A rare opportunity has recently arisen in which Sean Connery’s villa in Southern France has been listed as available for sale with an asking price of $33.87 million. Although this is a residential property, it is much more than just a home.
It is a villa with multiple buildings which meet the needs of someone with the expectations Sean Connery has, considering the wealth he has earned as a famed actor and the lifestyle he is accustomed to as a famed British person whose accomplishments in life have earned him the opportunity to be knighted as an established Scotsman deserving of the honor.
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Layout and Design
The lot itself is more than an acre and is gated for privacy and security, with wonderful views from landscaped terraces and a trail leading to the sea. The main home on the property is a mansion with five bedrooms and five bathrooms for a large family or guests who are close friends. The home includes an elevator that allows access to the five levels of the home and a relaxing terrace on the roof.
In addition to the roof terrace, the house is surrounded by balconies and walkways at each level to allow for outdoor living while enjoying the wonderful weather the south of France is known for. Two smaller guest houses are also located on the property and a separate garage with upstairs apartments for onsite staff.
More Included Amenities
The property is loaded with additional features, as a villa, it includes spaces that might not be expected in a typical home. In addition to the outdoor swimming pool, the stone mansion includes a saltwater pool, an indoor swimming pool, and a full gym. It has parquet floors throughout, and custom-built French cabinetry in the kitchen and bathrooms. Even the railing for the stairs is a gorgeous piece of art made of wrought iron and exotic wood.
Buying from a Knighted Nobleman
Sean Connery is best known for his role as James Bond in the original movies. After his role as James Bond, he starred in multiple other movie roles before taking early retirement. He still makes appearances in movies he deems worthy. Born in Scotland, he moved to Spain for quite some years during his active acting career, before purchasing this villa overlooking the Mediterranean Sea outside the city of Nice.
He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in July of 2000 for his contributions to the film industry. He had been considered for the honor before but was prevented from the award due to his support for Scottish independence. In spite of his enthusiasm for all things Scottish, he served in the UK’s Royal Navy and has been a boon to Great Britain over the years.
The villa outside of Nice is listed at 33.87 million dollars. For more information about the property, the listing agent is Edward de Mallet Morgan, Knight-Frank, in Nice. The home is what you might expect from someone with the exquisite taste in finery such as James Bond.
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