Saint Paul de Vence
Enjoying panoramic and dominating views of the sea, the village and the Estérel hills, as well as a first class location in a private domaine, a unique and truly remarkable, property. The architect has incorporated numerous antique features such as a Flamboyant Gothic fireplace and flag-stone flooring recuperated from Macon Abbay. The outside walls are in the style of stone cutting from the remarkable CVIth Saint Michel chapel in Coursegoules . Other appreciable appointments and features include a lift, an interior pool with Moroccan hammam, Carrare marble bathrooms, a C17th fountain, and a state of the art security system. Total living area : 490 sqm
An imposing set of beautifully crafted, wrought iron gates open to a long and elegant, stone-paved drive leading up through lush gardens to the property. Stone stars then invite the visitor to the porch and main entrance.
Main house (298 sqm) : The handsome front door opens almost directly into an attractive, first sitting room / library (32 sqm), the first of 3 main rooms all opening onto the huge terrace and enjoying the unique views to the coast. In the center of this main, south-facing façade is a very comfortable living room (60 sqm) with its a huge bay window that disappears completely into the floor and monumental fireplace. Then comes the large and fully fitted kitchen (22 sqm) with a La Cornue cooking range. Also at this level is an attractive study.
Upstairs : Spacious master suite with private solarium and a luxurious Portuguese marble bathroom, Bedroom suite II (24 sqm) again with solarium and beautiful, marble bathroom.
Garden level : the originally built 2 bedrooms at this level have since been modified and are now used as a gym / danse studio and an equipped dressing room. Bathroom, machinery / storage-room.
Guest house (192 sqm) : This very charming mazet comprises : on the ground floor : a living room (28 sqm) with an antique fireplace and an adjoining, semi-open-plan kitchenette. Upstairs : one large bedroom (21 sqm) with a high, beamed ceiling and an en-suite bathroom. Adjoining the guest house is the fabulous, indoor pool, the room measures 12 x 9 m, full-width French windows south, a Moroccan hammam and a shower-room.
Linking the two houses is a huge, covered terrace / summer reception. Garage for 4 cars. Cellar (used for home-produced olive oil). Wine cellar. Gardener's cabin (in stone). Beautiful, landscaped grounds of 5 250 sqm surround the property and comprise in particular several dozen majestic olive trees together with an orange grove on terraces. The pool area is particularly spectacular with its crafted stone arches.
Le Figaro Properties reference : 19719715