From the glamorous collection of waterfront villas and yachts, the sun-soaked beaches to the amazing coastal views, the resort town of Antibes epitomises the romance of the French Riviera.
One of the favourite summer destinations for celebrities and the well-heeled who seek a slice of paradise, the locale of extravagance has—even as far back as the early 20th century— inspired the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author of The Great Gatsby.
Little wonder then, that this particular house would take its nautical influence to heart, with architecture inspired by the grandeur and ambience of a superyacht. The well-travelled Canadian owner fell in love with the seductive quality and seaside charms of the exclusive location, choosing to purchase this holiday home nestled in the forested Cap d’Antibes neighbourhood.
The owner tasked French interior designer Stéphanie Coutas to see to its redecoration, and to turn the grand house into a super-chic vacation home for the jet-setter.
When Coutas first laid eyes on the property, she immediately understood its appeal. “I discovered a true gem in the neighbourhood,” recalls Coutas. “It is a stunningly unique home, which had been built to emulate the feeling of being on a superyacht.” Originally designed by Cannes-based architect César Cavallin in the 20th century, the house was recently renovated by French architect Jean- Michel Wilmotte’s eponymous firm.