It’s not everyday that a Jean Prouvé–designed home hits the market, which makes this listing extra noteworthy. Set in the sought-after district of Domaine de Beauvallon, in Saint-Tropez, France, Villa Seynave dates back to 1962, and it has since been listed as a historic monument.
The prominent craftsman and architect designed the structure using his aluminum and concrete Alba system, which he developed in 1950 with his intern, M. Silvy. Prouvé then partnered with architect Neil Hutchinson and interior designer Charlotte Perriand to complete the holiday retreat.
Villa Seynave measures over 1,600 square feet, and it features a refined facade composed of wood, glass and metal. The floor panels are elevated above the ground, which creates the impression that the home is floating.
Inside, an open layout connects the main living areas—all of which frame picturesque views of the surrounding landscape. Charlotte Perriand designed all of the wooden cabinetry in the kitchen and the interior fittings throughout, which were inspired by her time spent in Japan. Other notable details include the integrated wall lights created by designer Serge Mouille.
As listing agency Architecture de Collection notes, the current owners have strived to preserve the site in harmony with Prouvé’s initial vision, and the requirements of the home’s historical status: "Thanks to their help, it has become an outstanding place in the sphere of art, hosting artist residency programs and exhibitions throughout the years."
Villa Seynave in Saint-Tropez, France, is currently listed for € 3,500,000 (approximately $3,951,675 USD) by Architecture de Collection.
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