Stig Larsen, Architect

Le Chateau d’Eau

Cousteilles Hautes, Montclera, FR,

A modernist-inspired bio-climatic home by Danish architect Stig Larsen in collaboration with designer of eco-homes and gardens, Peter Beglan, commanding exceptional views across miles of unspoiled rolling hills, medieval châteaux, farms and villages on the Lot/Dordogne borders. A timber-frame with larch cladding, the house is set in beautiful landscaped gardens of 0.5 acres, backed by a 2.5 acre woodland with planning consents. A light-filled home to excite and inspire. Main residence offers 1830 sq ft, with the airy open-plan living space leading onto long deck, rainwater-fed infinity pool and natural pond. High-quality floor-to-ceiling doors/windows open onto terraces and garden all around; bespoke interior doors throughout. In addition to ample garage space, a separate building houses workshop and studio. A circular stone tower 23ft high, containing bedroom 3 (with ensuite) completing the ensemble. Built in 2013 using eco-friendly design ideas and high-energy-efficient materials - with heat pump; natural insulation; VMC; limecrete flooring; non-toxic paints/finishes; rainwater harvesting; solar hot water. Recent ratings: high HERs/low emissions. An area of outstanding natural beauty with medieval chateaux; World Heritage prehistoric sites; renowned vineyards; picturesque villages. Rural, yet minutes from a popular village with all amenities and market, and easy access to international airports.

  • status: Active
  • € 765,000
  • bedrooms: 3
  • baths: 3
  • garage: 3
  • area: 1830 sq. ft.
  • Swimming Pool: Y

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