Pictures Helen Cathcart
Owned and renovated in 2019 by English couple Katie and Oli Lyons who live in Nice, this 16th century five storey townhouse was completely gutted to make three suites and a beautiful communal area for cooking and dining. Katie and Oli also own the historic house next door which they renovated in 2016 and had once belonged to famous french poet Jacques Prevert. When Number 5 came up for sale they sold their flat in London to buy it and took the risk to embark upon this ambitious project after Katie had just given birth to their second child. Katie is entirely self taught in interiors and even designed some of her own furniture for this project.