Apologies for the quality of some if these images. Ordinarily we would have passed on this place because of that fact. But the thing is, we love the look of this Armand Pellier-designed 1960s modernist property in Nimes, southern France.
It was built in 1967 and still cuts a commanding figure today. Not that the place is unchanged over 45 years. Far from it. This place is every bit the stylish modern home. But architecturally, it looks to have changed little.
The house is set in one hectare of grounds and surrounded by fruit trees. It’s also specifically located very close to a small village and just south of Nimes, which has its own airport and TGV station, if transport links are important. The house itself covers 380 sq. metres, with a separate caretaker/guest house of 90 sq. metres, along with a pool with pool house and a tennis court.
Once inside the main house, you’ll find a ground floor of a ‘triple’ living room with games area, plus a state of the art fully fitted kitchen, all of which leads to south facing terraces. There’s also an office/bedroom with WC and laundry room on this floor, along with stairs to the cellar.
Head to the first floor and you’ll spot a landing/TV area, a ‘parental’ suite with living area, private terrace, en-suite and dressing room, three further bedrooms and two bathrooms.
If you are wondering about that caretaker’s place, that has a living room, kitchen and two bedrooms. The entire place has been rented out over the past few years, so could be an investment for someone. But that someone will need £923,671 going spare.