French for” Beautiful Era”, Belle Epoque was a time of extraordinary art and designed, characterized by optimism, peace, prosperity and technological, scientific and cultural innovations. Rising above the prestigious neighborhood of “La Californie” in Cannes, is a spectacular architectural gem from this golden area. “Le Favorite” stands regal with commanding and inspiring panoramic views of the cote d azure as a monument to the beautiful area. Newly renovated to the highest standards of today, the estate has been carefully designed to retain the romantic grandeur of this golden age of artistic flourishing and revelry in the joie de vivre.
Ensconced by nearly an acre of immaculately designed landscaping, the grounds and multiple terraces of Le Favorite create a romantic and elegant backdrop from which to bask in the warm Mediterranean sun which graces the coastline of southeastern France over 300 days a year. From the extraordinary rooftop terrace boasting unparallel views of the bay to the charming summer kitchen and relaxing outdoor lounge, to the inviting circular pool, you will be able to enjoy the best of Cannes from the serenity and privacy of your own private enclave.
Entering the primary mansion, a tone of elegant splendor is immediately set by the grand entrance hall. High partially glazed ceilings and polished marble floors reflect the light and cheer of the sun streaming through the generously sized windows before leading into the light and airy living room.
French doors of glass open out onto one of the expansive terraces ushering in the bewitching views of the sparkling azure waters. The rich colors and textures of the extraordinary surrounding nature provide a delightfully invigorating contrast to the cool elegance and neutral palate of the posh open living room. Thoughtfully appointed with chic and at times irreverent furnishings, the villa has maintained its original architectural lines artfully balancing historical integrity with contemporary design sensibilities.
Adjacent to the living room is an elegant formal dining room waiting to host epic dinner parties that friends and family will remember for a lifetime. Carrying the understated opulence from the living room with the timeless marble flooring, glamourous chandeliers and restrained color scheme, the dramatic windows fill the room with the vibrant energy and dreamy romance of the surrounding grounds. A feast of confit de canard paired with a Bordeaux from your private cellar in such a beautiful setting offers the possibility to turn a simple meal into an extraordinary luxury.
When the sun has set and the days revelry completed, you and every member of your party will have their own sophisticated and spacious suite to retire in privacy and total comfort. Each of the five bedrooms in the main house have private ensuite bathrooms and a soothing picturesque view to savor. Vaulted ceilings, sumptuous textiles and the warmth of the wood floors create a relaxing yet regal atmosphere.
Before retiring for a night of blissfully deep slumber, spend some time pampering yourself in the AAA designed bathroom with a soak in the deep, free standing tub. The unexpected statement walls create a dramatic statement that takes the sleek modern design of the bathroom to a true wow factor.
In addition to the main house, the property includes a guest house with two ensuite bedrooms and a third one-bedroom house that could potentially be home for a caretaker. This impressive estate sits on .77 acres and comprises over 10,365 sq ft of gorgeous living space, boasting seven bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, nine partial bathrooms.
With spectacular panoramic sea views, lush green property and masterfully restored iconic architecture, this extraordinary Belle-Epoque estate is an exciting opportunity to own a home in a premium location that embodies all the romantic history and modern glamour of Cannes, the city of sun and stars. For more information contact Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty.