It’s been six months since we’ve been to Magnol. That’s partly due to us avoiding the colder months but both water and electricity have been disconnected so staying in the house hasn’t been an option.
To the untrained eye apart from the appearance of a pool under construction (and the huge excavated rocks littering the site) you might think that little has changed in that time but there has been enormous progress particularly in the large kitchen diner. Water and electricity fixes are in place in what will be the dining kitchen, along with the board that will allow the units to the wall. The floor has been dug up and a waste pipe fitted to connect up to the drainage to our fosse septique.
The beams have been treated and look stunning. There’s a lot still to do but most of it we hope can be completed by the summer. The stone needs to be rendered, there’s the fitting of units obviously and painting of the ceiling and plasterboard. We’re putting travertine tiles on the floor of the entrance hall (behind the camera in the pictures), where the floor was lifted to install the pipes. Some orginal recovered tiles will be used to improve the floor that you can see and it needs to be cleaned and sealed. We have identified furniture and light fittings We are also hoping to have a wood burning stove in place before October when it starts to get cold. We don’t want to have another six month gap between visits.
We expected to be out again in another five or six weeks.