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French Cave Home

There aren’t many people who can say their homes have been 100 million years in the making. Retired teacher Henri Grevellec makes his home in an idyllic, previously-abandoned limestone quarry in the Saumur region of France. The limestone deposit, created more than 100 million years ago, was once quarried extensively for rock used to build homes in France and England.

 

Hundreds of years ago, quarry workers decided to make their homes in the caves created by their digging, called troglodytes. When Grevellec purchased the land on which he now lives, the quarry was forgotten and overgrown. Thanks to his love of stonework, he renovated the caves to make them into a breathtaking home.

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Our Paradisia project has been designed to create a harmonious balance of comfort and style. Our architects were inspired by the "Bird of Paradise", a stunning flower, whose colours symbolize the beauty of life. The simple and modern lines of Paradisia are designed to show you what living in a paradise - YOUR paradise – would be like.

 

Paradisia is located at Erimi, in an excellent newly laid-out site, with easy access to Limassol. It consists of six luxury houses with 3 or 4 bedrooms, characterized by large comfortable rooms and functional spaces. Our determination to offer only high-standard projects ensures that Paradisia Residences will be finished using not only the best materials throughout, but also a great amount of positive energy, enthusiasm, and creativity in order to maintain our promise of creating exceptional properties that will fulfil your expectations.

Grevellec’s home was once six adjacent caves inhabited by quarry workers. Now, most of them are connected via tunnels that the resident carved from the stone with his own hands. He has left many of the features just as they were when he acquired the property, such as the 400-year-old doorways. The temperature in the caves is naturally mild year-round due to the insulative property of the rock. No one describes the spectacularly unique home quite like the resident himself; the above video takes you on a tour of the property while Grevellec talks about his love of this extraordinary place.

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