Stefan Karlson, Hassan Abdullah and Michel Lasserre met in the early 1990s and went on to launch an antique store (Maison Trois Garcons), a successful restaurant (Les Trois Garcons), a hot London bar (Loungelover) and an international interior design practice (L3G Designs) before they found and fell in love with Château de la Goujeonnerie in the Vendée, France in 2006. Built in 1872 by the architect Arsene Charier for the local mayor and his family, it boasted 22 rooms over three floors, its own lake and views of rolling green hills in the distance. Sadly though, it had fallen into a state of disrepair; so the trio spent five years re-plumbing, re-wiring and restoring it from top to bottom. Today, when the three are not staying to enjoy the rooms and heated pool themselves, they rent out the chateau for holidays and parties.
Photography by Paul Raeside for Vogue Living Australia