27 August 2020
Villa Laurie in Mougins
The Villa Laurie is an atypical residence located in the center of Val de Mougins, on the impasse des Bellevues, at the foot of the old Village. It has two entrances: at 20 Impasse des Bellevues, the main entrance opening onto a large interior patio, and at 50 Impasse des Bellevues, the secondary entrance which, among other things, provides access to the ground floor apartments.
Completed in 2003, the residence comprises around twenty apartments with terraces and hanging gardens. Architecturally, the Villa Laurie is undeniably contemporary in type. Its Danish architect Hans Barreth is known among other things for his realizations of apartment buildings in Mandelieu - Cannes Marina with the Concorde or the Suffren, as well as the Jardins de l'Etoile in Le Cannet. The Villa Laurie is his last major achievement, its facade is in raw concrete covered with vegetation..
The residence is on 5 staircase levels to preserve everyone's privacy and enhance the feeling of being in a villa. On the highest levels, and on the south corner of the building, the apartments have a side sea view, but all the other apartments still have a very nice unobstructed view of Pibonson hill.
The apartments on level 0 have small private swimming pools set in beautiful gardens, and many are duplex. The upstairs apartments very often have large terraces with hanging gardens. And for homeowners who requested the option during construction, jacuzzis were installed on the terraces.
It is a high standard residence which was originally intended essentially for foreign clients. Many Scandinavians bought the apartments off plan. The architect gave priority to the volumes and distribution of the rooms. Thus, there are one bedroom apartments of 70m², 2 bedroom of 110m² or 4 bedroom of 130m². To our knowledge, the largest apartment is on the 4th floor has 5 bedrooms and measures 210m². All the apartments have large windows, which makes them very bright, especially since the main facade faces south-west.
The location of Villa Laurie is ideal, quiet and within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Indeed, the Val de Mougins offers a whole range of amenities: bakery, greengrocer, florist, hairdressers, restaurants, doctors, banks, and of course real estate agencies ???? You can also go from Villa Laurie to the village of Mougins on foot, if you don’t mind a little climb! Supermarkets are 2 minutes by car, the center of Cannes 20 minutes. You can also go to Cannes by bus with a bus stop located right next to the residence.
Today, in addition to foreigners looking for a pied-à-terre, many owners have their main residence there. Some are seniors who have sold their large houses, no longer wanting to maintain a garden, but wanting to be closer to amenities on foot while maintaining a quality living environment.
Understandably Villa Laurie is in high demand, and due to the small number of apartments, it is rare to have apartments for sale.
Here are some photos of apartments sold at Villa Laurie in Mougins by our Century 21 Coast and Country real estate agency: