Villa for sale in Domaine Des Vences, Marseille, Bouches-Du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte D'azur, France

£4,282,431 (€4,950,000 (€816/sq. ft) )
Villa for sale - 6 bedrooms 6 6 3 6,063 sq. ft*
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Property description

A five year renovation project of the highest standard has just been completed by the present owners. It was headed by Gil Dez, a prominent French interior designer whose clients include Hermès, Chanel, President Nicolas Sarkozy and the Baglioni hotel group, and Henri Paret, a leading French architect. French artisans used authentic materials of exceptional quality, while the ethnical renovation ensured modernity and low maintenance. The gardens, fountains, allées and almost 3m high surrounding walls of traditional stone have also been the subject of a sympathetic renovation project headed by one of Provencse leading garden experts, David Genre. The overriding aim of retaining the charm, character and romance of a property which is in excess of 200 years has been achieved.

The property is ideally located, being 10 minutes from the charming, typically Provençal village of Ventabren. 15 minutes from the cultural and historic centre of Aix-en-Provence. 20 minutes from the well-serviced Marseille Provence international airport. 15 minutes from the tgv train station with direct services to Paris and London (from 2016). It is also on the Route des Vins de Provence and has close motorway access.

The Bastide
• 6 Bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
• Large kitchen leading to family room and breakfast area
• Chinoiserie style dining room with double-glazed anti-theft glass veranda
• Large Salon with silk wall fabrics
• Library with silk wall fabrics
• Wood panelled study/office
• Cave
• Elevator
• Pantry
• Laundry room with Miele Professional stacked washing machine and dryer (2) and roller ironer
• Renovated fireplaces (1 wood, 3 gas)
• Reclaimed wood flooring and panelling
• Patchwork marbling and handmade tiling
• Much of the hand painting of the cornicing, coving and woodwork by a former masterpiece copyist of Paris Louvre gallery
• Cat6 wiring
• Double-glazed windows with low emissivity coating
• Glen Dimplex high efficiency air source heat pumps, solar heating and ducted air conditioning
• Remote monitoring plumbing systems and technical room
• Underfloor heating
• Integrated fire and security systems
• Integrated Sonos/Bose sound system in all rooms
• Cisco wireless routers (5)
• Concealed Lowe televisions, with satellite tv
• Meljac electrical equipment, including brass sockets and switches
• Top of the range Horus bathroom fixtures
• Sub-Zero, aga, Miele and Vibienne kitchen appliances

The Domaine
• The Domaine is bordered by a nature protection area of over
8,500 hectares designated by the French Government and European Commission
• Bordered by traditional stone wall of almost 3m
• Imposing entrance with 5m high, wrought-iron electric gates of 18th century design
• South facing gardens and terraces, with one shaded terrace of over 280m²
• Numerous ornamental ponds and fountains with lighting
• Subterranean water storage tank
• Garden renovation project focused on traditional Provence
mature plantings, including English Provençal garden, herb and vegetable garden
• State of the art lighting and watering systems with access to Canal de Provence water
• Wood with water basin
• Olive grove and fruit orchard
• Vineyard of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc
• Heated outdoor swimming pool (15 x 6m) with a submerged beach (‘plage immerge’)
• Automated ozone treatment, remote controlled protective security cover and technical room
• Five car garage with storage
• Charming separate guest/staff house, with 2 en-suite bedrooms
• Separate studio room within en-suite bathroom
• Service entrance
• Grass helipad

Property info

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