20th c. architecture for sale near aix-en-provence in france

Ten minutes from Aix-en-Provence,
a one-storey contemporary residence in a dominating position
Aix-en-Provence, BOUCHES-DU-RHONE provence-cote-dazur 13090 FR


In a popular residential area of Aix-en-Provence, in the heart of nature’s generous surroundings, crest of a hill that has seen Roman cohorts march at its foot along the famous Via Aurelia, that winds between internationally acclaimed wineries, this property offers a breathtaking view of the Cengle Barrier, the very pedestal of the Mont Sainte Victoire, the Mont-Aurélien, the Massif de l’Etoile and the Arc Valley, great playing fields for the artists Cézanne and Zola, and just a stone’s throw away from Picasso’s chateau. Picasso who was enamoured with this protected site classified as “Grand Site de France”.


The building was built facing a strong and varied landscape of hills and mountains offering a panoramic view from its bay windows, terraces and pool that one will never tire of.
The 4000 m2 grounds entirely enclosed has been cleverly designed and features gravelled pathways dotted with carefully preserved pine trees and natural stone in perfect harmony with the landscape of the site. The main entrance facade of dry stone welcomes the visitor. The curved roof tiles completes this architectural style reminiscent of old fortified towns. The facade facing the valley boasts a modern architectural style with its large glass French windows and its vast terrace featuring a summer kitchen that dominates the swimming pool. The latter merges with the horizon and splashes the warm-coloured pool decking with light. A patio completes this ensemble and creates an elegant and relaxed atmosphere.

Neo contemporary house

The house is a one-storey building. The main central building houses the main living room with a vaulted ceiling, large French windows and bay windows opening on to a vast south-east facing terrace with panoramic view of the Aixois countryside.
The left wing houses a master bedroom, wardrobe and two other bedrooms. The right wing, a dining room, kitchen area, laundry room and a garage. The property also includes a separate house, on the garden level with a sheltered terrace, and benefiting from the same panoramic view as well as a cinema room currently used as a dance room. A swimming pool (12 m x 4 m) with vast decking and patio complete the property.

Ground floor
A solid wood door opens in to the entrance and a large bright lounge with a two-tier vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and arched French windows. You are immediately tempted to go out on to the terrace that dominates the Arc Valley, it offers a commanding view of the pool. A fireplace and stone trumeau takes pride of place in this living room that is followed by a dining area and open kitchen separated from the dining area by a 19th century-style zinc bar and equipped with top quality appliances. The laundry room, intelligently placed next to the kitchen, provides access to a garage with a double over-head door. Back in the entrance, there is a cloak room with a toilet and washbasin and a corridor leading to the bedrooms. The master suite opens out on to the terrace and is equipped with an Italian-style shower room and a wardrobe. Two other bedrooms and a bathroom complete this area.
There is natural stone flooring throughout and the bathrooms are all fully fitted with top quality fixtures.

Garden level
This level may be accessed either via an inside staircase located in the main entrance or directly from the garden, on the pool side. It comprises a separate studio with fully equipped kitchen and French doors opening on to a sheltered terrace, completely unoverlooked, a shower room and a toilet.
A room currently used as a dance room with a professional oak parquet floor and double bar, is also equipped with a video/sound set that could make the room into a cinema. On this level, a large crawl space big enough to stand up in, houses the Daikin air-conditioning/heating system.

The terrace

A vast 61 m2 terrace stretches the whole length of the south-east facing facade offering a panoramic view over the Arc valley and the landscape of massifs. This outdoor living area dominates the pool and features a canopy sheltering a summer kitchen.

The pool

This hydrolysis pool (12 m x 4 m) merging with the horizon invites you to take a dip and cool off while at the same time gazing at a stunning view over the valley. The spacious decking surrounding it, comfortably decorated with bench seats is equipped with a patio and eating area. This makes a perfectly elegant relaxing area.

The garden

The property includes approx. 4000 m2 of green spaces where natural stone, pine and mature olive trees mingle as well as hedgerows amongst the gravelled pathways. The land makes it particularly suitable for additional development.

Our opinion

An excellent opportunity to live a privileged life in a protected natural zone steeped in history and just a few minutes form the beautiful town of Aix-en-Provence. This luminous house, top quality finishings and its breath-taking panoramic view are an invitation to settle and surrender to voluptuous well-being. There are endless places to go for walks, just a stone’s throw away where the lush vegetation, rocks, Zola and Bimont lakes and fresh water sources just call out and you will find it difficult to resist.

1 450 000 €
Honoraires à la charge du vendeur


Reference 232376

Land registry surface area 4000 m2
Main building surface area 263.00 m2
Outbuilding surface area 61.00 m2

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

Regional representative

Roger Pertuisot       +33 1 42 84 80 85



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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.

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