Once upon a time, this lovely little rural home used to be a country school. If you look closely, you’ll see the RF sign that stands for République Française. Half of the building was the one and only classroom and the other was the teacher’s quarters. Before the conversion, the house was in a horrible state : it had been squatted for months and was about to fall apart because of subsidence. … Read More
France is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It is no surprise that hundreds and thousands expats come flocking to this gorgeous country with the dream of having their own “chez-soi”. Many property owners in France like to make a few changes, build a pool or have a total makeover. In this article you will find out why it is important to file for planning permission and what to do. … Read More
Yawn… for some, insurance policies are the most complicated things to get their heads around. We’ll it’s almost the same for us apart when we’re talking about building insurance. In this article we will try to help you understand the different insurance policies you may come across when building in France. In insurance jargon, we will be talking about the Assurance Dommages-Ouvrage policy and the Responsabilité Civile Décennale. Both of them concern real estate construction. Here are a few explanations… … Read More
At BLR International we have been fortunate enough to build and design the most incredible kitchens in luxury homes. Here’s the selection of 5 kitchen must-haves. … Read More
In 2016 we were approached by a very fortunate client who wanted to build a private spa complex for his luxury home. We were shortlisted as the architects, designers and builders of this exceptional project. In all, we managed to design, build and deliver a fully functional 500m2 private spa complex. … Read More
We built this minimalist and elegant white concrete villa in collaboration with the architect Bruno Erpicum. Bruno Erpicum (AABE) is a world famous Belgian architect who designs luxury homes around the world from Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, to the South of France. … Read More
We built this eco-house in 2010. The owners wanted to make this house feel like a tree house.
Thanks to the genius of the architect, he designed a house that simultaneously saved the hundred year-old tree. We built the house on stilts. Consequently, the tree’s roots weren’t damaged by the construction and the East-facing garden could catch the light of the setting sun. … Read More