Much more than a classic aesthetic and technical commission, it was also necessary to share the values of the clients, to give meaning to what is much more than a renovation, a rebirth of an uninhabited eighteenth-century building.
The first task was to understand the existing building, the château, its 300-year history, the heritage, the materials, the stone, the surrounding nature and the vineyard trades.
Just a stone's throw from the village of Saint-Émilion, Château de Ferrand stands on a promontory overlooking the Dordogne valley. Built in the late 18th century by a Bordeaux hobgoblin with connections to the Sun King's court, the property remained in the Marquis de Mons family for three hundred years until the arrival of Baron Bich, a visionary industrialist who acquired the estate in 1978. Only two families have succeeded each other in just over three hundred years.