Back in July 2011, the house-proud West Coast-based couple decided they wanted an East Coast vacation getaway and quietly paid $925,000 for a thickly wood and an exceptionally secluded parcel of almost acres in the Noyac area near Sag Harbor in the Hamptons. Their intention was to custom build a large main residence and convert an existing, hand-built cabin to a guest cottage but, after they bought and embarked on a major renovation of their Malibu home, plans for the main house were scuttled and the existing hand-built cabin was radically revamped into a seriously sophisticated but still comfortable and cozily homey contemporary take on a classic barn that was recently featured and fawned over on the Architectural Digest website.
There is at the present time no management plan sensu stricto for the walls in operation in Lugo: work is continuing on the basis of the 1992 plan. Nor is there a technical unit specifically responsible for the conservation and restoration of the walls. It is against this background that serious consideration is being given to the creation of an independent foundation, under royal patronage and with representatives from government, academic, voluntary, and business institutions, to work with the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage of Galicia. The work plan of this body would include the development and implementation of integrated conservation, restoration, and maintenance programmes.