Renowned for superb beaches, a storied and prolific tradition of contemporary art and as the home to legendary French actress Bridgette Bardot, St-Tropez is a truly iconic gem of the riviera.  The stunning transformation from a sleepy fishing village to one of the most in-demand superyacht hot spots in the Mediterranean began in the 1950s with an influx of artists of the French New Wave in cinema and the Yé-yé movement in music. Since the arrival of Bardot in 1956 to film And God Created Women, the film which would catapult her into international superstardom, St-Tropez has established itself as an eternally in vogue glitzy seaside playground for the rich and famous. A private estate with an enthralling panoramic view from a highly coveted location is the perfect home base from which to explore the opulent and thrilling Côte d’Azur lifestyle.

From its commanding position, rising high above the enchanting waters of the Côte d’Azur, this contemporary style property boasts an epic view that sweeps from the infamous bay of Canoubiers to the clear azure waters and exquisite beaches of Pampelonne and Salins. Outside the main living room through a showstopping sliding glass wall, a spacious veranda boasts a comfortably chic lounge from which to bask in the spectacular panorama.

The lines between indoor and outdoor living are blurred in the spectacular open living room. Floor-to-ceiling windows capitalize on the gorgeous natural beauty that surrounds the home and imbues the atmosphere with a lively and invigorating vibe. An effortlessly cool and contemporary interior design creates an ideal place for relaxing or entertaining friends. Unexpected points of architectural interest like this modern, breezy staircase that seemingly floats in a spiral before a window of theatrical proportions, are one of the many standout features that make this home so distinctive. Imagination and careful consideration turn what could have been a merely utilitarian part of the home into a striking piece of interior design.

Carrying the impact of oversized windows throughout the house to the bedrooms means you can begin each day greeted by the warm cheerful energy of the Mediterranean sun. Savor your morning cup of coffee with the gentle breezes of fresh sea air on the balcony. Pared down furnishings and soft neutrals in each of the 8 en-suite bedrooms take advantage of the natural light, creating a tranquil retreat that feels bright and airy. The sleek bathrooms are portraits of minimalist perfection. Oversized windows usher in an organic element to the soothing taupe and crisp white color palette. Elegant marble floors add an element of lux, creating an atmosphere of opulent serenity.

The villa is set atop a terraced hillside featuring cascading plains of meticulously manicured soft green lawns framed by a rich diversity of native foliage. Rustic stone steps lead to an enormous swimming pool outfitted with everything one could need for a day of leisurely lounging or an evening of poolside festivities. The charming pool house is outfitted with a bar, summer kitchen and its own shower and bathroom facilities.

In addition to 7,265 Sq Ft main villa and pool house, the beautifully landscaped 1.24-acre estate also includes an independent apartment for the staff. Other amenities include a wonderful hammam and a state-of-the-art fitness facility for maintaining your overall wellness from the inside-out – without having to leave the property. Life along the idyllic Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is a level of fantasy and leisure rivaled by few places in the world.

The exceptional 7-bedroom estate is currently listed via Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty and listed at $19,448,947.