A historic waterfront home that is said to have played host to the likes of Pablo Picasso and F. Scott Fitzgerald came on the market last week in Cap D’Antibes on the French Riviera asking €27 million (US$22.7 million).
Built in 1912, the home is a short walk to the classic Art Deco Belles Rives Hotel, according to the listing with Jack Harris of Knight Frank. The property’s grounds boast landscaped gardens, multiple decks and terraces with waterfront views, a boat dock and boat house, an infinity pool and a pool house.
The interiors are also designed with large windows to maximize the home’s waterfront vantage point, according to listing photos, including an upper level entertaining area dubbed the “tower lounge” that overlooks the sea.
The home can be set up with seven or eight bedrooms, according to the listing. The primary bedroom features an en-suite bathroom with a soaking tub, a private lounge and dressing room, plus an entertaining area, all with dramatic waterfront views.
There’s also a salon, a formal dining room, a game room and an office, according to marketing materials, which also note that, in addition to the home’s history of hosting famous artists, Picasso “was rumored to have painted the walls in the salon and bedrooms,” which have since been covered over. (The listing also notes that the property’s past visitors include author F. Scott Fitzgerald and various “American billionaires.”)
Other amenities include a wine cellar, staff accommodations, a brick-lined motor court and parking for five cars.
The identity of the sellers could not be determined, and Mr. Harris was not immediately available for comment.
Article Source: Mansion Global