A Winery Turned Guest House in the South of France
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La Maison Pujol, a chic, laid-back getaway in the Languedoc, is on our desired-destination list; read on to discover why. Several years ago, architect Philippe Phi and his wife, Veronique (both working for Fnac in Paris at the time), boxed up their belongings and left town. They headed south, where they purchased a rambling 18th century winery near Carcassonne. The design lovers renovated the property creating a five-room hotel furnished with a colorful mix of modern pieces and local vintage finds. For more information, go to La Maison Pujol . Photography by Manolo Yllera . Above: An exposed wall from the original winery; two salvaged Eames chairs add a modern note. Above: Crisp white sheets and a white-painted floor in one of the bedrooms. Above: A custom sink with reclaimed faucet (note the clever shelf above the faucet); Phi hired a local blacksmith to help him on the house. Above: Phi mixes modern pieces with vintage and salvaged finds (such as a suite of Bertoia chairs around a farmhouse table). Above: Dashes of color are provided by artwork and cheery lighting fixtures. Above: The original stone wall with reclaimed wooden floors painted white. Above: African pieces, such as the rustic stool (above R) figure in the mix.