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This property on the highly sought-after domain of Les Parcs de St-Tropez, east of the commune of Saint-Tropez, is the work of renowned British designer John Pawson. Vicenza stone, solid elm and black granite follow a rigorous score, conducted with precision by this Master of minimalist architecture. The interior decoration, simple and refined, is signed by his wife, Catherine Pawson. Laid out on terraced embankments with parasol pines, cork oaks, vines and lavender, the property on 18,820 sq. metres of land is comprised of the main house of 533 sq. metres and a guest house of 447.30 sq. metres. The houses are axially aligned to the west, offering panoramic views of the bay of Les Canebiers, the Gulf of Saint Tropez and its Citadel. Based on simple geometry, cubes with shallow tilted roof planes, the architecture borrows inspiration from traditional vernacular forms in the South of France. The main house is comprised of a dining-room and lounge with a black granite hearth, a study with bookcases, a fitted Gaggenau kitchen with a black granite work surface, three suites with bathrooms and walk-in closets, and a staff bedroom. In the basement, one finds a movie lounge and a reception room with a bar. A 20-metre mirror-style pool built of black granite and an outdoor kitchen complete the main residence. The guest house also offers a dining-room and lounge with granite hearth, a fitted Gaggenau kitchen and three suites with adjoining bathrooms on the ground floor. On the upper floor, a fourth suite with a bathroom and a lounge with a hearth overlooking the living area, providing it with double volume. A gym and a garage complete the amenities offered by this second house. With the aim of continuity, a 20-metre mirror-style pool built of black granite, identical to that of the main residence, has taken its place on the level occupied by the guest house, a principle of repetition dear to John Pawson. This architectural achievement is accompanied by appointments of rare quality: raw and noble materials (Vicenza stone, black granite, solid elm, aluminium, glass and local stone), streamlined finishes, made-to-measure fixtures and fittings (frames, handles, 'Vola' faucets, switches, sinks made from excavated blocks of Vicenza stone), all making this property a corner of paradise and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful properties in the South of France. Here, simplicity and perfection are the key words. On the technical side, the pool water is treated with oxygen and benefits from an Inner heating system. The houses are heated by means of a fluid air heat pump. The heating and air-conditioning systems are installed beneath the floors, using radiant panels. Both houses are also fitted with dehumidification systems, anti-legionella water treatment systems, and recirculation systems for hot water. The indoor and outdoor lighting system is signed 'Viabizzuno', while the elecricity system bears the 'Lutron' label. Both houses are fitted with 'Ergo' home automation control systems. The movie lounge is equipped with a 3D 'Kaleidescape' home cinema system. The property has an alarm system covering three zones, as well as flood, fire and gas leak alarms which are all connected to the general alarm system. The property also benefits from a self-contained studio and a plot of building land of 5,375 m² on which a house of 466 m² could be built. Complex architecture behind apparently simple surfaces, creating a coherent ensemble of volumes, surfaces and proportions. Attention to detail is visible everywhere: perfect junctions, the simplicity of the geometry, a subtle play on repetition, the importance given to natural light and the ritual followed by the living areas all make this a particularly successful work of architecture. Extraordinary architecture for an extraordinary owner…
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Tax-inclusive fees at the charge of the buyer, 5.0% of the price of the property