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A magnificent villa in Cap d’Ail, a French Riviera resort located a stone’s throw from Monaco, has been listed for sale by Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate Michaël Zingraf Real Estate for about $33.5 million. Frequented in the 1940s by the likes of Greta Garbo and Winston Churchill, today Cap d’Ail’s most notable residents tend to be of the Russian oligarch variety. The luxury property, designed in the Belle Epoque style, is in fact comprised of two villas offering 12 bedrooms, six full baths and three partial baths, set on a private landscaped plot very close to the captivating Mala beaches.
The main mansion features an enormous master bedroom with en suite bath, dressing room and study, six additional bedrooms each with their own bathrooms, and a dramatically scaled living room painted with a trompe l’oeil garden scene opening onto a large, gracious terrace facing the sea and overlooking the elaborately landscaped, south-facing swimming pool. Rich wood paneling, coffered ceilings and inlaid hardwood floors characterize the luxurious library complete with fireplace, while the stately dining room features elaborate molding, marble flooring and a vaulted ceiling and opens onto another large terrace with an ocean view.
Guests can be accommodated in the second villa which has three bedrooms and two baths of its own, while an annex offers an apartment for household staff above a four car garage suitable for a fleet of Rolls-Royces.