André Lefèvre-Devaux, Architect

Modernist Villa Above The Sea, 1972

Domaine du Cap Bénat , Bormes les Mimosas, Var, FR, 83

This exceptional house was designed by the architect André Lefèvre-Devaux in 1972 & Jean Mus (Landscape artist), after a private commission. It enjoys a unique situation on the edge of the Cap-Bénat in front of the Levant and Port-Cros islands, in the private and secured Domaine du Cap Bénat. This prestigious domain is located in the township of Bormes les Mimosas, in the heart of the Var, 28 km from Hyères, 39 km from Collobrières and 45 km from Saint-Tropez. The house extends on a surface of 240 square meters distributed on two levels. The ground level distributes a large living room generously opened by large bay windowswith integrated wooden shutters and netting. It is extended on three sides by beautiful panoramic terraces with 360° views on the land and seascape. This level also includes a dining room, a Bulthaup kitchen and the parental suite composed of a bedroom, a dressing room, a study and a bathroom. A laundry room and cabinets complete the level. The garden level distributes three bedrooms including a suite with a terrace, and two bathrooms. Below the house are located a garage with storage space, a wine cellar and the technical area. The roof terrace constitutes an additionnal outdoor living space with a spectacular sky view over the surroundings. The numerous terraces of the house overlook the Levant and Port-Cros islands as well as Le Lavandou. The 2.840 square meters cliffside garden was realised by architect and landscape artist Jean Mus, internationally renowned for his outstanding mediterranean lansdcape gardens conceived as true works of art. Beautifully arranged along the slope, it includes stairs built in local stone which lead all the way down to the sea. The entire garden is watered through an automatic watering system. Particularly representative of the « Architecture de la disparition » concept dear to André Lefèvre-Devaux, the house’s architecture is a mix between modernism and mediterranean tradition. Its rational volumes and massive brutalist concrete affirm clearly its modernity, but its structure integrated to the topography, its terraced roof and the use of local stone make it seamlessly disappear in its natural environment. During the house’s complete restoration, all of its furniture was custom made and hand crafted according to original sketches by André Lefèvre-Devaux from the 1960’s, but with a more contemporary approach. These exceptional pieces highly participate of the villa’s value as well as its status of a “total work of art”. A unique place for nature lovers, looking for contemplative serenity. Price Upon Request.

  • status: Active
  • bedrooms: 5
  • baths: 4
  • garage: 1
  • area: 240 sq. m.
  • Swimming Pool: N

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