Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

Ozone Loft – VENDU

565 sqm  – design by Bernadette Jacques

This loft came into being from the transformation of an early 19th-C. ozone water treatment plant by a passionate owner and interior architect Bernadette Jacques. The old industrial freestone building with metal rafters and arched windows has undergone a total metamorphosis, becoming a unique home in which design rubs shoulders with machines well over a century old. Its rehabilitation is a sheer marvel, combining design, technology, exceptional materials, dizzying volumes, collectors’ items, tons of machinery, and a panoramic view of Cap Ferrat and the bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer.
A heated pool edged by a lovely olive-tree and surrounded by vegetation precedes one’s arrival in this property. Right from the entrance hall, one is greeted by the waterwork’s gigantic machines. They are located in a former hall with impressive volumes, converted into a dining-room, lounge and kitchen, opening out through French windows to a terrace with a heated spa for 10 guests and an open-air relaxation area overlooking the seafront. Its size, equipment and materials are simply amazing, a main room of 300 sqm, an entrance feature 20 metres long, a ceiling rising to 14 metres at its highest point, industrial metal frames with reinforced glass 31 mm thick, professional surveillance cameras, a professional laundry room, a terrace made of padauk wood, a stainless steel dining-table weighing 600 kg, a made-to-measure kitchen designed by ECHR, kitchen-maker for the greatest star-rated chefs (Alain Ducasse, Anne-Sophie Pic, Arnaud Donckele, Joël Robuchon, Gérald Passédat, Didier Anies…), 40 built-in speakers in the various areas comprising the loft, McIntosh Laboratory audio equipment made in New York, Wilson Alexandra speakers, Clestron home automation…
A master suite with walk-in closet and two bedrooms with top-quality bathrooms of the purest design occupy the lower level, in the former water tanks. A self-contained studio of 65 sqm completes the property.
Entrusted to the finest specialists and craftsmen, the renovation of the former industrial building and its restructuring have been treated to the most lavish care: the hall 9 metres high, the metal rafterwork and machines were retained and restored, as were the brick and stone frontages which retrieved their colours, thanks to the expertise of master-craftsmen. This meticulous renovation work is accompanied by appointments of rare quality: noble and raw materials (concrete, steel, stone and glass), finishing touches worthy of silversmiths, customized fixtures and fittings (joinery, door handles, faucets), a lap pool and spa with panoramic views, all making this property a corner of paradise and undoubtedly one of the world’s most fabulous lofts. This masterpiece is the result of 16 years of uncompromising work in which the keyword was “Perfection”. No place for improvisation, no constraints in terms of time, simply the obligation to obtain a “perfect” result.
An extraordinary home for an exceptional owner. Ideal for a collector or a foundation of contemporary art.

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