Located in the bucolic perched village of Grimaud, a region of the French Riviera historically associated with the Grimaldi family, this wonderfully organic, luxuriantly provincial, pleasingly rambling hillside farmhouse. While Edith Wharton may find this home a touch too humble, I am continually delighted by its numerous layered and well-loved details at every turn.
From the rough, alternating shades of stucco, deeply recessed windows, simple green shutters, meandering exterior vines, to its unassuming yet particular styling, this home displays a depth of style and comfort seldom found. Each interior and exterior space serves a specific function that build off one another. The setting’s Mediterranean climate allows for lush, creative gardens that flourish year-round. This is a home for all seasons, for many generations, a place of constant ease and reflection.
I am quite in love with the current interiors and decorations of the home—their familiar, comfortable, distinct flavors all combine to simply welcome you inside in the most intuitive of manners, it is all very disarming. Yet, this does not mean that I wouldn’t personalize the space to my own designs, which I most certainly would.
And this new design would draw from on and build upon the warmth of the previous interiors, yet also introduce pieces that reflect my design outlook, such as a those reflected in House and Garden’s article on Atelier Vime’s decoration of the Hotel Drujon.
The rawness, the unpretentiousness, the accessibility of this design is what draws me into it; the amassing of age and patina, year after year, intimate biological and chosen family members adding to it piece by piece, that is the beauty of this home, idea, the real and imagined feeling of home it exudes. And, of course, we must exalt the current owner for keeping a miniature library on the shelves above one of the bathtubs—a true kindred spirit.
I’m pretty sure I’m the biggest sucker for wisteria that has ever lives; once I see it, it’s all over, my list of favorite places and spaces must be reorganized yet again. The fact that this home boasts a wisteria arbor over flagged stones is a major plus, as well as its proximately to a large, pretty blue pool.
Currently listed by Jack Harris of Knight Frank for €3,750,000 or $4,312,354.81, this farmhouse includes 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms within 280 square meters, or roughly 3,000 square feet, on three levels on an approximately 4 hectare or 9.9 acre lot.
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