A nondescript farmhouse was transformed into a gracious 18th-century-style bastide or manor house by Architects Lafourcade. The facade was given depth and symmetry by the addition of a central pediment, cornicing, arched windows and a balcony. A line of decorative tiles added as corbels recalled the Provençal tradition which denoted rank. A patina of traditional colours — pink ochre with shutters in dove grey — unified the whole. In the re-created 18th century garden, Dominique Lafourcade constructed a maze, a secret garden and fountains.