A little eye candy for the end of the day. Earlier we wrote about barn conversions; now we're looking at another type of renovation. This 11th century rectory in the French village of Les Taillades has been preserved and updated over the years...
We can't remember how we originally found the house online, but we've had it bookmarked for months now, returning to it whenever we want to take a little virtual vacation.
The village surrounding the rectory is home to about 2,000 people, and the house is located at the end of an ancient road that ascends a hill above the village.
The house has obviously been outfitted with modern appliances and electricity. The neutral furnishings and mix of traditional styles compliment the weathered, storied character of the home.
The adjoining Romanesque Chapelle Sainte-Luce is a local historic landmark, and the property overlooks Luberon National Park.
It looks like the rectory may be currently used as a bed and breakfast, though it's difficult to tell from the information provided on the site. For more information and photos, visit Le Presbetyre Sainte Luce.