Mas des Rouges-Gorges is a modern country house on the edge of Eygalières, a medieval village at the heart of the Alpilles Natural Regional Park. The Villa draw its inspiration from the traditional limestone architecture of Eygalières. The monolithic building has a façade of large stone blocks which merges seamlessly with a roof laid in stone slabs. The few, symmetrically positioned window openings emphasize its linear character and pure, elegant architecture. But the centre-piece of this 250 square meter house is the double-height living room and complete with broad windows overlooking the garden. The kitchen and one of the bedrooms are positioned at either end of the building’s front. And two additional bedrooms can be found on the upper floor, connected by a corridor with a glass balustrade. Peace and privacy are guaranteed, as the house is surrounded by one hectare of Mediterranean parkland.
What to do
Swimming in the 4 x 10-meter heated pool, walks, relaxation, sightseeing: traditional architecture and archaeological sites.
Why we like this house
A modern house on a large property at the edge of an idyllic Provencal village.
Details of the property
Region/Town: FR – France, Provence, Eygalières
Name: Mas des Rouges Gorges
Scenery: small village on the edge of the Alpilles
Number of guests: 6 people
Design: Bruno Tonfoni, atelier cité architecture, Paris
Price: French Natural Stone Award for Sustainable Building 2017