This stylish home is set between the Mediterranean and the mountains near Argelès-sur-Mer & Collioure. Designed by; Thierry Raspaud, a renowned local French architect whose creations combine both architecture and sculpture, this spacious 4 bedroom property set within 1800m2 of gardens enjoys 360° panoramic views across the Albères mountains to Perpignan and out across the Mediterranean Sea. A large roof terrace with breath-taking views, a state-of-the-art kitchen and swimming pool are just a few of this property’s highlights. The property is located on a quiet, residential “chemin” and is not part of a housing development or “lotissement”
In addition to being a perfect, low maintenance permanent or second residence, the property is also suited to those working or running a business from home or those looking to generate a rental income. Built in August 2013, the entire property has been finished to an exceptionally high standard throughout and requires no work. An increased benefit is that there remains potential to develop the property further and it has 800m2 of constructible land at the rear making it an excellent investment.
This unique contemporary villa is nestled in the picturesque Catalan village Villelongue dels Monts just minutes from the Mediterranean beaches, 1h30 from the mountain ski resorts and less than 30 minutes from Perpignan, a lively town served by an excellent transport system providing easy access across the region and on throughout France and Spain.
For those looking for easy access to and from the UK the home is well served with frequent direct flights from airports throughout the UK and Europe to the nearest airports: Perpignan (30mins) Girona Spain (60mins) Béziers Cap d’Agde (80mins) Carcassonne (90mins) Montpellier (1h45) Barcelona (2hrs) & Toulouse (2h20) all timings are approx.
Ground Floor & Bedrooms
The house has been designed to maximise the stunning views and create a seamless inside / outside feel.
The property is accessed via security gates with video control. There is a pedestrian gate to the side. A modern, non-slip, no maintenance “deactivated concrete” drive-way leads to the house with parking behind for 4/5 cars. The main entrance opens into a bright spacious atrium with a unique red iron staircase leading to the 1st floor. The entrance atrium provides access to 3 double bedrooms, family shower room, WC, utility room and large garage.
Each ground floor bedroom benefits from individual access with quadruple (high security) glazed floor to ceiling doors leading out onto either the pool or garden.
Bedroom 1: double bedroom with built in high quality be-spoke fitted wardrobes and direct access to the swimming pool.
Bedroom 2: double bedroom with built in high quality be-spoke fitted cupboards and direct access to the swimming pool.
Bedroom 3: double bedroom with built in high quality be-spoke fitted wardrobes with door leading out to the garden.
Family Shower Room: the shower room with Hansgrohe fittings and a Cosmic Corian sink unit also has direct access to the gardens. Those wishing to shower after using the pool can directly enter the shower room and the WC without having to go through the house.
Utility Room: with plumbing for washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. It also has direct access to the garden
1st Floor & Master Bedroom
The glass entrance atrium and unique floating staircase lead to the first floor comprising a large open-plan lounge, kitchen, dining room, master suite with shower room, dressing room and WC. The main living area opens out onto a large suspended balcony with stunning views over the pool, surrounding mountains and countryside continuing the inside / outside feel.
Living & Dining Space:
This level benefits from floor to ceiling high (3m30) security glazed windows with “blue” filter for privacy and UV protection. In order to experience the ultimate indoor/outdoor living, a “Pocket Glass Wall” at the end of the living area leads onto a large suspended balcony. When fully open, the glass panels slide into each other giving full width open access to the terrace.
Enjoy cooking in this state-of-the-art suspended German made kitchen by “Eggersman” with Corian work surfaces throughout and views over to the Mediterranean Sea and the chateau at Laroque des Albères. It comprises a built-in oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer and electric induction hob. The bespoke kitchen island benefits from hidden “pop-up” electrical sockets and tap. When not in use the sink is concealed to create a seamless, stylish cooking area that quietly transitions to a harmonious living space. A state-of-the-art Corian extractor fan has also been fitted.
Spacious double bedroom with walk-in dressing room and views over the rear gardens. This room benefits from a fully tiled en-suite shower room with a 160cms “Italian” shower and double Cosmic Corian sink unit.
Separate WC with Cosmic Corian hand basin.
From this level a tiled staircase leads up to a spacious roof terrace with 360° views.
Pool & Gardens:
The 12m x 3m swimming pool is surrounded by high quality easily maintained synthetic grass, in the middle of which, is a sun patio ready for enjoying summer days and evenings. All of the ground floor bedrooms have direct access to the outdoor terraces and pool / gardens. The property is fully enclosed with a galvanised iron fence and is accessed by a private driveway with security gates and video control. The plot extends to approx 1800m2 in total.
Garage: Located at the rear of the house which can also be accessed from the ground floor.
The rear garden is laid to lawn with mature fig and olive trees and leads down to a further “natural garden”.
The rear garden benefits from a watering system.
The 1st floor of the property leads up to a large roof terrace with spectacular 360° views over to the Albères mountains, the coast of St Cyprien and Argelès and across to the Corbières Mountains and Perpignan. A private haven providing further outside living and dining space.
Built in 2013 the home benefits from being double glazed, has reversible climate control for heating and air conditioning and comes connected to mains drainage for sanitation.
Taxe foncière: 2019 = 1100€
DPE: Energy Results – C118kwhrs pa pm2 / CO2 – A 4kgrms pa pm2