On the French Riviera, the former James Bond house worthy of Sean Connery is on sale for $ 33 million.
The seaside mansion sits on a rocky cliff in the French seaside resort of Nice, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The 5-bedroom, 10,700-square-foot villa has two pools, two guest villas, and just over one hectare of terraced Mediterranean gardens.
The Belle Epoque-style house is the former long-time residence of the Scottish actor who is best known for playing the role of James Bond in the spy film franchise in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
Connery and his French Moroccan artist wife Micheline Roquebrune, originally from the region, would have owned the property in the 1980s and 1990s. The house, which overlooks the port of Nice and is 30 minutes from Monaco, is still locally called “la Sean Connery’s house. “
Known as Villa Le Roc Fleuri, its exterior exudes the glamor of the old French Riviera, with its classic French-style architecture and its dominant position on the Cap de Nice, offering it a high panoramic view and to the west on the Mediterranean Sea, Nice and the mountains behind, from its renovated rooms and gardens.
Noting its chic location, Knight Frank’s Mallet Morgan sales agent Edward says, “One of the wonderful things about the French Riviera is the feeling of star dust – a favorite place for royal families as well as Coco Chanel, Pablo Picasso, Grace Kelly and Sir Sean Connery. “
He adds, ” [the villa is] close to Nice, Cap Ferrat and Monaco… and offers a breathtaking view along the sparkling Côte d’Azur as well as more land and grounds than you would usually get for such a property on the edge some water. You have the view of the sea, but also the coast and inland, so even at night, the view sparkles with light. ”
Inside, it has a luxury contemporary interior, with 3 reception rooms, 5 bathrooms, a wrought iron lift decorated on all floors, a gym and fitness room, a hammam with changing rooms and shower, intercom , laundry room, cellar, and a staff apartment above the attached garage, according to their sales details.
Its balcony, its two wraparound terraces and its roof terrace all overlook the sea and its main living room has floor-to-ceiling windows offering one of its many impressive panoramic views to the west. Meanwhile, its indoor pool on the ground floor opens onto its gardens, according to its sales details.
The new landscaped gardens cascade down the cliff and are formed by large terraces with manicured lawns, an abundance of brightly colored plants, shrubs and palm trees, stone walls and a path down to a road coastal on the waterfront, according to its sales details.
Offering a private and nestled setting, Villa Le Roc Fleuri is behind an imposing closed entrance and is approached by a gently sloping driveway overlooking its gardens. On the grounds, there are 3 closed driveways to the house, a saltwater pool, two two-bedroom guest villas and 5 parking spaces.
Referring to his link with Connery, de Mallet Morgan says that “not since the sale of Coco Chanel’s old villa, La Pausa, I’ve only experienced the interest of the press and buyers in selling a villa on the Riviera. The James Bond factor just doesn’t cool down. ”
The house is sold by Knight Frank