Henri and Jean Prouvé’s Villa Dollander is for sale on the French Riviera

A midcentury masterpiece

Designing this seafront villa on France’s Cote d’Azur was a family affair for the Prouvé brothers, who engineered the prefab Villa Dollander using their innovative industrial building techniques.

The three-bedroom French holiday home was designed for the Dollander family and completed in 1951 in Lavandou, overlooking Saint Clair beach. It was one of the Prouve brother’s most successful residential experiments, blending built and natural environments via glass-fronted volumes that open onto 2,460 sq m of Mediterranean gardens and trees.

A concrete slab supports the 100 sq m home: a structural central beam in folded sheet metal is supported by porticoes, while exterior posts are fabricated from steel tubes. Along with interior panels, the elements were machined in Maxéville before being assembled on-site by Jean Prouvé to Henri’s design.

The Cote d’Azur property is remarkably intact and was designated a historical monument in 1991. Villa Dollander is now for sale with Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty for €6.36m and includes a second 85 sq m guest house with three further bedrooms.

Villa Dollander for sale on the Cote d'Azur was designed by the Prouve brothers
Photography: Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

Glass panes offer views through the home to the seafront, while glass portholes play with light inside the midcentury modern interiors.

Take a tour of the home in the gallery.

Villa Dollander for sale on the Cote d'Azur was designed by the Prouve brothers
Photography: Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty
Villa Dollander for sale on the Cote d'Azur was designed by the Prouve brothers
Photography: Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty
Villa Dollander for sale on the Cote d'Azur was designed by the Prouve brothers
Photography: Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty
Villa Dollander for sale on the Cote d'Azur was designed by the Prouve brothers
Photography: Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

Stay in a former aerodrome clubhouse designed by Prouvé and Le Corbusier

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