Property at a glance:
- Location: Théoule-sur-Mer, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France
- Price: On request
- Size: 1,000 sqm, 13 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms
- Plot: 3Ha
- Key features: Couelle-style architecture, panoramic views over the sea and almost the entire Cote d’Azur
Nestled within the Esterel massif on the French Riviera, the resort town of Théoule-Sur-Mer (or just Théoule) boasts red rock inlets and calanques with captivating views of the sea, the coast and the mountains. Unlike Cannes (located just 14 km from Théoule), the town has a calm, relaxing atmosphere.
With a distinct lack of ‘tourist activities’, the area instead offers carefully curated amenities including three Michelin-starred restaurants and a couple of 5-star spas.
With average property prices of $3,000,000, one of the highest in the French Riviera, Théoule also hosts some of the most spacious and architecturally impressive villas in the area, from Pierre Cardin’s Palais Bulle to this modern masterpiece with a circular infinity pool.
However, the 13-bedroom Couelle-style mansion stands out even in this competitive landscape.
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The construction’s rounded forms and flowing lines are reminiscent of the famous “bubble house” (or “maison bulle”) concept developed in France in the 1960s.
Though not as extravagant as Palais Bulle, the property has atypical architecture with round windows, curved arcs and niches, cave-like ceilings, open floor plans and a lot of light.
If the purpose of “bubble house” architecture is to give an owner the feeling of harmonious flow and tranquility, this estate certainly steps up to the challenge. Design and architecture blend beautifully into the landscape of the Estérel mountains, while providing 1000 sqm of internal living space.
One of the biggest houses in the area, the home is positioned with one of the best views in Theoule Sur Mer: it offers 360-degree vistas of almost the entire Cote d’Azur. From a terrace or an outside pool, you can see the bay with Théoule, Mandelieu, Cannes and the Lérins Islands, the coast of Cap d’Antibes and the bay of Nice, with the Alps as a backdrop.
Due to the home’s unique construction, the panoramic views are also available from an indoor pool and from some of the rooms.
The villa has a total of 13 ensuite bedrooms, four independent apartments, and staff accommodation with three bedrooms. All the bedrooms offer their own unique design and are located in different areas of the villa, to guarantee maximum privacy.
The main living area, with an adjoining bar and office, leads onto the exceptional upper terrace that has direct access to the leisure terrace below with a pool. From the leisure terrace, you can access a spa area and an indoor gym.
The home is surrounded by landscaped gardens on 2.4 hectares that effortlessly follow both the topography of the terrain and the property’s shape. The garden offers various leisure areas, from secluded spots overlooking the sea to the grandiose reception areas overlooking the sea. The property also has its own tennis court.
Other features that can’t be spotted often include eight garages, several outdoor parking spaces, and a private petrol station.