location: Mougins, Côte d’Azur, France | architecture: David Price Design | interior design: David Price Design | photography: Hervé Hôte

For the acknowledged Francophile – as is the writer – once visited the Côte d’Azur lives long in the memory. Provence is achingly beautiful and the best of its architecture very sympathetic to the rolling, arid Mediterranean countryside. Architect David Price captures the essence of the region in his work, which is notable for its synergy of design and purpose. On a vacant plot of 1.4 hectares in Mougins, he designed this new home of 600 square metres.

The brief was to create a traditional Provençale / Spanish-style property, arranged over two floors. The upper storey was to house five bedrooms, each en suite and with its own private balcony, whilst the ground floor would encompass a variety of linked indoor / outdoor and semi-covered spaces, providing the flexibility to entertain guests year-round. A series of more functional areas – including an office and laundry room – were to be incorporated, but on a separate axis so as not to disturb the principalinterior flow.

Says David Price: ‘The client wanted a grand house in a mélange of Spanish and Provençale styles, complete with terraces and balconies. It was to have a classical, north-facing façade and an extensive, horizontal platform to the south and west containing the lawn, pool and indoor / outdoor terraces.’

For the full article see Habitat #253 May / June 2016