This new villa has an exceptionally beautiful setting on the border of the Mediterranean Sea. The new villa is set further back on the property both for privacy and to maximize space on the sea-side. Municipal officials in the French Riviera assiduously protect what they see as their endangered patrimony; because of this they required that all existing trees be protected or transplanted on site. Several new Aleppo Pines were added to screen the new villa from the sea and air. Over twenty ancient olive trees will be transplanted on site; two large pines will be protected and built around. (With Robert A.M. Stern Architects)
Rendering of the West Façade.
Rendering of the East Façade. A lap pool and large lawn with a terrace and lush plantings create an elegant setting for family life as well as for entertaining.
South elevation showing intense tree screening mandated by local authorities.
The approach driveway is lined with dense and carefully pruned Thuja hedges. (Photo credit: Peter Aaron/OTTO for Robert A.M. Stern Architects)
The driveway passes between two garage buildings. (Photo credit: Peter Aaron/OTTO for Robert A.M. Stern Architects)
The entry façade showing some of the ancient olive trees that were replanted as a condition of approval by local authorities, as well as other colorful Mediterranean plantings and existing Aleppo Pines in the background. (Photo credit: Peter Aaron/OTTO for Robert A.M. Stern Architects)
An intimate side garden looking west back toward the Provencal hills.
Intimate side garden with clipped Myrtle topiaries looking east toward the Mediterranean.
View from a second-story balcony across the terrace, lawn, and pool, to sweeping views of the Mediterranean Sea and Provencal mountains beyond. (Photo credit: Peter Aaron/OTTO for Robert A.M. Stern Architects)
View from the eastern end of the pool looking back toward the villa. (Photo credit: Peter Aaron/OTTO for Robert A.M. Stern Architects)
View along the pool from under the pergola on its western end.
An awning-covered pergola provides a colorful, shaded space for outdoor dining and views across the pool to the Mediterranean Sea. (Photo credit: Peter Aaron/OTTO for Robert A.M. Stern Architects)