For sale: The best views on the Riviera

French Property News - - News -

An his­toric prop­erty with one of the finest views on the Côte d’azur is on the mar­ket for €8.5m. The group of vil­las is sit­u­ated on Mont Boron, a hilly area of park­land dot­ted with ex­clu­sive and lux­u­ri­ous man­sions high above Nice, of­fer­ing in­cred­i­ble views of the Baie des Anges.

The panorama alone is jaw-drop­ping but the prop­erty it­self is just as im­pres­sive. It was first built in 1870 by an Ital­ian en­tre­pre­neur, then sold 20 years later to Bri­tish mer­chant Achille Lar­rey, who re­named it Beau Site. He hired the ser­vices of lo­cal ar­chi­tect Se­bas­tian-mar­cel Bi­asini who en­larged and re­fur­bished the prop­erty, giv­ing it an im­pres­sive Vic­to­rian and Neo-pom­peian ar­chi­tec­ture. Three sep­a­rate vil­las were added to the prop­erty: Villa Hy­acinthe, Villa les Roches and fi­nally Villa Isba which Madame Lar­rey used for her­self.

Gisèle Tissier, a renowned artist, poet and harpist then bought Beau Site in 1948. She al­legedly needed 10 trucks to move all her be­long­ings from Paris, which in­cluded 18 harps and three pi­anos! She spent the rest of life there writ­ing pieces of mu­sic and turn­ing Beau Site into an artis­tic sanc­tu­ary of op­u­lence, mu­sic and style.

The prop­erty is now listed as a Mon­u­ment His­torique and is in need of ren­o­va­tion. For €8.5m, the new owner will have to roll up their sleeves but hope­fully the stun­ning views of the Mediter­ranean will be re­ward­ing enough! sav­ills.co.uk

Got a spare € 8.5m for a view to a thrill?

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.