Tag: property porn

The House where Picasso doodled on the walls

There are many fabled South of France villas with storied histories featuring glamorous guests. But few can compete with the history or location of La Vigie, in Juan-les-Pins, which has recently come to market for a cool US$27 million. The property, set close to Cap D’Antibes,… Continue Reading “The House where Picasso doodled on the walls”

The House where Karl lived

It’s only when you start looking into some of the area’s spectacular property-porn that you discover how many interesting people have spent time here. The villa La Vigie is one of those glorious, neoclassical wedding-cake style properties built aside the Mediterranean Sea in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin… Continue Reading “The House where Karl lived”

Visit to Chateau de l’Aiguetta

We were recently invited to a BBQ in the grounds of a partly-restored historic property in Eze. Friends were keeping an eye on the property to avoid further dereliction while the owner was back home. As you all know, I love a spot of… Continue Reading “Visit to Chateau de l’Aiguetta”

One from the vaults: Property passion

I love a bit of property porn and this is an homage I wrote back in August 2013. One of the many advantages of cycling around the area, though more so in winter than in summer, is that I get to peer over gates… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Property passion”

Thanksgiving: Part II

As we drove along the main highway towards our destination of Montauk on Long Island, there was a distinct lack of places for a pit-stop. Finally, as we drove onto the south fork of the island, just outside of Southampton, we stopped for lunch… Continue Reading “Thanksgiving: Part II”