Villa on the Rocks is located in Bandol, a seaside town in the Provence region in southeastern France. This “provencial” villa is anything but. Designed by architect Rudy Ricciotti, who also designed MuCEM in Marseille, it’s a modern home most famous for its spectacular (and unique) 28-meter aquarium pool with transparent walls that look into the lower floor of the house. The light refracted through the water makes an impression on the lower level, infiltrating the space with aquatic hues and watery whirls.
The home extends over three levels and weaves through outdoor terraces, open corridors, multiple living levels, and individual rooms. The designer mid-century modern furniture is vintage, and the gardens are masterfully manicured. But you’ll probably be spending most of your time in the pool which looks out over the ocean, valley, and 5,000 square meters of gardens.
Right now it’s for rent on AirBnb, but if you’ve got around 2.5 million euros to spend, the villa could be yours for good.