An ode to light, this remarkable architecture lies above the village of Le Beaucet in the Vaucluse. At the request of the owner with a fondness for contemporary architecture, Jean-Paul Bonnemaison has transformed a terraced embankment typical of Provence into a wall in which to live, crossed by the path taken by the sun, nuances of light and the course of time. The building's three floors are set into the cliff, offering living space of 290 sqm. in landscaped and terraced grounds of 6,000 m2. Dotted with patios, the property provides a link between earth and sky, while preserving a smooth horizontal flow of movement. The large living-room stretches from north to south, comprising the core of the living space, with an entrance door in gilded bronze to the north which magnifies the evening light. The room is crossed by the path of the sun. To the east, from morning onwards, a glass aquarium allowing for contemplation of bathers in the pool diffuses the rays of the sun refracted in the water. In immediate proximity, the minimalist kitchen area with its glass work surface is vast and highly functional ; it is completed by a utility room, and opens out to a patio with a summer kitchen, around its central olive-tree. Cosmic lyricism reigns supreme beneath this patch of sky. Pieces of glass set into the wall sketch out the Lyra constellation, offering a light-show all day long. A wine cellar, technical unit and a garage of 49 sqm. complete this first level, with a lift to the upper floor. Above the living-room, the mezzanine, traversed by the stainless steel flue of the double-flow hearth, accommodates a small sitting-room, true to the spirit of the Bauhaus. From the southern part of the central room, an industrial metal staircase painted in white leads to the private owner's space, comprised of a master suite with its bathroom, walk-in closet, communicating study, and a second bedroom with shower room. This second level conforms to the unity of style and materials of the residence. An annex to the north of the main house offers two guest-rooms with adjoining shower rooms. It is also possible to create two additional bedrooms on the lower level of this annex. The roof-terrace with its superb mirror-style pool reflecting the changing colours of the sky is a real corner of paradise. The pure design of a stainless steel bar and the elegance of the Willy Guhl loungers bask here in airy lightness, without impinging on the sumptuous scenery. One's gaze encompasses the plain of Le Comtat, the Dentelles de Montmirail, Mount Ventoux, while the residence itself, with its coat of sanded concrete in osmosis with the colour of the earth, melts into nature. The aluminium shutters, designed after the 'ultra-noirs' of artist Pierre Soulages and treated to water-jet cutting, complete the work of the architect. The entire house is fitted with a sound system to provide homogeneous background music, either classical or contemporary. At mezzanine level, to the north, the gilded bronze entrance door magnifies the evening light. On the threshold, an awning comprised of tubular solar panels for water heating serves as a sign of welcome. The building's main orientation to the south and west, its protection and insulation reinforced by being set into the hillside, the contribution made by the winter sun through the picture windows, and the building's high level of inertia, constitute the main components of an approach aiming to control energy-related expenses. In parallel, protection from the sun is provided by outdoor shutters made of aluminium and Venetian blinds indoors. Solar collectors provide heating for domestic water. The heating system couples an air/water heat-pump with low-temperature underfloor heating. Rainwater is recovered in a tank for sanitation requirements and watering the grounds. Down below the residence, a plot of building land of 2,000 sqm. offers the possibility of building a second house of 200 sqm. For fans of an architectural lifestyle, passive architecture and integration…SALE NET OF TAX POSSIBLE (1 960 000 euros Net of Tax).