The upgrade to our downstairs living space has progressed both at speed and with style with the local carpenter Marco Adler. Marco has installed 5 new large double glazed windows and added a well lid
The 2 windows in the kitchen have traditional external blinds and will allow coolness in the heat of summer and warmth in winter where before this room was uncomfortable when extremes of temperature occurred. The three dining/lounge windows are also double glazed with internal hinged shutters and will mostly allow greater warmth in the winter (and much less condensation) while in the peak of summer will help keep the room cool.
The well lid looks both elegant and has the dual purpose of allowing the space to be used as a shelf while also helping keep the coolness from the cisterna from coming into the dining room in winter.
Frances and Barry Copping bought Xalet Pigall in 2015. They are working towards resilience and self-sufficiency.