Le Mas des Poiriers Revisited
I posted about Le Mas des Poiriers in 2017 and I’m still in awe of this property two years later. It’s currently featured on the cover and inside the March/April 2019 issue of Veranda where you read more about the 200 year old farmhouse and it’s extensive property.
Renovating and reviving the property was a dream for the owner Shauna Varvel and her family. They hired French architect Alexandre Lafourcade to connect and reconfigure the unfinished areas to the farmhouse while his mother, landscape architect Dominique Lafourcade, created new patios, gardens, arbors, and allées that look as if they have always been in place.
It was interior designer Susan Bednar Long who was tasked with the really heavy lifting of creating a comfortable family home with seven bedrooms, as well as a a guest house, that are also available to rent. Most of the rooms use quintessentially French Pierre Frey fabrics for an elevated French farmhouse feel. French homes rarely have closets so I love how the team incorporated them on either side of the beds in each room. Beds that have mattresses, duvets, pillows, sheets Four Seasons.
If you’ve ever read stories of Americans trying to renovate old homes in France, you will understand how amazing it is that Le Mas des Poiriers came together in two years with the gardens taking one more. I’m going to start saving up for a future stay right now.