Between Nice and Cannes on the Côte d'Azur, Lafourcade Architecture restores a 1960s villa in a classic and contemporary spirit.
An English couple fell in love with a villa with a magnificent view of the little port. Outside, Lafourcade Architecture moved the swimming-pool from north to south. The generous dimensions of the interior were promising, but all the rooms had to be moved around to face the sea.
The challenge of the architectural project was to create space while preserving the existing dimensions.
Alexandre Lafourcade had to adapt to the constraints of neighbouring homes. The presence of other villas nearby meant that Lafourcade Architecture, and the craftspeople and companies working with them, needed to be efficient and discreet during the renovation, which lasted ten months. The gardens were designed by Dominique Lafourcade.
The 300-square-metre house has been made to look bigger thanks to the interplay of perspectives and reflective surfaces. On the ground floor, the drawing-room and office look out on the Mediterranean. Upstairs, each of the two main bedrooms has its own terrace, also with a sea view.