HOW IT ALL BEGAN...
We saw the palace in Kamieniec for the first time in 2007. At the time it made a gloomy impression on us. We thought that only a madman would buy and renovate it. Two years later and we were the madmen, but we never regretted our decision.
The palace was in a terrible condition. Dilapidated from the outside, overgrown with weeds. The windows were broken and patched up with boards, while some were walled up. The roof was covered in bituminous tiling. It was ugly, but in good enough condition so that it protected the building from being completely flooded with rainwater.
The interiors were in a miserable condition. Each room contained tonnes of rubbish: bottles, rags, broken furniture and rubble from installations that had been ripped out. The walls were covered in graffiti and vulgarities.
Kamieniec Palace was a sad and scary place.