La Garde-Freinet, France

Into the wild – SOLD

245 sqm. – Design by Maurice Sauzet – SOLD

Harmoniously integrated into nature, this contemporary villa is the work of the renowned architect Maurice Sauzet. At the heart of the wooded hillsides of Les Maures, between the valley of L’Argens and the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, this property in an elevated position faces the village of La Garde Freinet. It is a good illustration of the architect’s characteristic codes, real continuity between indoors and out, offering nature as its backcloth. This approach to architecture is the fruit of a delightful blend of diverse influences: Japanese, vernacular and philosophic. The house delicately conforms to the natural lay of the land, in grounds of 2,500 sqm. The villa is built on two floors, the second overlooked by a mezzanine. On the ground floor, the entrance opens out to the living rooms: a lounge with hearth, a dining area and open-plan kitchen, all opening outside through a perfect frame, further emphasizing the effect of depth. A picture window 17 metres long offers a panoramic view of the plain of Les Maures. The ground floor is completed by the master bedroom with its walk-in closet, shower room and a terrace with a private garden. A staircase leads to the garden level, comprised of three bedrooms with their own shower rooms and terraces, submerged in vegetation. The views veiled by bamboo and wisteria preserve the intimcy of showers opening outside, an application of the principle of seeing without being seen. In addition to its remarkable architecture, the house offers noble materials. Marble floors and double glazing mounted on aluminium frames. As for technical appointments, the house benefits from geothermal underfloor heating, a water softener, a centralized vacuum system, an automatic sprinkler system and a heated swimming pool. A large cellar, garage and car-port complete the property’s amenities.

A home offering poetic architecture, for fans of nature and tranquillity.

Prix : 1 160 000 euros

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“Though built on two floors, only the ground floor appears in the scenery, with the garden level dedicated to the bedrooms being assimilated into the lower structure.” Maurice Sauzet – Poétique de l’architecture – Younès Chris

“A different kind of architecture… Maurice Sauzet

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