• For Sale, House, 9 Rooms, Vence

    Vence, France
  • $1,750,008 US


Combining an impressive list of qualities : Sea and village views, 3 100 m² (plus the possibility to purchase the adjoining 4 500 m² plot) of largely flat grounds, a private tennis court and a century old guest cottage, a very charming and rare property enjoying a perfectly quiet, country/residential location not far from the village of Vence. Built in local stone by the renowned architect Gisselbaek in 1965 this typically provençal style villa boasts attractive, exposed beam ceilings and antique terra-cotta floors as well as a spacious barbecue/summer dining room ideally located between the main reception and the large, heated, salt water pool. The "field" adjoining the property, very rare in this otherwise generally steep part of the world, lends itself to a wide variety of possibilities : football, pony, heliport, etc. Living area 280 m² + cottage 75 m² First impressions : The long sweeping drive leading past the very attractive guest cottage and on to the main house (with its exposed stone facade) are extremely positive. The well-weathered front door opens into a light entrance hall and a wide staircase leading down to the main receptions which are on the garden/pool level. The staircase arrives directly in the sitting- room (54 m²) with its large fireplace, a bar area (with an adjoining air-conditioned wine cellar) and French doors towards the barbeque, lawns and pool. A wide arch separates the dining-room (18 m²), adjoining which is the very convivial kitchen (18 m²) extending into a back kitchen and then a laundry room. Also at this level is the master suite (16 m²) with huge bathroom and fitted dressing-room. Returning upstairs (air-conditioned) : 3 bedrooms (12, 11 and 7 m²) one with en-suite bathroom and a small study, the other two sharing a shower-room. The guest cottage : This actually comprises two semi-detached cottages, one for guests and one for staff ; the former is part of the property, the latter is rented but on a long lease (3 main rooms / small, private garden). It comprises : On the ground floor, a living-room with fireplace and a small kitchen, upstairs is an attractive bedroom with French doors onto a small solarium. Annexes : at the far end of the tiled pool (12 m x 5 m) is a small pool-house with a bar, at a lower level is situated the tennis court (all weather), and close to the house is a double car port. The grounds are partly landscaped (principally around the house and pool) and watered thanks to a spring on the property.

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telephone: +33 4 93 32 83 40

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