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The home that inspired the iconic novel Tender is the Night is for sale in the South of France. Lovingly restored to it’s Art Deco glory, Villa Picolette is for sale with Cote d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty.
Cote d’Azur Sotheby’s International has been appointed the sole agent for the sale of Villa Picolette, Cap d’Antibes. This was the location of the inspiration for the iconic novel ‘Tender is the Night’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda were residents on the Cap d’Antibes between 1922 and 1924 and entertained the rich and famous, Fitzgerald went on to base his novel on those heady times.
Having been completely renovated by the current owners, Villa Picolette has retained all of the elegance and sophistication of the Art Deco period whilst having been updated for 21st century living. The Winter Garden, fire surrounds, period kitchen and much more all testify to the pedigree and history of the building whilst the interiors have been lavishly restored in the Art Deco style.
Sitting on the beachfront on the Cap d’Antibes, this is one of the most sought after locations for luxury property owners in the South of France. The manicured lawns of Villa Picolette move effortlessly down to the white sandy beach, yet a sense of tranquillity has been maintained with the creation of shady terraces and clever garden design.
Inside, the high ceilings and casement windows ensure that the property is flooded with light and the living spaces flow outwards to the shady terraces, creating a unique fusion of interior with exterior. One can imagine that lavish entertaining that took place here in the Roaring Twenties when celebrities such as Ernest Hemingway regularly enjoyed the hospitality of Fitzgerald. Whether the entertaining is lavish or more intimate, then Villa Picolette is the ideal property for those seeking to enjoy the lifestyle and climate of the French Riviera.
With 7 bedrooms, separate staff accommodation, immaculate gardens and the obligatory wine cellar this property comes with a unique pedigree and occupies a special place in modern literary history.
Price: 26 million Euros.
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