Recently, reader Nicola Fabens (whose house was featured in A Brooklyn Brownstone Transformed, with Respect) wrote to us from a trip through France to let us know about Maison Collongue, a guesthouse where she was staying, on a 10-acre property with lime trees in the Luberon region of France. The property’s three buildings—a 17th-century farmhouse, an 18th-century silkworm house, and a 19th-century house—span three generations of Provençal architecture. But transformed by owner Guillaume Toutain, a former art director (who once also studied architecture), the interiors are distinctly modern eclectic: “20th-century vintage Scandinavian furniture and 21st-century comfort.” “There is nothing kitschy about it,” Fabens reports. Here’s a look inside.
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