We are Australian and purchased the property in 2006. It had a roof and walls but all else was in very poor repair. We employed a local Architect and a local building company and proceeded to restore the house. We kept the exterior look of the house much as it would have been when built 500 years ago. The interior, we brought up to today's standards and made modern and comfortable. Repairs and re-modelling were completed in 2009 and the house has been used by family and friends since then.