Ensconced in the lush greenery of a sun-drenched hill in the heart of La Croix-des-Gardes sits an elegantly modern villa serving up fabulous style, exceptional comfort and captivating 360-degree views over the picturesque sea and mountains of southern France’s most glamourous city – Cannes.  Though tucked away in one of the most prestigious and quiet neighborhoods in the Cote d’Azur, the villa is ideally located just five minutes from the palm tree-lined Promenade de la Croisette. The iconic Croisette runs between the beautiful beaches and a parade of swanky boutiques, bustling cafes and architecturally stunning hotels.

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Inside is a portrait of warm sophistication with contemporary furnishings and elegant finishes. In the heart of the house is an open-living plan with spacious and distinctive areas for socializing, relaxing and dining. Massive glass walls that seemingly disappear keep the space light and airy by ensuring plenty of glorious sunshine and unobstructed views. Whether curled up on the chaise lounge with a good book or sitting down to a feast of local delicacies, you will be enjoying the inspiring sea view in all its breathtaking glory.

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If you appreciate the sleek style and calming uncluttered visuals of a minimalist workspace, the ultra-modern kitchen fits the bill beautifully. While the region offers some of the finest dining France has to offer, preparing food and sharing a meal at home is among the most enjoyable and connecting daily rituals we practice. A great kitchen is the place where everyone inevitably congregates and spends time as a family.

With a heightened bar with stools for friends and family, you’ll find ample space to work comfortably while enjoying good company. The smooth walnut cabinets keep the very modern design warm and welcoming while a large window connects to the living room and the gorgeous view while keeping the kitchen a distinctive space.

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The master bedroom is an inspiring retreat with a soaring pitched ceiling, cozy minimalist aesthetic and a panoramic view overlooking the bay of Cannes and the Lérins Islands that will fill you with awe and gratitude each morning. French doors open out onto a veranda that is the perfect perch for enjoying your morning coffee in solitude or stealing away for a centering session of yin yoga.

The fabulous climate is one of the top reasons the south of France is such a desired destination, so naturally, you will want to spend maximum time out basking it. Sliding the glass walls open erases the lines between indoor and outdoor living. The beautifully landscaped garden looks out onto sweeping views of the Mediterranean. Lunch on the patio, drinks in the open-air lounge and warm sunny day spent splashing in the enormous Capri blue infinity pool. Stone steps lead to the lower terrace, a wide-open space carpeted in lush green grass. Together the property offers an acre of meticulously landscaped land to enjoy.

Overlooking the bay of Cannes and the Lérins Islands this gorgeous villa offers 5,274 sqft of modern sophistication including eight bedrooms and eight full bathrooms, a library and spacious terraces and balconies. In addition to the infinity pool in the idyllic garden, the property includes a generous three-car garage – a must in this town. Cannes will forever remain among the top destinations for the globetrotting glitterati and sun-loving Francophiles thanks to a sublime climate, iconic cultural events and some of the most dazzling natural beauty of thein the Mediterranean region, making it the perfect place to own a luxury home.

This property is currently on the market for $11,735,777. Contact Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty to schedule a private viewing to experience this extraordinary home for yourself.