High-Fashion Bubble Palace Owned by Designer Pierre Cardin Awaits a Buyer
Is it this French mansion’s bright pink color, bolbus shape, or fashion designer owner that makes it so captivating? Most likely, it’s a mix of all three, plus the fact that boundary-pushing architect Antti Lovag designed it. Built in 1979, this groovy architectural masterpiece known as Bubble Palace is one of the finest homes for sale in the world.
Famous designer Pierre Cardin listed the almost 13,000-square-foot home in 2017 for $383.9 million, a value that certainly doesn’t bring in every buyer looking for a getaway near Cannes. Perched on the Riviera near the glamorous town, the unmistakable residence is still on the market three years later waiting for the right buyer and now asking an undisclosed amount.
There isn’t a square or rectangle in sight at this curvaceous pad. With unique bubble-shaped rooms that all boast sea views, its no wonder Dior held a fashion show here just a few years ago. On top of having 10 bedroom suites decked out with contemporary art, the pink palace also has a 500-person amphitheater nestled on cliffs above the water that makes for a dazzling and dramatic performance space.
Every spot in this mansion brings a wow-factor. Doorways, pools, and bathrooms are all photoshoot ready with a retro aesthetic that would fit in perfectly in an Austin Powers or James Bond film. A home with this much personality beckons for a buyer to match.
Michaël Zingraf of Christies International Real Estate has the high-fashion listing.