Cap Ferrat – stunning 3 bedroom, 143m2 townhouse-style loft apartment just a few steps from the beach and two minutes’ walk from the quiet port of St Jean, light and beautifully proportioned with high ceilings, luxury fittings, private balcony with sea views, garage and parking.
This elegant and beautifully decorated duplex loft apartment is situated in one of the world’s most desirable locations, two minutes’ walk from the bay des Fosses with its sheltered beach, and the world-famous port of St Jean, with its cafes, restaurants and traditional fishing boats reflecting a bygone era. The apartment is one of five dwellings, in a solid building that was once a warehouse, thoughtfully converted into stylish and contemporary, open plan, loft style town houses. Surrounded by multi million Euro villas, this pretty building is located in one of the most exclusive areas of an already exclusive peninsular, a few hundred yards from the celebrated footpath that runs around Cap Ferrat, with stunning views out to sea and across to the Bay of Angels on one side, and the magnificent cliffs above Petit Afrique on the other.
Upon entering the apartment, access to the main living area is from the pretty reception hall way via a small flight of stairs, opening onto a stunning open plan space measuring nearly 70m2 with lovely high ceilings (over 3.5 metres), beautifully lit with natural light, and featuring a large glass-fronted fireplace. Superbly decorated, this main room oozes simple style, and whilst giving the feeling of space and elegance, manages to feel homely and welcoming at the same time. The high set widows under the ceiling give the apartment the feeling of being an independent dwelling – the views from the rear of the property give onto beautifully kept Provencal-style gardens, and at the front, French doors open onto the private balustraded terrace with views across fragrant villa gardens to the sea beyond. The general feel of this refined town house is one of calm, privacy and understated elegance. At the end of the main living space, separated by a breakfast bar, is a well laid out, bright kitchen area, excellently equipped and with a large window with views of the surrounding gardens.
On the ground floor the feeling of space continues, with a bright corridor leading to each of the three generous sized bedrooms, the cellar and the garage (H2396mm)/fitness room. The master bedroom (appx 17m2) is light and spacious, with high ceilings, and benefits from large built-in wardrobes – a door leads directly to the en-suite bathroom, with its high-quality fittings. The second en-suite bedroom is also of very good proportions, but additionally benefits from a private terrace, accessible through sliding glass doors, with a hot tub and sunbathing area. The rear of the property is quiet and private, looking out over the apartment’s own gravelled courtyard and the gardens beyond. Bedroom three also has its own en-suite shower room. All bedrooms have excellent built-in storage space, and are far enough apart for a feeling of privacy and discretion. The hallway incorporates a study area and a cupboard for services and storage, as well as a guest WC. From the hallway there is access to the laundry room, through which further access is gained to the garage/fitness room, with its double doors leading to the rear courtyard of the property.
In all, this exclusive property offers excellent accommodation, decorated to an extremely high standard and adheres to the age old ‘location, location, location’ adage of what to look for when searching for the perfect place to live.
For many high net worth individuals across the globe, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is the jewel in the crown of the French Riviera, home to many of the world’s most beautiful – and expensive – properties. With a limited supply and huge demand, Cap Ferrat has for many decades represented a very attractive place to invest in property, drawing in sporting stars, royalty, politicians and business high fliers to its hidden coves and discreet hilltop villas. There is only one road in and out, meaning that high levels of security are easy to maintain, and the peninsula’s exclusive sandy beaches, tucked away in pretty bays with clear azur waters, offer privacy, exclusivity, and of course a touch of class. Cap Ferrat is home to one of the world’s most celebrated hotels – Grand-Hotel du Cap Ferrat – with its stunning views and Michelin starred restaurant, as well as numerous brasseries, restaurants and cafes, offering anything from traditional Provencal fare to contemporary dining and innovative international cuisine. There are brasserie restaurants on two beaches – Passable and Paloma, and if you’d rather eat on the quays, there are several excellent places to enjoy a meal at the water’s edge.
Cap Ferrat is also famous for its wonderful coastal footpath, which follows the coast round the whole peninsula, with wild flowers, umbrella pines bent from years of sea breezes, fantastic rock formations and, of course, simply fabulous views across the water. Cap Ferrat is wonderfully placed, forming the centre piece of the fabled Golden Triangle, flanked by Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Villefranche-sur-Mer, two of the prettiest and most charming villages on the French Riviera. Monaco is just 20 minutes’ drive away, Nice city is 15 minutes and Nice airport just 30 minutes drive.
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