Ref: . Historic Villa with sea views for sale in Grasse, French Riviera, France - A beautiful property set in the hills of the French RIviera overlooking the Mediterranean coastline with views over the entire bay of Cannes and eastwards over the countryside. The villa was built in the late 19th century and was home to one of America's most famous painters, the impressionist from Pennsylvania Mary Cassat. She called this historic Belle Epoque villa home in the early part of the 1900's and hosted some of the world's most renowned artists of the time including Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. After Cassat's tenure as owner, the villa was purchased by the famous composer and harpist Germaine Tailleferre and the property was known to be frequented and also used as a performing venue by her group "Les Six" of which she was the only female member. Prior to these two famous artists ownership, the villa was home to one of Grasse's perfume producers. Today the villa stands in all of its former and present glory having been renovated and continuously lived in throughout the years. The grounds around the home total 3,000 m2 and the homes interior of 320 m2 includes 5 bedrooms on the upper floors with a main living floor including, grand entrance hall, living room, lounge, dining room, kitchen, morning room, office, gym, "morrocan style" courtyard and below a full basement. Outdoors there is a sizeable swimming pool compete with fully equipped pool house inclusive of covered lounge/dining, summer kitchen and bathroom. The garden itself is lush and mature with local flower and fauna and provides various points for outdoor leisure. In the north eastern corner of the garden is a studio style open space cottage ready to be kitted out and connected to electrics and plumbing. Private parking for multiple vehicles. Possibility of hosting large social gatherings outside and in. Easy flat walk into town and to Institut Fenelon a very highly respected school in Grasse. 15-20 min to the International Schools Civ and Mougins School. 30 minutes to the Cannes beaches. 30 minutes to Nice International Airport.
320 m² of habitable surface (3444 sqFt)
3000 m² of land (32292 sqFt)
Price / sq metre: €/m² 7,781.25
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Agency: Fine & Country