Villa Chamade is a massive contemporary estate located just few minutes away from the center of Cannes, and the prestigious Cap d’Antibes. With a commanding hillside position on a 3400 square meters of land, this high-class residence offers 660 square meters of living space with its 6 en-suite bedrooms, a meticulously designed living room and two kitchens for summer and winter time.
Sumptuous panoramic views of the bay and the Lerins Islands are perfectly framed by floor to ceiling windows in every room of the house. Exuding a feeling of space throughout, the interiors are designed in a highly contemporary manner, with diverse finishes. The array of textures make the place feel dynamic and welcoming. And as if all these were not enough to define a striking French Riviera home, the pool overlooking the bay with its jacuzzi, a spa and hamman complete the picture. Villa Chamade is currently listed for sale on Sotheby’s and the price is available on request.
These days, a building doesnt just have to look good, it should ideally be good for the environment too. A great example of sustainability spliced with style from the past few years is the M&S store at Cheshire Oaks Retail Park in Ellesmere Port, designed by Aukett Fitzroy Robinson.
What is new and exciting now can quickly begin to look tired and out of fashion, so the best buildings don’t just consider what will be interesting to look at now, but also how it might look to people in five, fifty or even a hundred years’ time. 2013’s hotly contested RIBA Stirling Prize went to Witherford Watson Mann Architects for their work on Astley Castle, Warwickshire. In what RIBA Past President Stephen Hodder has described as an extreme retrofit, the project essentially saw a new building inserted subtly into the heart of the old, with a new, two storey residence now hidden within the sandstone walls of the ruins of this medieval castle, to be used as a holiday home for up to eight guests