What specific architectural features does your building have ?
As is typical of early 20th century mansions in northern France, the house is built from red bricks and enhanced with white stones. The building is an impressive one with stunning, high ceilings up to the second floor and large windows that light up the three living rooms on the ground floor. One of these living rooms serves as a conservatory that overlooks the 'jardin de curé' that is nestled between the house and a chapel with a thousand-year-old history. From the entrance, a wide, elegant staircase leads to the rooms. We were sure to preserve the original wooden flooring and parquet floors when renovating the property, as wells as the chimneys in each room, though they are no longer functional. We have, however, replaced the windows with identical double-glazed ones. We were also sure to install new bathrooms that are in-keeping with with the modern style of the bedrooms.
Places you would personally recommend
Our neighbourhood is lucky enough to have several good restaurants, including two Italian ones. Another that serves traditional French food was recently opened by a candidate from the 2015 season of Top Chef - the cuisine as So Lange is delicious and different each day. In good weather it is nice to walk or cycle along the banks of the Deûle to the citadel of Lille. The queen of all citadels, as Vauban so named it, should not let our guests forget that the Notre Dame de Réconciliation chapel is right on our doorstep, and as members of the association of friends we have the privilege of permanent access.