A Beauty Family Home in Cap D’Antibes
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Home for sale on the West side of Cap d’Antibes of 300 sqm, on a plot of 2200 sqm, with an independent studio measuring 25 sqm. Gerald and Sara Murphy, well-known wealthy expatriate Americans, moved to The French Riviera in the early 20th century and purchased 7 acres of gardens in Cap d’Antibes, at the heart of which lay “La Ferme des Orangers”. Respected for their generous hospitality and honoured for their parties, the Murphy’s transformed “La Ferme des Orangers” into a summer home for a vibrant selection of guests from their impressive social circle of writers and painters. The Hemingway family, for example, is documented to have stayed here in the early 1900s, and F Scott Fitzgerald mentions “La Ferme des Orangers” in his novel “Tender is the Night”. Today, having undergone an elegant renovation to optimise space and enhance luminosity, the property is now a beautiful 5 bed home, yet has retained its Provençal charm and characteristics. Within the 2200 sqm of land, and further to the 300 sqm of living area, can be found an independent studio measuring 25 sqm.
Cap d’Antibes is a small piece of paradise on the French Riviera, home to billionaires castles, palaces and prestigious dream residences, enjoying an exceptional view of the Mediterranean, west of the Lerins islands, and on the east the first summits of the Mercantour. Peninsula south of Antibes and east of Juan Les Pins, Cap d’Antibes developed from the nineteenth century with the arrival of wealthy tourists from all over Europe who, seduced by the place built luxurious mansions there. Thus, when discussing the Cap d’Antibes, one thinks immediately of it’s wonderful ‘billionaires’ Bay’, the prestigious villas and other luxurious residences nestled in the heart of a green oasis planted with pines, ancient olive trees and other Mediterranean species. Yet the Cap d’Antibes has maintained a wild aspect which today gives it all its charm: with its limestone cliffs, deep coves and a majestic coastline, we discover along the Coastguard Path an ultra-authentic and natural location.
This listing based on a property sourced from Sotheby’s Realty (tel. + 1-973.407.8010).