Posts Tagged: restoration

Chateau Gudanes, South of France

In November 2013 an Australian couple purchased Chateau de Gudanes, an 18th Century chateau in the tiny village of Chateau Verdun, in the south of France.  Located in Ariege, in a valley in the Midi Pyrenees between Les Cabannes and Chateau Verdun, the chateau, listed as a Class 1 Historic Monument.  It was designed by famed Parisian architect […]

Primus Hotel, Sydney

The former Sydney Water building in Pitt Street has reopened as Primus, a five star hotel.      The heritage listed Art Deco building, built in 1939, was designed by Nicholas Mackey and Henry Budden – who also designed the David Jones Elizabeth Street building- and was one of the last buildings completed before the […]

Hotel Casa Colombo, Sri Lanka

The highlight of MHM’s recent stay to Sri Lanka was the very quirky Casa Colombo Hotel.     This 200-year-old Moorish mansion, originally built by a wealthy Indian trading family, has been carefully restored as a stunning 12-room boutique hotel. It is centrally located down a private cul de sac in Colombo 4, so escaping […]