The apartment in Cassis, or the Fisherman's House as it known in Cassis, had nothing in it to be salvaged. The plumbing, electricity, two support beams, sagging floors... had to be restored. Basically, the entire place had to be gutted. Fifteen tons of debris were carried out by hand in buckets since the stairwell was too small to maneuver anything wider than fifty five centimeters, or basically the size of my hips. Adding to the fun the Port of Cassis doesn't not allow any cars, let alone trucks on the port after eleven in the morning.
We salvaged two things:
The stone kitchen sink and the kitchen door.
The top part of the kitchen door was a window so we used the kitchen door window in the bathroom to add some light. The kitchen sink we are using as a bathroom sink (Talk about repurposing!).
Renee, the young amazingly talented artisan is also a stone cutter. He hauled up two incredible pieces of stone that he carved to use to hold up the sink. The above photo shows them in place. The stone hasn't been clean and the floor has yet to be tiled but I wanted to show you a photo before the work begins.
...to be continued.