— How and when did you end up owning L’Ancienne Poste?
I did nothing with it for a number of years and at one point I said, OK, I’ve got to do something. I talked to a number of architects, who were terrified by the idea. It was a difficult project to develop. I found only one architect who seemed interested and challenged by the project, and basically, we developed it together. It took about three years to finish.”
— L’Ancienne Poste
— How would you describe the style?
— View from roof terrace
— What was your most memorable experience at L’Ancienne Poste?
— L’Ancienne Poste living area
— Do you have the chance to spend much time in the house?
I mean, renting is good. It is great when I get to cover my expenses each year and the mortgage, but there are other aspects as well. For example, this family in May came for some reunion or something. They just took all these pictures at every window, one person at each window, and they wrote lovely notes, and I was just, ‘Wow! I’m so lucky with that.’ This really very happy, or maybe majorly drug-addicted family had such a great time. They were just totally adorable; it was bizarre.”
— What is the first thing you do when you get back to L’Ancienne Poste?
What I do is, I dump my stuff and go down to the cafe just 200 metres away from the house and I have a drink, catch up with the news from people there. Because initially, I did want to make it my home I always feel a bit guilty when I just pop back every so often. So it is nice to reconnect and have a drink, go to the back of the bar and just look at this amazing view, which is the same one I have from my house. Don’t think me a heavy drinker or anything, I just like people.”