On the other side of the Alpilles, I visited another home as a possibility for my friends. This house is a few minutes walk from the center of St. Remy de Provence and yet has a very peaceful feel to it. The pool with a glass and iron pavilion off to the side was zen enough to have been inspired by Bali.
It is rare to see a home that has guarded such continuity in its renovation, down to small touches such as leather covered light switches. The main floor consists of an open plan piece de vie with sitting, dining and kitchen areas all flowing smoothly into one another. There is also a master bedroom and bath as well as an office. Up the stairs is a sleeping loft with bath perfect for a moody teen.
Things get more interesting on the lower floor with its home cinema, hammam and wine cellar.
There are also two independent apartments in the home, one of which has a private entrance. Both have private outdoor areas as well as full kitchens and baths. The current owners have used them as vacation rentals, something that it is quite lucrative in Provence, as you can imagine.
The charming Eric Didner of the Agence des Alpilles showed us this property. He can be reached at the agency on: (33) 04 90 54 54 55 or feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Here is a link with (better) photos and more info: