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La Ligne Droite : a jewel of modern architecture in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

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La Ligne Droite : a jewel of modern architecture in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Located at the entrance to the prestigious Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula, Villa La Ligne Droite perfectly embodies the heritage of the resort residences that helped make the Côte d'Azur a veritable laboratory of modern architecture. This exclusive peninsula, with a glorious history spanning more than 150 years, is home to some of the region's most prestigious residences.

A Dream Location in the Golden Triangle

This exceptional villa, currently offered for sale by Côte d'Azur Sotheby's International Realty, sits atop the famous Golden Triangle peninsula. It offers an exceptional living environment, combining absolute tranquility with breathtaking panoramic views of the magnificent Côte d'Azur bay.

Built in the 1930s, this spacious Art-Deco villa spans an impressive 594.55 m² and flourishes in the heart of sumptuous 4,000 m² gardens, enhanced by three superb terraces overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

A rich historical heritage

The history of Villa La Ligne Droite dates back to June 1931, when French architect Jean Bouchet designed the plans. The villa was built in 1932 by an entrepreneur from Nice, becoming the residence of Louis Le Sidaner, famous literary critic and son of the renowned post-impressionist painter Henri Le Sidaner.

It was in this villa that Louis Le Sidaner created his emblematic work, "Nuit du Cap Ferrat", now preserved in a private collection. During the Second World War, the villa was requisitioned by the German army because of its strategic position, but miraculously escaped damage.

It was later acquired by a Belgian businessman who recognized its heritage and architectural value. In November 2000, Villa La Ligne Droite was awarded the prestigious "Patrimoine du XXe siècle" label by the Commission régionale du patrimoine et des sites (CRPS).

In March 2001, it was listed on the supplementary inventory of historic monuments, before being classified as a historic monument in December 2001.

A Masterpiece of Modern Architecture

Villa La Ligne Droite embodies the modern style of architecture, recalling the famous creations of Le Corbusier. Its distinctive features include white walls, a roof terrace accessible from the outside, judicious use of reinforced concrete, steel and glass, as well as posts and beams.

The influence of naval architecture can also be seen in the porthole-like openings and terraces lined with tubular steel railings, reminiscent of the shape of a ship. At the top of the villa, a skylight evokes a semaphore. The architect designed the villa to adapt harmoniously to the uneven terrain, creating cascading terraces.

Natural light floods in thanks to an inverted funnel-shaped skylight and large windows in every room. The panoramic view from the villa stretches from Italy to Cap d'Antibes, offering a breathtaking spectacle.

A Prestigious Art of Living in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Villa La Ligne Droite fits perfectly into the prestigious lifestyle of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, a world-renowned destination. It is surrounded by sumptuous neighboring villas, some of which were designed by renowned architects such as Le Corbusier, Eileen Gray, Barry Dierks, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Pierre Chareau, to name but a few.

Cap Ferrat offers an exclusive living environment, blending elegance, culture and history, with the Grand Hôtel du Cap Ferrat enthroned on its cape and a luxurious real estate market.

Close to Monaco and Nice

In addition to its beauty and charm, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat enjoys a privileged location, being close to the glamour and luxury of Monaco as well as the dynamic city of Nice. This strategic location offers easy access to the attractions, cultural events and upscale services of these two iconic Côte d'Azur cities.

For more information on this exceptional property or to discuss any prestigious real estate project on the Côte d'Azur, please do not hesitate to contact our luxury real estate experts at Côte d'Azur Sotheby's International Realty at

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