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Description of the property
The Alpilles is where we find the Mas Honorine : nestled in the Fountain Valley (le Vallon de la Fontaine) between the « pavillon d’amour de la Reine Jeanne » (Queen Jeanne’s love pavilion) and at the entrance to the Valley of Hell, which has inspired many famous artists, including Danté in his description of « Inferno » in The Divine Comedy. The crowning glory of this Mas is its coveted position offering a stunning view over the village, even more, magical as night falls.
Arriving at the largest property to be found at the foot of Baux de Provence, the rock face dominates right from the outset, rendering the Mas Honorine a unique and special place. Perfect harmony reigns over the 650m² of living space arranged across 3 separate residences.
The main Mas is the true heart of this property. The entrance leads to the Lounge Bar, a true work of art accentuated by the talented French Street Art and Graffiti artist Swed Oner. A second vast living area with oversized sofas surround a circular fireplace illuminated by 3 lamps formed with Murano blown glass.
A suspended staircase leads up to the master suite, with its private terrace and magical view over the property and village of Baux de Provence. From the Lounge Bar, there is access to a TV room leading to a suite with its own access to the garden. The dining room and kitchen combine together to give a superb open entertaining space of 70m². In addition, there is a utility room and a back kitchen. Large sliding doors open out onto the terrace, to the pool and the surrounding grounds. Upstairs there are 2 more well-appointed suites.
The second residence, a former troglodyte space, was transformed into 2 beautiful suites. The innovative black and white floor serves as a bold backdrop to showcase contemporary furniture.
Retracing our steps back down an attractive stone staircase we find the third residence - a small mas converted into two communicating suites both featuring the strong decor in the other residences.
Thanks to the provencal climate, the stunning terraces can be enjoyed throughout the year, making the most of the mild temperatures and the exceptional light, so precious to painters. With this in mind, the outside space has been designed as an extension of the living space which mirrors the atmosphere of the interior, reinforcing the feeling of unity. All the natural elements, the stone, the Mediterranean fragrant plants serve as a common thread throughout the grounds. A perfect harmony has been created between each element, the lily pond and the waterways that come together to enhance each other’s beauty.
The sculptures on display play an important role in reinforcing this harmony and the importance of nature. Particular attention has been paid to the use of lighting to render the grounds an enchanted place to be once night falls.
13520 Les Baux-de-Provence France
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