The town, set between Cannes and Saint-Tropez, is bathed by the Mediterranean Sea. This residence stands in a quiet, residential district, on a hill dominating the seaside resort. The main building adjoins the train station and the railway line, a much sought-after site at the time of its construction, in 1884. The port, the town centre and the beaches are nearby. Saint-Raphaël can be reached via a slip road off of the A8 motorway. The town centre and the TGV train station are 50 m from the residence, whilst the marina and the beaches are 300 m away. Sea shuttles provide links to Saint-Tropez and Sainte-Maxime. The casino and numerous restaurants along the seafront can be reached on foot from the property. Valescure international golf course is 4 km away. Nice international airport is 45 minutes away.
The main building
The overall architecture of the building reflects a neo-Palladian style. The facade, on the west side, consists of the old “Villa des Cistes”, now with a recent extension. The buildings span two levels. One section of the roofs features long slopes covered with interlocking tiles. Dusky pink rendering enhances the projections. White bas-reliefs are decorated with motifs of crowns as well as garlands of flowers and fruits. The central bay has large medallions with bows. Modern blinds have replaced the original slatted shutters on the inward-opening windows. Moulding and an ova cornice delimit the floors. On the ground floor of the facade, recesses house statues of Venus. A bow window is protected by wrought iron bars. A scroll, on the old section of the buildings, supports a garland bearing the motto “Suscipere et Finire” (undertake and accomplish). It is topped with a highly colourful ceramic frieze. Parklands, in front of the building, are planted with numerous rare Mediterranean species and outstanding trees.
The Old Mill building
This 19th century building still has its unusual architecture comprising a central tower and a circular terrace on the roof. The facade is covered with light-coloured rendering and features openings with turquoise blue slatted shutters. A wrought iron atrium on the ground floor has been quite well preserved. This building, spanning approx. 323 m², comprises seven flats, a library and a dining room. It is connected to another, more recent building that also houses bedrooms.
The traditional Bastide building
This extension adjoins the Old Mill. It is a more recent construction that was added around 1975. Spanning a floor surface area of approx. 595 m², it comprises an entrance hall providing access to a dining room, an exercise room and a staff flat. A lift goes up to the bedrooms.
The “Villa Azur” building
The “Villa Azur”, standing at the entrance to the second section of the property, was rehabilitated from an old Bastide house at the beginning of the 20th century. All that remains as a reminder are the overhanging eaves of the roofing framework. The facade is white, with numerous French windows on the ground floor and upstairs. This building, spanning a floor surface area of approx. 273 m², comprises 10 bedrooms. The basement houses cellars and a boiler room.
The construction works that followed the arrival of the railroad, in the 19th century, were the most touching on the French Riviera. Obviously, the proximity of the TGV station, the town centre, the port and the beaches are ever important. But it is its materials, its decors, its features and its parklands that make the old “Villa des Cistes” subtly entrancing. The tower of the Old Mill, a few hundred metres away, with its architecture inspired by lighthouses, has a similar effect. The property’s two other buildings are both in need of works. They widen even more the range of projects suited to a building of this size and such elegance.
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|Land registry surface area||6323 m2|
|Main building surface area||1732.6 m2|
|Outbuilding surface area||1191 m2|
Christèle Catalifaud       +33 1 42 84 80 85
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.