Villa Frederica


Villa Frederica

Villa Frederica is a renovation of a neo-Provencal house perched on a cliff top overlooking the bay of Cannes. It incorporates a striking juxtaposition of styles, combining traditional elements with a contemporary twist. The villa, which had a rather outdated look, has been completely redesigned, with the remains of the existing building converted into a contemporary home.

Localisation : Cannes – France

Projet Type : Renovation

Area : 2585 sqm

Land : 295 sqm

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The project, which seamlessly blends opposites together, contrasts the traditional building with the assertive brutality of a concrete addition to the existing structure, which enhances and reinterprets the charm of the regionalist tradition.

This design duality is also present in the interiors, where we wanted to create a soft, soothing atmosphere using natural materials and artisanal techniques to give a sense of understated luxury. Given the views, the connection to the outdoors was a priority. The architectural response is both in keeping with tradition and resolutely modern to ensure a continuous dialogue with nature. We erased the line between inside and outside by introducing fully retractable windows and doors around the living spaces. 

This way, the 180-degree views are always in sight and the garden, which is designed in harmony with the traditional “restanque” terraces of the area in a tiered structure planted with native Mediterranean trees, really comes into its own.