Designed by Robert Streitz, a disciple of the architect Emilio Terry, La Casella was built in 1960 and is a direct replica
of a neoclassical 18th century pavilion built for Madame de Pompadour at Fontainebleau.
The La Casella accommodation is divided between the main house, with two double bedrooms each with en-suite bathrooms, and a single room with access to an adjacent shower room, and ‘Tom’s Cottage’, a guest house with a further two doubles, each with an en-suite bathroom, and a single room sharing a bathroom. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, come with high-thread linens and fluffy bath towels, smart bathrooms and air-conditioning. The two properties are only a hundred metres apart, but offer a sense of individual space.
A stones throw from the bustling Riviera in the French countryside this unique property magically combines the villas accommodation with outdoor living and each visitor is constantly surprised by a new view around each corner.
From the moment one enters the property, the visitor to this Provencal jewel is confronted by a fabulous series of outdoor ‘rooms’. Each terrace has a different aspect and character from the next; but each is also a carefully considered entity, with lush lawns and varied planting in a skillful balance of order and informality. With a total of eight terraces etched into the hilly terrain, each terrace has its own special season.
Above terraces of olive groves is a summer house with a large swimming pool, furnished with sun loungers to capture a dose of the Cote d’Azur sun. From here views extend across the grounds to the mountains of the Riviera, the foothills of the Alps, before they descend into the sea.