Face to face with the sea. On Cap Bénat, one of the most beautiful viewpoints on the Côte d’Azur, lies Villa Nyland. Surrounded by old pine trees, oaks and pines that extend down to the beach.
The fact that everything here seems as if time and tourism have stood still is due to the fact that the entire community dedicated itself to the protection of the coast 50 years ago. A heritage that Villa Nyland also upholds, complementing its historic ground floor from 1949 with a modern, restrained structure on top. The house not only blends into the wild landscape, but also into the holistic context of the modernist buildings by architects Lefèvre and Aubert from the 1960s.
The combination of wood, concrete and regional stone from Bormes-les-Mimosas creates a retreat that is closely connected with nature and its elements. At the same time, the house opens up largely to the sea, offering guests an impressive panoramic view. In addition, the floor-to-ceiling windows not only flood the rooms with light, but they also lend structure to the landscape and invite it inside. The reduced interplay between warm, clearly structured wood and cool, untreated stone is also reflected in the interior design, complemented by contemporary furniture and lighting. On two floors, there are three double bedrooms with bathrooms, a laundry, an open-plan living area, a dining room with kitchen and a living room with a custom-built library. Both levels are surrounded by two large terraces to the south, a pergola with louvered doors to the west and a sheltered outdoor area to the east. Thus, at any time of day, there is a spot in the sun as well as in the shade. Accompanied by the chirping of birds from the garden. All that is missing is a swim in the nearby sea to completely immerse yourself in the savoir-vivre.
What to do
Swimming at the nearest sandy beach (a 5-minute walk away) or one of the two other private beaches in the community; sailing courses at the small private Port du Pradet; scenic walks around Cap Bénat; the old village of Bormes-les-Mimosas with bakeries, grocery shops, pharmacies, bars and restaurants is 4 km away; excursions to the islands of Port-Cros and Île du Levant; a visit to the MUCEM museum in Marseille; Villa Noailles in Hyères and contemporary art at the Fondation Carmignac on Île de Porquerolles.
Why we like this house
A Mediterranean minimalist home that makes the leap back in time of over 70 years with panache.
This house is great for
Architecture lovers and families who want to spend their holidays in unspoilt nature.
Hot water via thermal solar panels; heat pump; low-temperature underfloor heating; e-charging station at the house; public transport possible.
|Region/Town||FR – France, Côte d'Azur, Bormes-les-Mimosas|
|Scenery||On a 160-hectare private estate on Cap Bénat, 5 minutes' walk to the private beach.|
|Number of guests||Max. 6|
|Design||Raphaelle Segond, Marseille|
|Criteria||1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), 1-6 (house/apartment), Beach, Family, Garden, Hiking, Sea, EV-charging station|
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