A property consisting of four villas, offering a panoramic view over the Baie des Anges, with an incredible solarium terrace. Requires renovation. For sale via Savills Nice. REF NIC180004
Originally built in 1870 by an Italian entrepreneur, it was transformed when purchased in 1890 by British merchant Achille Larrey, who renamed it Beausite. Not content with the modest exterior, he had local architect Sebastian-Marcel Biasini enlarge and refurbish the property, giving it an impressive mélange of Victorian and Neo-Pompeian architecture.
1910 saw the construction of 'Villa Isba', which became a recluse for Madame Larrey during her final years, and 'Villa Les Roches' and 'Villa Hyacinthe', found use as guest housing and staff accommodation.
Bought in 1920 by British diamond merchant, Lewis Lindon, who lived there with his family until 1941, when they relocated to Switzerland. In 1948, the property was sold to Gisèle Tissier, famed artist, poet, harpist and owner of a high fashion store in Paris. She installed 18 harps and 3 pianos and it took 10 trucks to move all her belongings. She spent the rest of her life in the property, composing over 400 musical pieces.
Gaining listed status in 1987, the illustrious property boasts unrivalled sea views over the Baie Des Anges. South-west facing, the solarium terrace and large gardens look out towards the harbour of Nice and beyond.
Agency fees payable by the vendor. Table of fees available online at savills.fr and on request.
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