Toulon, France

Inspiration Frank Lloyd Wright – SOLD

230 sqm  – design by Maurice Mazoyer – SOLD

In a quiet residential neighbourhood, this modern house of 230 sqm on two floors stands in a pine-grove of 1,635 sqm.

Designed and built in the 1970’s and renovated in 2013, this magnificent villa adheres to the modernist architectural trend. The plans were drawn up by the Mazoyer, Zubiana and Boiton firm of architects, several of whose achievements bear the 20th Century Heritage label for their remarkable architecture.

Horizontal cantilever elements made of concrete are anchored in the property’s vertical volumes, clad with stone from Le Pont du Gard. The windows look out towards nature, allowing for pleasant contemplation.

From outside, the house is marked by a strong sense of horizontality which is accentuated by wide flat roofs extending beyond the walls, except for the chimney which constitutes the only vertical feature. The rows of windows are enhanced by mashrabiya, or latticework.

The link between inside and out, so dear to modern design, is created through a play of terraces and outdoor gardens, and abundant natural light streaming into all the rooms.

The upper floor of 160 sqm is laid out around a central pivot consisting of a massive hearth made of Rognes stone masonry, around which family life revolves. A vast living-room overlooked by a dining area stands next to a large kitchen. A hallway leads to three bedrooms, each one with its adjoining marble bathroom and toilet. Three large terraces surround the first floor.

At garden level, more living space in the guise of a self-contained apartment of 70 sqm is comprised of a kitchen opening out to a living-room with hearth. A hallway leads to a bedroom with bathroom and toilet.

The villa basks in natural daylight thanks to its orientation south and south-west, its numerous picture windows opening out the indoor areas to the garden with its century-old maritime pines and a rich diversity of Mediterranean shrubs and plants.

The property’s “organic” setting recalls the architectural style of a certain Mr. Wright.

For fans of the modern trend.

Prix : 850 000 euros

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A large wooded garden and several terraces offering a sunny outlook surround the house. The garden benefits from an automatic sprinkler system fed by a well and three tanks which recuperate rainwater. A swimming pool could be built.

« Simplicity is the perfect harmony between the beautiful, the useful and the just » Frank Lloyd Wright

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