Seafront Côte d’Azur Estate Epitomizes Luxury

BY Phil Butler TIMEFebruary 11, 2022 PRINT

This luxurious seafront villa in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of southeastern France is a rare find, even in such an exclusive market. An outstanding estate blessed with provincial charm, it offers every convenience, unique surroundings, and uncompromising exclusivity. The massive 625-square-meter (6,727-square-foot) home has eight bedrooms, six bathrooms, and 14 lavishly designed rooms overall.

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Entering the villa, there’s an immediate sense of style, but not ostentatiousness. The house was designed to be lived in, and for entertaining. Earthy, warm, materials and provincial flair add to the sense of welcoming. (Courtesy of Carlton International)

Located on the Mediterranean Sea at Anthéor, halfway between Cannes and Saint-Tropez, the main house is enclosed by more than one acre (4,047 square meters) of sculptured grounds blended into the raw nature of the region. On the ground floor of the villa, there’s an enormous open-plan living area, a gourmet kitchen, a formal dining area, a library, a fitness suite, an indoor pool, and a bar and wine cellar.

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The use of massive wood beams, warm terracotta, and an interesting blend of the grandiose and the functional also make this property unique. (Courtesy of Carlton International)

The home’s upstairs features a stunning master suite, three additional suites, and a children’s room, each with its own en-suite bath and balcony. Also on this level are two additional patios and a secret garden space with its own shower area completely immersed in jasmine flowers. The obvious attention to detail, the welcoming sense of wonderful terracotta tiles and huge wooden beams, and a sumptuous atmosphere pervade the entire home.

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The home features many living and dining spaces, all taking advantage of the grand views and ambient light and color from outdoors. Here we see a casual dining area flowing into one of the living areas, and onto an exterior patio. (Courtesy of Carlton International)

Moving outside, there are abundant entertainment and relaxation spaces, such as a large outdoor dining terrace, a barbeque area, a wonderful outdoor pool, an outdoor shower area, secret gardens, and not one, but two private coves at the seashore. The estate also has a large garage, a separate studio, a second guest house, and a caretaker’s apartment.

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The gourmet kitchen repeats the welcoming warmth the villa exudes. The utilitarian cooking space exemplifies the country kitchen concept, and enhances the overall livability of the property. (Courtesy of Carlton International)

The climate of the Côte d’Azur is Mediterranean, of course, with hot, dry summers and mild, humid winters. The Mistral wind occurs there, but the area is often sheltered from the gusts by the Massif des Maures and the Esterel. The estate’s owners and their guests will also enjoy the 30 beautiful beaches, countless coves, and unique nature nearby. In Anthéor, 3 kilometers away, there are scores of wonderful cafes and restaurants, as well as many scenic attractions along the Corniche d’Or, one of France’s most beautiful roads.

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The home has numerous dining areas for formal dinners, as well as for al fresco dining, all of which take full advantage of the idyllic location. (Courtesy of Carlton International)

Anthéor, France
Price upon request

8 bedrooms
1+ acres

Key Features:
Uniquely situated—direct Côte d’Azur access
Exclusive privacy
Private coves, gardens, and pools

Carlton International
Email: info@carlton-group.com
+33 493 95 1111

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The villa’s bedroom suites continue the provincial motif, with elegant simplicity being the focus. Again, like most of the villa’s rooms, the sleeping spaces all enjoy easy access to the breathtaking outdoors. (Courtesy of Carlton International)
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Moving outdoors, the villa’s grounds are manicured without being sculpted. The idea was to take advantage of the region’s unique character, by blending design and materials into the landscape. (Courtesy of Carlton International)
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The outdoor pool looks out over the deep blue of the Mediterranean. On either side of the massive pool terrace there are stone footpaths leading to the two private coves, one of which features a boat launch. (Courtesy of Carlton International)
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Mimicking the red-rock hillsides of the region, the interior and exterior of the villa provide a sense of congruity and comfort, while exuding luxury. Here, we see more relaxing/entertainment areas of the property. (Courtesy of Carlton International)
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(Courtesy of Carlton International)
Phil Butler
Phil Butler is a publisher, editor, author, and analyst who is a widely cited expert on subjects from digital and social media to travel technology. He's covered the spectrum of writing assignments for The Epoch Times, The Huffington Post, Travel Daily News, HospitalityNet, and many others worldwide.
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