An Old House in Preuilly


Old house.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

The view you get from the neighbour's yard reveals that this house is older and less cohesively grand than its street side indicates. It follows the line of the old defensive town wall, and has very small simple window openings and signs of many alterations. The street side is smartly classical and 17th century.

No one except the neighbour who owns the garden I was standing in gets to see this view usually.

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4 comments:

Sheila said...

Do we get to see the view from the road?

Susan said...

No. It has changed hands in the last year and I don't know the new owner. You don't get a view of it from the street as it sits on a corner of a very narrow street and is surrounded by a high courtyard wall.

Jean said...

Wouldn't it be great to see the inside?!

Susan said...

I have. It's very interesting, with 17C painted panels and a quite grand curving staircase in the central part. I loved the kitchen. Quite rabbit warreny in parts, and gets a lot of noise from the road. Although there is room for a car, getting one in and out would be a total pain.

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