Those who have sailed the beautiful coasts of the infinitely fabulous French Riviera know well of a quaint harbor town gem nestled between Monaco and Nice. Named one of the five most beautiful bays in the world and with a deep harbor providing safe anchorage for large ships, Villefranche-Sur-Mer is an idyllic yachting destination.
While the ambiance is medieval, the village is decidedly cosmopolitan in its cultural offerings from terrace cafes to exquisite restaurants and artisan boutiques to museums and the renowned Villa Leopolda. After a day exploring the narrow cobblestone streets and quaint town squares, immersed in old town charm, come home to the stunning contemporary style and uncompromising comfort of this brand new luxury villa overlooking the enchanting bay.
Throughout the stylish light-filled home, you will find a delightful interplay of bold hard architectural lines and the playful cures of designer furnishings and select architectural features. Crisp white walls create a soothing framework for the epic bay views to take center stage through soaring floor-to-ceiling glass walls in the expansive 23-foot-tall great room. Gold accents, lush green plants and plush modern sofas lend pops of color for an ultra-sophisticated color palette.
Adjacent to the living room, benefitting from the same spectacular views is the chic dining area for cozy late-night dinner parties. An absolute fantasy set up for hosting, a professional kitchen is conveniently tucked away behind a sliding gold door. All the heavy culinary lifting can be done behind the scenes leaving the fully equipped show-stoppingly elegant entertaining kitchen looking pristine for final touches while enjoying the company of friends and family.
A wet bar in a gorgeous moody grey marble hosts seating for three perfect for pre-dinner cocktails and aperitifs. After dinner, grab a bottle of a fine local rosé from your large well-stocked wine cellar and make your way outside through the massive glass wall that slides open for a seamless transition to the sublime ambiance of the chic bay view backyard.
When in the south of France, luxuriating in the warm Mediterranean sun is a transcendent pleasure. From your privileged hillside perch, bask in the glorious coastal vista in perfect comfort and privacy. A perfectly landscaped back yard features two swimming pools of sparkling cerulean blue water seemingly carved directly from the smooth white stone of the spacious terrace. Lazily floating in the cool waters with your arms gently resting on the pool’s edge, take in the enthralling beauty of the picturesque bay as ships gently sail by in the distance.
An outdoor dining area is an absolutely dreamy spot to savor the setting sun with a platter of fruit and chocolate to complement a sparkly sweet bottle of Moscato d’Asti. As the night air cools, the spa invites you across the floating stepping stones and into the warm water for a peaceful soak under the stars.
A mezzanine level with views of the Mediterranean and overlooking the great room hosts one of the 5 decadent guest-rooms. A graceful spiral staircase leads to the top floor and a master suite bursting with luxurious finishings and a smashingly elegant style. With the unobstructed views over the bay, the master suite evokes the feeling of a palace on top of the world.
You also have access to an expansive private rooftop terrace is an ideal spot for enjoying your morning coffee as the bay slowly comes to life. Herringbone wood floors give warmth in contemporary yet timeless design while gold accents and luscious cranberry red velvet seating infuse the room with a distinctive flair.
The excellent design elevates a utilitarian space like the bathroom into a delightful space for pampering. Capitalizing on the master suites lofty positioning, the sleek modern master-bath is open and airy with unobstructed sea views. Similarly, the mezzanine guest suite is designed with a chic bathroom encased in walls of solid glass.
Considered use of color and opulent materials like the taupe and black marble used in a garden view guest suite gives the home a wealth of visual interest and creativity without compromising the overall minimalist aesthetic.
With intoxicating views over one of the world’s most beautiful harbors, stretching over the Cap Ferrat peninsula, phenomenal modern villa offers an epic escape for lovers of the romance and glamour of the French Riviera. In addition to 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, the 4,305 Sq Ft. villa also offers a spacious fitness studio and a hammam with a spa.
At its heart, this light-filled hillside villa is an extravagant luxury abode created to be a restful retreat, a fabulous space for entertaining and ultimately savoring the very best of southern Frances’s iconic coast. Bienvenue au paradis!
This home is currently offered by Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty at $10,957,324.