A Romantic Estate with Grounds by the Legendary Jean Mus Lists in Cannes Backcountry

If you’ve ever seen photos of wistful gardens in the South of France and wished you could transport there, chances are you’ve come across the work of Jean Mus. A maestro of the Mediterranean, the landscape architect is world-renowned for his creations, even dubbed “The Man Who Designed the Côte d’Azur” and “The Man with 1500 Gardens” by various publications. It’s hard to put a price on what an estate conceptualized by Mus should cost. Perhaps that’s why this rustic and romantic property in Cannes backcountry currently for sale will only disclose its price upon a buyer’s request.

Sloped in the hills of the Provencal village Châteauneuf de Grasse, the 14-bedroom villa dating back to the early 18th century happens to be closeby to where Mus grew up. Born in Grasse, the City of Perfume, the designer understands this particular area on a personal level.

Across the property’s 2.5 hectares, roughly 6 acres, Mus solely utilized Mediterranean species. The variety of flora, including flowers, olives trees, and fruit trees, mingle ever-so-easily. A tennis court, 18-meter pool, children’s playground, and pool house with a pizza oven are found amongst the land as well.

Historically an oil mill, the 7,322-square-foot villa has been completely restored. Its stone architecture and blue shutters enchant from a distance, then the interiors offer quintessential Provencal charm with wood beams, white walls, and oversized fireplaces. Providing panoramic views of the ocean as well, nothing leaves you wanting.

Only owned by three families in its history, the Cannes property is surely a gem someone will want to hang onto for a lifetime. Angie DELATTRE OPIO of Christie’s International Real Estate holds the listing.