Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

The daughter of a wealthy European banker, Beatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild  led a privileged life, and inheriting a vast fortune from her late father and unable to conceive children of her own she dedicated her life to building the magnificent Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild.

Construction began in 1907, prior to this Beatrice dismissed many of Frances fine architects including the architect of the famous Petit Palais and New Sorbonne to name a few. The now prestigious Jacques Marcel Auburtin has the privilege oppu7rtunity of designing and overseeing the construction until 1912 when it was finally completed. 

Beatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild

This beautiful Villa constructed in the luxurious town of Cap Ferrat during the early 1900’s is one of the most iconic attractions on the Cote d’Azur. 

The Villa is set within nine magnificent gardens redesigned in 1934 by Louis Marchand. When the gardens were first created in 1907 it took a daunting 7 years due to the inconvenient land formation chosen to construct the villa. Since 1934 the nine gardens have been themed which compliance with the villa as it has been created using a miss match of architectural styles and interior design. This perhaps in keeping with the modern and eccentric characteristics of Beatrice.    

French Garden

Spanish Garden

In 1933, one year before her death Beatrice gave her villa and sought after collection of porcelains, paintings and furniture to the Académie des Beaux-Arts. In the 21st Century the collections are still on display within Villa Rothschild and are referred to as the Rothschild style.

There are many events and wedding ceremonies held at the villa each year such as the Roses and Plants Festival, A day with the Baroness.

As Property Consultants specialising in the South of France we appreciate the architectural beauty of Villa Rothschild along with its phenomenal picturesque gardens. We are very familiar with the villa’s beauty having properties situated close by.

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