Carqueiranne, France

Between sky and sea – SOLD

464 sqm. – Design by Frédérique Pyra – SOLD


This exceptional architecture hosting living space of 464 sqm. is set on a sloping plot of land of 2,320 sqm. surveying the Mediterranean. It is the work of talented architect Frédérique PYRA, who developed for Rudy Ricciotti the concept of seaside villas set in one direction and semi-buried in sloping ground, facing the sea.

The best possible insertion of a building into a site has always guided her thinking and conceptual choices. Absorbing the “genius loci” or spirit of a place, understanding a site, its elevation, orientation, vegetation, and its architectural environment, in order to then reveal it through a perfectly integrated and well-adapted project is also the approach towards high environmental quality to which everyone now adheres.

The villa is set into sloping ground at the upper end of the domain of “La Californie”, benefiting from orientation facing due south on a densely wooded part of the hill with pines, oaks and arbutus trees. It enjoys a dizzy, plunging view of the bay of Carqueiranne and the Giens peninsula. The lower part of the plot is comprised of stone embankments.

In total transparency, the villa opens out to nature through picture windows, drawn by the light and panoramic view. Taking advantage of the different levels of the terrain, it is laid out on various staggered floors benefiting from several levels of terraces. The main part of the villa is treated to accessible roof terraces, partly vegetalized. A single roof slanted at 25% caps the top floor. The terraces are clad with extotic wood slatting with waterproofing, supported by vertical posts.

The choice of a single-sided roof has allowed the architect to create an extra floor and thus take full advantage of its possibilities.

The first floor of the residence is comprised of a vast living-room of 110 m², fully glazed on its southern façade and opening out to a large terrace benefiting from a mirror-style infinity pool “suspended between sky and sea”. A minimalist summer kitchen in stainless steel will take its place to the right of the pool. An open-plan kitchen with Poggenpohl equipment will also be built very naturally into the left side of the living area. This floor is completed by an indoor spa area, a winter garden, utility room, ethanol hearth and cloakroom.

The garden level is comprised of 5 bedrooms with their own bathrooms, lots of storage and fitted walk-in closets, a vast hall, a shower room, and a rest area communicating with the level with the spa, a large wine cellar, a technical room for the spa, and a laundry room. These generous volumes also open out to the garden through picture windows, prolonged by elegant wooden terraces. A wall of water will be installed beneath the pool, adding more coolness to the setting and masking the entrance to the swimming pool’s technical unit.

Rather like a lighthouse, the second floor overhangs the property and offers a stunning view. This part of the house is fully glazed to the south, east and west. It plays host to a magnificent master suite with its solarium to the right and a vegetalized roof to the left. Access to the upper part of the terrain is provided by a gangway, the architect’s signature theme. From here, the view is simply breathtaking, giving a dizzy sensation before this sumptuous decor.

A garage for six cars completes the outstanding amenities offered by this remarkable architecture undergoing completion, which will be partly hidden by natural vegetation once it is finished.
Agency fees of 4.00% inclusive of VAT included in the sale price at the expense of the buyer.

For fans of pure architecture and panoramic views…

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“Rigour, the right response, constructive truth, the use of constraints as creative supports, observance of the economic aspect of the project, discreet references and borrowed quotations, and poetry, are all arguments which nourish my work.” Frédérique Pyra


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