Château du Sailhant

Including the Octagon House, Joseph Pell Lombardi is the owner of five homes. This beautiful book (French & English text) includes the story of the professional conservation of Château du Sailhant and a fascinating autobiography of Lombardi, his diverse fifty-year career and his five unique-to-the-world homes. Through a collection of extraordinary imagery and an extensively researched history, Lombardi provides a first-time glimpse, from the dawn of time to the present, into enchanted Château du Sailhant and its magical site in the volcanic mountains of the Auvergne. Being a mysterious medieval stronghold, Sailhant is not only physically compelling, it witnessed a wealth of history – now shrouded in the mists of superstition and legend.This beautiful book (French & English text) includes the story of the professional conservation of Sailhant and a autobiography of Joseph Pell Lombardi, his diverse fifty-year career and his five homes.

The book will appeal to all including:

  • Preservationists, architects & historians.

  • Owners of vintage homes interested in the decision process of a conservation architect.

  • Anyone considering owning & conserving a home in another country.

  • Those interested in the Auvergne, one of lesser known regions of France.

  • Those interested in a good story.