With its whitewashed façade and antique-style shutters and windows, this mas has a timeless quality. It showcases the skills of French architect Alexandre Lafourcade, who converted an old farm that had been uninhabited for four decades into a traditional mas for a large family.
This enormous building started life as a shelter for horses and agricultural workers.
Alexandre Lafourcade saw the potential of this space and brought it back to life. He kept the existing walls, but restructured each room to optimise free flow and bring in as much natural light as possible.
One thousand square metres of living space are distributed over the ground floor and first floor; the latter houses seven bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, as well as an office overlooking the terrace and enjoying stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
In the foreground, tall grass sways to the rhythm of the faintest breeze, and the intense blue of the pool echoes the azure sky; the pool was built entirely from scratch and yet its classic shape blends perfectly into the landscape, planted with olive trees and holm oaks. On sunny days, it is a favourite meeting-place for the fun-loving family and their many friends.
Simplicity is the guiding principle of the garden created by May de Lasterie. With its radical restructuring of each space, Lafourcade Architecture focused on achieving a seamless connection between indoors and outdoors. Throughout the property, the materials chosen are timeless and elegant. The house's symmetry hinges on its minimalist aesthetic, which for the owners is synonymous with peace and tranquillity.