A belle époque masterpiece with breathtaking views – you could only be in the yacht, stars and style heart of Cannes. Crafted in the heart of the highly prestigious La Californie area, this seven bed, five bath home is a vision of all things French and fanciful.
The white whipped wonder of the exterior holds notes of romance and wouldn’t look out of place with Scarlet O Hara or some whimsical heroine hurrying down the sweeping steps that lead up the oversized glass front door. Studded with arched windows and a long tailing terrace with a decorative trim, when the sunlight catches this home you find yourself as dazzled as though snapped by a thousand paparazzi bulbs at the Cannes Film Festival.
Occupying a landscaped park that sprawls out over 3000 square meters, it’s the perfect place for croquet afternoons, sunbathing on the two elegant terraces, or soaking in one of the two swimming pools – one of which you could easily transform into a jacuzzi for starlit champagne evenings if you so wished.
Three fabulous buildings make up the prowess of Prosperous House. The main house itself invites you into a soaring entrance hall, where a partially glazed ceiling lets in a golden glow, tempered by the cool marble floor beneath your feet.
Moving through to the lounge space and the ivory tones are set off beautifully by the overarching windows with white curtains billowing in the gentle sea breeze. A grand piano in one corner and sink down sofas scattered across the space invites easy evenings after shopping on La Croisette.
The lounge space breezily opens up into the open plan dining room, where chandeliers stud the ceiling above the beautifully tapered pale table. A second living room can also be found on the ground floor, along with the large and well stocked kitchen and deep wine cellar for curating a dream collection of Bordeaux’s best bottles.
Bedrooms are superbly spacious, with dark wood floors and whimsical tall windows offering prized ocean views.
Bathrooms too, are a vision of colored marble, round sink down tubs, walk in thundering rainfall showers and great tall panes of sparkling glass.
The roof terrace is yet another extraordinary feature, delivering majestic views across the bay and lounge space for baking in the sun.
A separate guesthouse brings to life the idea of extended family and friend stays, particularly for those who like to retain their independence. With a well dressed living room, kitchen and two further bedrooms – hosting has never been so seamlessly easy.
Finally, a third house hosts a well-equipped gym on the ground floor and a studio space on the second.
This side of Cannes is highly coveted, often going by the whispered name of Millionaire Hill. Scattered throughout this lavish estate you will find some of the finest properties in the whole of the French Riviera. The balmy bright bay, champagne studded bars, and boutique adventures of La Croisette can be found only a few minutes from your own majestic front door. The price is upon request and more information is available through Sotheby’s International Realty.