Best Architect Designed Homes for Sale in France in 2017

A selection of ten of the best architect designed properties on the market in France

French property with an individual style

Architect designed homes are often uniquely beautiful properties. And although they can be expensive, this is certainly not always the case. There is a vast variety of styles, locations, sizes and prices to choose from. You may be pleasantly surprised at just what you can get for your money.

Huge variety and choice

France is a hugely diverse country, and there are architect homes to be found all the length and breadth of it. Are you looking for a sleek, city pad (Best Luxury Property for Sale in France - Perfect for Bankers' Bonuses), a seaside stunner with views over the Med, or the Atlantic, or something special in the mountains? Is an eco friendly property top of your shopping list (Green and eco friendly building in France), or is it all about exclusivity? Are you looking for a clearly contemporary design, or is it more important to you to find a home that harmonises with the countryside and style of existing, traditional buildings?

A home with the wow factor

If you are one of those people who like your home to have the wow factor that only an architect designed home can give, then take a look at the following properties. Ten of the very best architect designed properties that are on the market in France are lined up for your inspection and all you have to do is take your pick.

 
 

Reduced price - Architect designed barn conversion with gite - fabulous long view
Aquitaine
Dordogne

Reduced price - Architect designed barn conversion with gite - fabulous long view

258,600 Euros

Take a barn and implant a lot of glass in the end wall with a stunning view and this is what you get – a unique property. The focus of your vision is to the outdoors from the downstairs salon, a mezzanine bedroom and even the bathroom. The open plan feel of the living space is enhanced with the exposed beams and wood ceiling, cleverly insulated to avoid heat loss.

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Architect designed property to provide both gite & B&B accommodation.
Limousin
Haute-Vienne

Architect designed property to provide both gite & B&B accommodation.

285,000 Euros

The property is of many parts in that the 3 bedroom house also has a self-contained apartment in the attic where you see 6 handsome dormer windows. These look out over fields and the front graveled drive with a variety of trees species and laid-out paths and parking for several cars. The back of the house has a bedroom feature of a roof terrace of 9m². In addition there are 2, two person gites annexed to the house: ‘The Tower’ & ‘The Lodge’, which are sold ready furnished.

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Architect Designed 6 Bed House With heated Pool And Paddock
Bretagne
Côtes-d'Armor

Architect Designed 6 Bed House With heated Pool And Paddock

345,000 Euros

Situated just outside a thriving town is this 6 bedroomed architect designed extremely spacious detached house built in 1985, located in complete privacy, comprising on the ground floor of open plan design split level lounge, diner, games room, office and kitchen, utility room, two ground floor bedrooms and a family bathroom, on the first floor there are 4 further bedrooms. Further benefits include, under floor heating to ground floor, triple glazed windows and doors,

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Unique Architect's house in the vineyards near town and beaches.
Aquitaine
Gironde

Unique Architect's house in the vineyards near town and beaches.

645,000 Euros

This superb, original house was designed by the renowned architects AEA of Strasbourg, and completed to the highest standards in 2005. Situated in a peaceful setting at the edge of AOC Pauillac-Médoc vineyards, it is minutes from the town, the Gironde estuary, several golf courses and the lakes and beaches of Lacanau and Hourtin. Bordeaux and the airport are 40 minutes. The house features very large rooms and is incredibly light thanks to the huge glass areas in all rooms.

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Evreux, in a residential area
Haute-Normandie
Eure

Evreux, in a residential area

650,000 Euros

Very spacious architect designed villa in a prestigious neighbourhood. This 243m2 property offers a generous amount of space and an exceptional view, is not overlooked from any side, and is set in a beautiful landscaped 1750m2 garden with a heated swimming pool.

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Architect Style Villa With Pool And Landscaped Garden, Alenya
Languedoc-Roussillon
Pyrénées-Orientales

Architect Style Villa With Pool And Landscaped Garden, Alenya

734,000 Euros

On the edge of the lovely village of Alenya at 5mins drive from the International Golf course of St Cyprien, this is a beautiful single storey architect style villa offering 215m² total living space on 1400m² landscaped garden with swimming pool. It offers 4 bright en-suite bedrooms, a spacious living dining area with fireplace open on covered terraces through large French bay window and to the swimming pool, an equipped kitchen, a pantry room and a study.

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Beautiful country house with outbuildings
Midi-Pyrénées
Ariège

Beautiful country house with outbuildings

735,000 Euros

This beautiful property comprises a completely renovated mansion under architect and in a surprising way. Resulting in a very bright, cozy home with all modern comforts. Situated amidst a well planted garden of 3 hectares with open view on the rolling hills, without any nuisance, or neighbors, or roads.

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Stunning architect-designed apartment in Cannes
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Alpes-Maritimes

Stunning architect-designed apartment in Cannes

1,090,000 Euros

CANNES - CLOSE TO LA CROISETTE Less than 10 minutes walk from La Croisette and the beaches, this magnificent contemporary loft-style apartment has been created by an interior designer. This elegant triplex provides 4/5 rooms and 182sq m of living space with 70sq m of terrace and has been built using high quality materials - concrete, wood, glass and steel.

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Architect designed chalet
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

Architect designed chalet

1,665,000 Euros

A architect-designed, modern chalet built using old wood, glass and steel. It enjoys a bright aspect, with floor to ceiling windows and has full views of the Mont Blanc mountains from the living area and outside terrace and garden. The chalet has 4 bedrooms reached from the garden level. There are 3 good-sized en-suite bedrooms, as well as a large bedroom suite with an office area, bathroom and dressing room plus direct access to the outdoor hot-tub.

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Sale Townhouse - Antibes Centre
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Alpes-Maritimes

Sale Townhouse - Antibes Centre

2,180,000 Euros

Sale Townhouse - Antibes Centre 2 180 000 € 6 rooms - 4 bedrooms - 206 m2 - View : Sea Mountains Reference 1799135 - In central Antibes lies this very unique townhouse on three-levels with a private terrace with stunning view of the Mediterranean Sea, the yacht harbor and the mountains. Within walking distance to shops, old town and many restaurants. This town house is truly one of a kind, designed by an architect and has its private elevator leading up to every floor.

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The choice is endless

The properties listed above are just a small election of the current crop of architect designed properties on the market around France, and serve to demonstrate the diversity, quality and range of price that can apply to these very individual homes. Not all will be to your taste, but isn't that the point? Somewhere among this lot may be your dream home, and if not, keep looking, there are many, many more.

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About the author

Joanna Simm moved to the Languedoc area of south-west France in October 2004 having found her property through French Property Links.

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