Live like the Great Gatsby: Mediterranean Style Villa for Sale on the French Riviera


This magnificent Mediterranean style villa in the French Riviera looks out onto the mesmerizing blue sea. With its distinct air of relaxation, there is no doubt that the villa inspired the famous writer Francis Scot Fitzgerald, author of “The Great Gatsby”, during his years living in the villa with his wife Zelda from 1922 to 1924.

This exclusive residence, named “Villa Picolette”, is currently on the market for 35.5 million dollars, or rather 27.5 million Euro.

The luxury villa dates back to the 19th century, it boasts an ideal location in Cap d’Antibes, along the French Riviera, at a mere 20 minutes from the center of Cannes and 30 minutes from Niece Airport.  The property embraces luxury in every sense of the word, it possesses a glorious view of the sea, miraculously-kept gardens, a wonderful terrace with an infinity pool and a private beach.


The villa was completely restored by the current owners, whom were sure to maintain the subtlety of the Art Déco period, with the addition of modern comforts typical for a luxury home of the 21st century. During the 1920’s Fitzgerald held many a lavish party in the residence, celebrity guests of the period included Ernest Hemingway. The property was of great inspiration for him for his 1934 novel “Tender is the Night”.


The villa measures approximately 800 square meters and it consists of seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a wine canteen, a bar and disco area. The interior design is rich with charm and elegance, with spacious rooms and tall ceilings.  The luxurious master suite contains an ample wardrobe, ensuite bathroom, and a terrace with a  breathtaking sea-view. In addition, the property also has accommodation for personnel and a triple garage.


The rooms on the ground floor are particularly elegant in style, with tall ceilings and large glass walls which create an immense sense of space and light. These rooms open up onto the shaded terrace, garden and sea. Additional bedrooms are situated on the second floor, along with an independent apartment with a living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and rooftop terrace. It is possible to access the Mirador from here, overflowing with sunlight, with a 360° view of the sea and the hills of Provence.


Outside on the terrace, by the swimming pool you can find a pool house equipped with a kitchen area, barbecue and sauna,  an ideal chill-out spot to soak up the spectacular view and relax in total tranquility.