A striking contemporary home with quite exceptional views
This modern classic is directly inspired by Richard Neutra's iconic Kaufmann house. Created for the current owners by a local architect and skilled builders to have extremely low energy and maintenance costs. See our dedicated Microsite http://www.gascony-chateaux.com/ip1189/.The streamlined design of the building hugs the natural contours of the land to benefit from the grandeur of the site while remaining almost unnoticed itself. All main rooms face south and have the same panoramic views, with the land falling enticingly away into a patchwork of fields and woods stretching to the horizon and the backdrop of the Pyrenees. Once inside, the visitor is immediately struck by the extraordinary amount of light, with the countryside almost entering the living space. The accommodation has a highly efficient linear layout giving the impression of an apartment suspended in the countryside. The living, kitchen and dining areas flow together with easy access to the terrace deck and swimming pool. The bedroom wing comprises three elegant suites, each with its storage area, shower room or bathroom. All rooms are linked by an open passageway, lit by high ceiling windows along its 33 metres of length and a line of sight across the pool of 60 metres. All decoration is in white, with the same travertine stone flooring and the bedroom doorways open the full ceiling height of 2.7 metres. To the rear are the service areas including cloakroom, utility room, heating plant, wine and wood stores and a lockup garage/workshop and carport a level above. With ground source heating, solar and photovoltaic panels on the roof, the total energy cost averages an impressively low figure of 70 euros per month. 2.016 hectares. The spare grassland is hay-cropped by a neighbour.
Set on the outskirts of an historic medieval village. Local shops & restaurants 8kms. Mirande 16kms, Marciac and Vic Fezensac 20kms. Auch (prefecture) 30kms. Pau airport 93kms. Toulouse airport 110 kms.Further information including floorplans, additional images, etc. are available by request within a DEDICATED MICROSITE - reference IP 1189.