Mas des Confines
A nondescript mas on an uninviting lowland site becomes an icon of Provençal art de vivre and garden design.
Lafourcade Architecture decided to preserve the foundations of the old metal shed, and these were later used as the site of a large pond.
Classical Mediterranean gardens created by Dominique Lafourcade seamlessly extend the terrace into the surrounding countryside. Lovingly tended old plane trees offer welcome shade.
A waterway lined with a double row of olive trees in giant pots creates a magnificent central axis, a quintessential feature of old Mediterranean gardens.
This verdant architecture, at once rigorously designed, quirky and ultra-modern, is adorned with wisteria, iris, roses and fields of lavender as the seasons change.
Inside, this spacious mas is a welcoming retreat for a busy family whose members appreciate good food, music, reading - the dolce vita that one can only experience in an intimate and refined ambiance.