- HOUSE in ALPES_MARITIMES €1,600,000
- 235 m2
- 260 m2
Unique Mas Provencal in historical Saint-Paul de Vence, a mere stone’s throw from the village centre
Split over three levels, this beautiful house oozes charm and warmth with its large, open living spaces and three sizeable double-bedroom suites. Throughout there is a tasteful mixture of typical Mediterranean materials, from local stone, hardwood and Italian terra cotta flooring to glazed tiles from Fayence. Within close walking distance of the beautiful historical centre of Saint-Paul de Vence, you will be able to stroll down cobbled streets lined with wonderful restaurants, art galleries and boutiques steeped in history. In fact, you need only head out the front door, pass the chapel to your left and cross the road to sample some of the village's finest cuisine at the excellent Colombe d'Or!
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Previously home to renowned Italian artist Giuliano Mancini, for some years the lower level of the property served as a sort of informal clubhouse to the Saint-Paul art community, where many a joyous evening was hosted in its unique, vaulted lounge / bar and where a wonderfully warm atmosphere continues to reign!
Access to the house is gained from the middle level via a staircase leading up from the lane, where there is private parking for two cars. Those few steps will bring you to a terrace that virtually surrounds the house. Up to the left there is a small studio built into but totally independent from the main house, which has its own little shaded terrace and is accessible via a private staircase.
From the terrace, the main entrance opens to a large living / dining room with a bright and airy, fully-fitted, open-plan kitchen. The cosy lounge area with open fireplace is reached via two small steps down from the generously-proportioned dining room and is perfect for a leisurely read or a game of chess. The lounge opens out onto a beautiful little 15m² terrace overlooking the rooftops and hills beyond… A lovely spot to start the day with a coffee and a croissant, or a pain au chocolat!
Back inside and leading on from the dining room, the corridor to your left will take you through to the first bedroom suite, with its hardwood floor and vibrant Provençal colours, as well as a staircase leading down to the lower level. The oak door opposite the main entrance leads to a staircase up to the spacious master bedroom suite on the top floor, which has its own beautiful 30m² sun terrace with amazing panoramic views, from the hills to your left via the chapel and historical town centre, and then across the Mediterranean pine-tops down to the valley on your right. From here there is also an ornate, wrought-iron spiral staircase leading down to the main terrace.
However, arguably one of the most attractive features of this unique property awaits below… When heading down that final staircase with its tastefully lit, decorated alcoves, the wow factor is definitely there as the “old clubhouse” appears before you. Immediately to your left is the third bedroom suite with its earthy colours, terra cotta tiled floor and copious in-built cupboard space and shelving. However with its unique stone columns, vaulted ceiling and 65m² surface area, the house’s main reception room is truly stunning. Plenty of light is provided through the big, south-facing bay windows. The room is currently divided into three main areas comprising a library / office / reading space to your left and centre, a beautifully equipped bar in the corner and finally a lovely, warm and cosy lounge area surrounding the open fireplace to your right... Imagine taking a seat and while sipping a nice glass of red in front of a crackling fire, close your eyes and let yourself drift away to the distant, muffled sounds of a whisper, heated discussion and even raucous laughter, as one artist after another pops in to enjoy some of the best hospitality Saint-Paul has to offer!
In short, if you are looking for the perfect home to discover all that living on the Côte d’Azur has to offer but without the hustle and bustle, if you long to quietly relax and enjoy the company of dear friends and family in the most unique and tranquil of French settings, then look no further...* €1 600 000
agency fees to be paid by the seller