Villa Vasilisa is a charming 18th century stone house in the south of France. It was lovingly restored with great taste, character and, also, stylistic flair. As a result, it is fantastically and idiosyncratically furnished but also contains all modern conveniences.
Classic yet quirky design:
We took great care to outsource period lighting and furniture and also to preserve a number of original features. That includes the black marble fireplace, the wrought iron stairway, the large ornate cast iron Godin wood fireplace, terracotta floors, massive beams and wooden doors. The original features reflect the quintessential style of Languedoc villas in the area, hence the reason for restoring and maintaining them.
Ample space for comfort, luxury and privacy:
The villa has 5 bedrooms and, 2 living rooms and a formal reception room. The top floor functions as a self-contained apartment since it has 2 large en-suite bedrooms with their own walk-in closets and a sitting area with additional sleeping facility if required. The kitchen on the ground floor also has its own informal dining/breakfast room.
Special touches: our garden, hamam-style room and BBQ patio:
The Villa Vasilisa back room, originally a buanderie, opens to both front and back courtyards and is arranged as a more formal dining area/library. Known colloquially as the ‘hammam’ due to its Moroccan influence, it boasts a sunken stone-tiled bathtub as a special feature.
A fragrant front garden planted with wisteria, albizia, lilas des Indes, lavender, rosemary and other Mediterranean herbs and flowers allows for al-fresco dining. In addition, a small back garden houses a traditional stone BBQ and a number of bicycles.