This impressive conversion is in the small coastal town of Villefranche Sur Mer on the French Riviera. Built in the 1900s, the structure housed a water cleaning station, fully operational until the early 1970s when it was shut down and the building abandoned. That is how it remained until Philippe Tondeur, a retired Belgian pilot, purchased it and together with Belgian interior designer Bernadette Jacques spent the next 15 years on its conversion into what it has become today, a luxury residence with unequalled views of the Mediterranean.
The industrial heritage of the structure has been left intact in the sensitive redesign of the vast interior area of 5.400 sq.ft. in addition to the 700 sq.f. guest apartment. The preservation of the exposed pipework and beams into the spectacular loft like spaces has created a unique identity for the home, in particular in the bright living space with all round views and the giant metal artifacts which contrast sharply with the elegance of the contemporary furnishings.
Three bedrooms and bathrooms, the essential pool with deck and hot tub guarantee every comfort in this modern home. The original feature of a 45 ft. tall water tank spans all three floors of the building down to the garage. A very smart redesign of an industrial space into a luxury residence in an exclusive location!