Celebrating old structures and discarded buildings by turning them into elegant modern homes not only pays a tribute to the past but also offers a future that is sustainable and affordable.
As is the case with most modern homes set in such panoramic landscapes it is the extensive use of glass windows sliding doors and a smart indoor-outdoor interplay that blur the line between the scenery outside and the comfy living space indoors.
With the husband being a chef and food writer the presence of a top-notch spacious kitchen for TV productions was an absolute must while another work area next to it hides all the work-related files and serves as a connectivity center.
The grand residence opens up towards the breathtaking Bay of Saint Tropez and offers unabated views of the natural landscape. With design that is essentially simple minimal and contemporary the lavish home showcases a design response to the challenges presented by the exceptional site.
Clean straight lines a neutral color scheme and warm wooden accents create a setting that is both sophisticated and relaxing without taking away from the dramatic view on offer. The lowest level opens up to the expansive contemporary deck outdoor lounge and pool area and houses the living space kitchen and dining area.
The lot that the home occupies is situated on the upper hills of Les Issambres Cotes D’Azure and it is the unique topography of the site that determined its final silhouette and orientation. A sloping terrain forced the architects to adopt a step-like design for the luxury villa with the street façade offering complete privacy.
Building a modern home inside a protected eco-zone is a task that requires both sensitivity towards the natural bio-network that already exists and ingenious architectural solutions that will create a structure that will seem like a natural extension of the landscape.