For anyone who is passionate about design and contemporary architecture, St Tropez and its cobbled streets may not seem like an obvious choice of holiday destination. However, in truth, Saint-Tropez’s old-school, Provencal glamour is only one part of its charm. Today we’ll look at three jaw-dropping modern villas, all of which are located at Pampelonne, and enjoy extraordinary sea views, access to glamorous beach clubs and beautifully avant-garde design. Let’s explore…
Discover stunning modern architecture in St Tropez
Villa Vertige – Hollywood on the Riviera
The beautiful 650m² Villa Vertige – architecture at its most stylish – was constructed over two levels, with floor to ceiling windows offering extraordinary views of Pampelonne beach. It has six bedrooms, all with flat-screen TVs, luxurious ensuite bathrooms and beautiful sea and garden views. The spacious drawing room has minimalist white décor and bold examples of modern art. One in particular – a large portrait of Steve McQueen – hints of Hollywood, a theme that is continued in the home cinema with its comfortable reclining loungers. The kitchen is spacious and well-equipped.
Outside, two flights of steps lead to the heated swimming pool, and there are lovely terraces studded with exotic plants, and shady dining areas. At night, the terraces and pool area are beautifully illuminated, creating a stylish ambience. Villa Vertige, St Tropez, is completely private and not overlooked, leaving you to enjoy it with only your favourite people.
Villa Ama Pampelonne – Minimalist and Playful
Another example of the exquisite contemporary architecture St Tropez has to offer is the 500m² Villa Ama Pampelonne, which is striking, sleek and all-white; not to mention it overlooks a heated pool with elegant recliners. Its six bedrooms are beachy white, with dashes of vividly-coloured art and photography. The furniture is minimalist and playful, the lighting sleek and contemporary, and the kitchen gleaming. The floor to ceiling windows allow for plenty of natural sunlight, while the rooms are elegant and spacious.
Outside, there are different areas for relaxing and a sheltered dining area overlooking the pool, all of which are illuminated at as the sun sets. The landscaped gardens are luscious, with an olive grove and even a private helipad! The property enjoys panoramic views over Pampelonne Bay and is not overlooked.
Villa Mirage II – Where Interior and Exterior Meet
For a more industrial take on contemporary architecture, St Tropez offers us Villa Mirage II, which has five bedrooms – all equipped with luxurious bathrooms – and an urban-style dark grey kitchen. The living and dining areas open out on both sides: to the front is the elegant seating area, shaded by tall palm trees, to the rear is the stunning lap pool, ideal for practising lengths or relaxing. This is a villa where interior and exterior come together to create a sophisticated and highly luxurious feel. It also has extravagant sea views, beautifully landscaped gardens, and a shimmering water feature surrounding the entrance.
For discerning holidaymakers choosing between Villa Mirage II, Villa Ama or Villa Vertige, architecture and design are clearly important factors. Yet these three villas are just a few examples of the contemporary and unique styles of architecture St Tropez has to offer. Why not visit this chic Riviera hotspot to see more; as well as design, there are plenty more fantastic things to do in St Tropez….