SOLE AGENT. There are, in Biarritz, a handful of places which give the impression, on crossing the threshold, that one has gone back in time to discover the resort as it was yesteryear. Hidden behind its walls and nestled in leafy grounds, this property is undoubtedly one of these preserved gems.
Designed by architect Joseph Cazalis and built between 1910 and 1913, this exceptional Palladian-style property steeped in history has lost none of its former glory. The grounds, designed by the Gélos brothers allying shady alleys lined with plane and elm trees, bushes and a rose garden with a vegetable garden, are listed with no further construction possible.
Located just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the resort and the beaches, the property was for many years a regular rendezvous for the Basque-country’s high society.
The main villa offers about 700 sqm . The garden level includes a spacious fully south-facing living/reception room, a drawing room/library and a study (all with fireplaces), a spacious dining room, a compact kitchen and a remarkably decorated cloakroom. All rooms feature over 4-metre high ceilings and boast remarkable decorative features.
A monumental staircase accesses four spacious bedrooms with fireplaces, each with a bathroom and wc. These also benefit from high ceilings.
Seven further bedrooms, and 5 bathrooms with wc are on the top floor.
The entresol comprises a generously proportioned kitchen with a pantry, a boiler room, a utility room, two further bedrooms, a bathroom with a wc, a TV lounge and two storage rooms.
A near 90 sqm caretaker’s lodge comprises a living/dining room, a kitchen, two bedrooms, a bathroom and a wc. It also includes a 2-car garage.
Undoubtedly one of the most extensive and elegant properties in the heart of the resort.