An architectural marvel of glass and curvaceous terraces, Villa Cap Ferrat comprises over 1250 sqm. of modernist internal space spread over five levels - each floor accessed via a grand spiral staircase, or a glass elevator, sweeping past a 25m Banksy mural. Stepping out on the top floor, the master bedroom has spectacular, sweeping sea views, taking in St Jean harbour. An en suite bathroom has bath and rain shower (from mist to torrential), and a walk-in wardrobe, all warmed by an open fire. Two first floor bedrooms also perfectly capture the sea view, with full-length windows, fossil granite bathrooms and full entertainment systems including an iPod dock.
On the ground floor, in addition to a fourth bedroom, a surround-sound cinema has a comprehensive library of films and a kitchen for drinks, snacks and popcorn. A gymnasium has a multi-exercise lifecycle, free weights, a black granite hammam and shower.
Terraces are perfect for entertaining, with dining tables seating up to 16 guests for lunch. At dinner, a candlelit wall flickers as the sun sets, and as the stars begin to twinkle, outdoor music can transform the space into an impromptu nightspot.
- Bedroom 1: with king-size bed and en suite bathroom
- Bedroom 2: with king-size bed and en suite bathroom
- Bedroom 3: with king-size bed and en suite bathroom
- Bedroom 4: with king-size bed and en suite bathroom
The Gardens: In total there are 4, 500 square metres of gardens, lavender-lined pathways providing panoramic views over the peninsula, while jasmine, rosemary and jacaranda perfume the entire estate. A Balinese style pool-house provides shade in which to read, dine or snooze away a summer afternoon next to the aquamarine infinity-edged swimming pool.
The Views: Terraces on every floor have sea views and look back across the yacht-filled harbour of St Jean.
Why we like it: For its unparalleled levels of equipment and features, 'under the stars' cocktail terraces, and for its sheer extravagence in design - all within a short stroll of the harbour.