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PoMo French Riviera home is a renovation challenge in a prime spot

This postmodern French Riviera home might be designed around an angular atrium, is on sale for a bargain price of €990,000, but there’s one snag: its 35-year-old interior needs reviving.

The 1980s Côte d’Azur property lies 10 miles from Nice and has a double-height space with a pool and planting, lit by a skylight and glass walls. It offers a great opportunity for buyers with some extra cash and imagination to honour its unusual design and bring it back to its original glory.

A lagoon atrium is at the heart of the Cote d'Azur property - on the market for under €1m in the hotspot
Credit: Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

Pink stucco covers its concrete trapezoid form, punctuated by simple window openings and topped with a large glass roof. The three-bedroom La Colle sur Loup building has an angled roof terrace wall supported by external buttresses that slope down to ground level to enclose two sun terraces.

Inside, a central pool area flows on the outdoors and additional living spaces with rough plaster, timber, and raw concrete elements. A floating staircase leads up to the galleried upper floor with forest views.

Views of the forest can be enjoyed from the top floor
Credit: Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

La Colle sur Loup architect Michel Juillard designed the 1,991 sq ft postmodern property between 1984 and 1989 for a landscape gardener. Legend has it that the project got approved because Julliard was a ‘local boy,’ according to selling agent Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty, which describes the home as a ‘gem to be discovered.’

The sun terrace is set at canopy level
Credit: Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

The Glass Barn frames views of the East Sussex landscape

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