Yahoo!7 | Australian family share incredible restoration photos of their French chateau

An Australian family who took on the once in a lifetime task of restoring an old Château in the south of France have delighted their followers online, sharing images of their progress. Chateau de Gudanes, which has been described as "heavenly" by some social media users, was built in the mid 1700s and is located in the small village of Chateau-Verdun...

Architectural Digest | Why This French Château Is Worthy of Its Own Instagram Account

Architectural Digest | Why This French Château Is Worthy of Its Own Instagram Account

Dating from the reign of Louis XIV, the Château de Gudanes, a Class 1 Historic Monument, was discovered in crumbling disrepair in 2013 by an Australian couple, Craig and Karina Waters, who fell in love with the property and began a painstaking revitalization...

Bob Vila | Historic Homes & More > The Resurrection of a Gloriously Derelict Castle in France The Resurrection of a Gloriously Derelict Castle in France

Bob Vila | Historic Homes & More > The Resurrection of a Gloriously Derelict Castle in France The Resurrection of a Gloriously Derelict Castle in France

The Resurrection of a Gloriously Derelict Castle in France - Five years ago, Karina and Craig Waters—a tax accountant and a urologist, respectively, in Perth, Australia—began looking for a vacation home in the south of France. Karina says she envisioned “a small farmhouse,” the sort of simple, “shabby-chic” cottage so often invoked in fantasies of French countryside living.

Upworthy | This castle is something to behold, but its renovation is so much more than merely beautiful.

Upworthy | This castle is something to behold, but its renovation is so much more than merely beautiful.

This chateau was designed by Ange-Jacques Gabriel, the same architect who designed Marie Antoinette's personal mini-chateau, the Petit Trianon, and parts of Place de la Concorde in Paris. Beautiful, right?