La Garde-Freinet, France
320 m2 – design by Marc Lust – living accommodation
In a commanding position offering a panoramic view of the Maures mountains, this property reflects the concept of contemporary architecture as seen by architect Marc Lust, characterized by a rigorous approach to lines and perspectives, and the use of light as a fundamental component in the creation of pure, precise living space.
Facing south-west, this remarkable feat of architecture is 4 km from the charming village of La Garde Freinet. It offers living space of 320 sq.m on two floors in pretty wooded grounds of almost 6.25 acres.
A straight line 25 metres long leads to the main entrance. On entering through a double oak door, we discover a central patio open to the sky, around which the property’s main rooms are laid out. This central patio plays host to a 200 year-old olive-tree and two water features with a cascade. The transparency of the picture windows framing the patio not only allows us to discover the living areas, but also highlights the architectural work achieved in respect of the levels of the views and the transversal axes.
High ceilings, white walls and large slab flooring in light natural stone contribute to the property’s peaceful atmosphere. The vast lounge opens out on one side to the patio, and on the other, through sliding picture windows, to the pool. The wall above the hearth also serves as a projection screen. The interior appointments are chic and refined, stark but not austere. Opening out to the dining-room, the kitchen area combines practicality with tasteful esthetics, blending well with furnishings in neighbouring rooms. Giving onto the patio, a study benefits from views of the lounge, dining-room and pool. This floor is completed by a large master suite with a view of the surrounding forest, a walk-in closet, bathroom (bathtub and shower), and two more bedrooms with shower rooms.
The garden level is comprised of a large studio with a shower room and private entrance, a large recreation room which could be transformed into two more bedrooms (already provided for) with a shower room, a gym with shower and sauna, a laundry room, and two large cellars. The property also benefits from a double garage, a helipad and a double well.
A series of terraces on different levels connects the house to the 20 x 4 metre pool. With its solarium terrace and covered barbecue area, the pool-house completes the pool’s immediate surrounding area. The use of natural stone, teak and white gravel defines access and relaxation areas. A play of canvas awnings provides airiness and shade.
For fans of architecture and nature… Could be sold furnished (turnkey sale).
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Photos : © Mireille Roobaert
Architect Marc Lust did not content himself with simply designing this property: he also put his activity on hold for three years to build it with his own hands.
Extending the straight gangway leading to the main entrance, the length of the 20 x 4 metre lap pool further emphasizes the amplitude of the construction and its integration within surrounding nature.
Cut into round balls, the existing Mediterranean vegetation makes one think that the architectural project was not imposed on the setting, but rather that nature took it to its heart.