Luxury Real Estate Blog and News

French Riviera Home Goes on Block

August 09, 2013 - Provence Alpes Cote dAzur
The French home of Habitat furniture company founder Michael Likierman is hitting the auction block with a minimum reserve of $13.14 million.

Palais Maeterlinck in Nice, France

June 07, 2013 - Provence Alpes Cote dAzur
Apartments carved out of the Côte d'Azur's Maeterlinck Palace are going on the market in May for $2 million to $20 million, or $2,800 to $4,000 per square foot.

Southern France Favored By Property Buyers‎

November 08, 2012 - Provence Alpes Cote dAzur
The most popular region in France for real estate in 2011 was PACA (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur), according to a new infographic based upon enquiries.

French Properties in Provence

August 24, 2012 - Provence Alpes Cote dAzur
Price tags for properties in Provence have escalated sharply over the last two decades as demand has steadily grown for authentic stone villas set in idyllic countryside. Lyrical books about the region, and better transport links, led to an influx of foreign buyers, which naturally pushed prices up. But today’s fragile housing market is forcing vendors to look more objectively at the value of their homes, resulting in more reasonable asking prices.

Exchange rate encourages property buyers in the French Alps

February 10, 2012 - Provence Alpes Cote dAzur
An improvement in the exchange rate between the UK and the Euro is encouraging buyers in France who are snapping up ski properties, it is claimed.

La Tarasque Villa in St Tropez, estate of the day

November 29, 2010 - Provence Alpes Cote dAzur
The villa is located on a prestigious plot of waterfront property in St. Tropez and is set within 5,500 sq m of landscaped gardens that include several pools, outdoor seating and dining areas, along with sophisticated lighting for stylish entertaining areas day and night.

Laura Ashley's St Tropez estate for sale

November 04, 2010 - Provence Alpes Cote dAzur
A luxury estate on the French Riviera owned by the late designer Laura Ashley's family has been put on the market for £8.9m.

Cannes Californie, Estate of the Day

January 28, 2010 - Provence Alpes Cote dAzur
Ideally located in the heart of La Californie, this outstanding contemporary villa with infinity pool enjoys panoramic views of the bay of Cannes. In addition to its en-suite bedrooms, including a guardian’s apartment and a master bedroom opening into a teak deck of 180 sq m, the villa offers spearhead home automation and top-notch appointments: a wine cellar, fitness room with sauna, hammam, massage room, pool house of 65 sq m with kitchen and lounge/bar nook, summer dining room.

Russia's Richest Man Wants Deposit Back on Villa Leopolda

December 22, 2009 - Provence Alpes Cote dAzur
Mikhail Prokhorov, Russia's richest man, is seeking to reclaim a $55 million deposit on the world's most expensive property after pulling out of a deal to buy the sumptuous Villa Leopolda on the French Riviera. Mr Prokhorov, a metals magnate and investor with a fortune estimated at $9.3 billion, had signed a contract to buy the spectacular Belle Epoque mansion on the heights of Villefrance, near Nice, for $750 million.

Villa Leopolda Now Worth Only $102 Million?

November 18, 2009 - Provence Alpes Cote dAzur
Villa Leopolda in Cap Ferrat, France, once the world's most expensive estate with a $750 million pricetag, is back on the market with a $650 million price cut! According to Forbes the Villa is now available for $102 million. Situated on the French Riviera, this 11-bedroom, 14-bathroom mansion has 29,000 square feet of interior space that opens to manicured lawns and a swimming pool. The spiraling outdoor staircases, balconies and terraces have waterfront views and of the surrounding hillsides. Working fireplaces, a sauna, outdoor kitchen and pool house are other features.