Sean Connery’s most stunning home, a Belle Époque mansion in the South of France, was put up for sale via JamesEdition.com in June 2020.
Reportedly the best James Bond of all time, the actor also is renowned for his impressive real estate portfolio. While not as extensive as that of a wealthy investor, every property included is a gem. Sean Connery owns a home in the Bahamas, a gorgeous guest house in Florida, a charming, pueblo-style villa in Marbella, an apartment in London, and a townhouse in New York.
Let’s take a closer look at the property in Nice that often is compared with the set decorations of the James Bond movies.
Sean Connery’s house in Nice: location, location
The former home of Sean Connery is located in the prestigious area of Cap de Nice; and, with the price of US$34,000,000, it is the most expensive real estate in Nice as of today.
The house is nestled on picturesque cliffs and surrounded by 5,000 sq. m (53,820 sq. ft.) of the newly renovated, terraced gardens running down to the sea. With an advantageous, prime positioning on the cape, it enjoys elevated views over the Port de Nice, architecturally striking homes, and historic, castle-style villas in exclusive neighborhoods.
Although the precise address of the villa remains unknown, we can safely assume that it’s one of the first properties in Cap de Nice along the way from the port.
Tour Sean Connery’s home
The Belle Époque villa features an indoor swimming pool with a sea view and an outdoor, saltwater swimming pool. A couple of tiny, secluded sunbathing and relaxing areas are designed to complement the landscape.
The 1,000 sq. m (10,764 sq. ft.), 4-bedroom property boasts impressive proportions that are immediately apparent as you enter the principal salon with its floor to ceiling windows and panoramic views over the coastline.
A lift accesses all four floors of the villa. Each floor hosts a bedroom suite, while the master bedroom with its accompanying facilities occupies the entire top level of the house.
Of course, there are numerous other beautifully-designed living spaces including a family “snug” room, a home office with a fitted kitchenette, a spacious dining room opening onto the terrace, a gym and wine cellar, dressing rooms and walk-in wardrobes, bathroom suites, and spa with a hammam.
The villa’s roof, accessed via spiral staircase, provides a large, open-air entertaining area with incredible views. Two guest villas sit on the periphery of the grounds, each with two ensuite bedrooms, living rooms, and their own terraces.
The property exudes an unmistakable Cote d’Azur vibe with its abundant stonewalling, Mediterranean plants, and shrubbery gently sloping to the coastal road by the seafront.
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Homes next door to Sean Connery’s houses worldwide
For those searching for a second home on the French Riviera, we offer a few other affordable properties located in Cap de Nice. Among them, a “modest” $1-million residence, an $8-million family home, and an apartment situated in the historic Palace Maeterlinck.
Sean Connery’s guest house in Florida is situated on exclusive Palm Island, Miami Beach.
The Scotland-born actor often has been rumored to own property in Edinburgh, as well as homes in Porto Heli, Greece (Reportedly, one of his most recent acquisitions was there.); Sarasota, FL, USA; and Jamaica (where Dr. No was filmed). That said, there is no concrete evidence of Connery’s ownership in open sources.