A lesson in architecture in Aix-en-Provence

This new 5,382 sq ft villa is unlike any other. Why, you ask? Because it is the fruit of its owner’s vision, for whom nothing was too bold when it came to architecture. An avant-garde manifesto that will leave you speechless on this SoBARNES private viewing.

For François Le Troquer, director of BARNES Pays d’Aix Alpilles Luberon, exceptional properties, whether new or old, are all part of the daily routine. So needless to say, it takes a lot to truly amaze him. But he is filled with awe for this villa for sale in Aix-en-Provence: “It is unique, whether in terms of the suspended pool with its glass walls, its efficient yet invisible technology, or its openings”, explains this aesthete. “When mineral and vegetable matter come together in this way, we can no longer talk about a house, but rather an architectural masterpiece.” That’s right, we are entering a realm of the extraordinary:

Its owner, a photography fanatic, wanted each room, each space, each view to reflect a graphic statement. The result is truly spectacular. Built over three floors, this light-filled white concrete construction spanning 30m by 30m (98ft x 98ft) can easily sleep 18 in its 5 suites and its amazing children’s dorm. In keeping with the theme, the 6 bathrooms are covered in white marble. And to push the concept to the extreme, the furniture and arrangements have all been made-to-measure in bleached oak. The astonishing sense of serenity that emanates from the property can be enjoyed both full-time as a permanent residence or part-time as a holiday home.

The villa has been constantly enhanced and reworked since its construction”, adds François Le Troquer. “Which is why we consider it to be new. It is also equipped with the latest technology in terms of sustainable development, meaning very modest energy consumption and charges.”

We love so many of its features, particularly the option to light a fire in the hearth set in the floor of the main lounge. And the suspended glass and stainless steel staircase leading upstairs. Or the master suite overlooking the pool. Speaking of which, have you ever seen one more striking?

The 1.7 acres of parkland with their heath and hundred-year-old olive trees are the perfect contrast to the villa’s minimalism. And the crème de la crème - on the other side of the gate you’ll find yourself on the fairway of the 13th hole of one of the most renowned golf courses in Aix-en-Provence.

Everything has been designed so that you spend your time in the main lounge and on its terrace overlooking the pool, with the golf course in the background”, explains François Le Troquer. “The property radiates life both day and night, in the ever changing light.” And we’ll let you in on a little secret, potential buyers will be entitled to two viewings. One in the daytime and the other in the evening. How we envy them...

This gem is listed for sale by BARNES Pays d’Aix Alpilles Luberon for €8.9 million.

laurent@sobarnes.com

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BARNES Pays d’Aix Alpilles Luberon - 1, rue du 4-Septembre, 13100 Aix-en-Provence - FRANCE

Barnes-provence-littoral.com - +33 (0)4 42 53 54 55

 

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