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Best Contemporary Property for Sale in France in 2017

A selection of ten of the best French contemporary properties on the market in 2017

French property in 2017

2017 is a great time to invest in French property, as prices are lower than they have been for some years. In fact, prices are now broadly similar to what they were in 2005, prices having been falling since 2011.

Contemporary property for sale in France

Although France is known for its many old, heritage properties, there are also a good number of contemporary homes on the market. Interest in contemporary and uniquely designed properties has increased partly due to the influence of popular property programmes, like Channel 4's "Grand Designs" (Most Popular TV Programmes about French Property). Several "Grand Designs" shows have centred on properties in France, highlighting the possibilities.

What does contemporary property offer?

Contemporary houses have clean, modern lines, up to date (often state of the art) fixtures and fittings and offer a low maintenance lifestyle. Many have large, floor to ceiling windows to make the most of the stunning views of the French seaside, countryside and mountains.

French contemporary property can be environmentally friendly

Contemporary properties are often far more environmentally friendly than older properties. They have been built since architects gained a better understanding of environmental issues, and the designs and build quality of these properties reflects this. Take, for example, our stunning property in Languedoc-Roussillon (Languedoc-Roussillon Property Guide).

French contemporary property can be cheap to run

As well as being environmentally friendly, contemporary homes often offer solar heating, so they are not just "green" but save money too (Green and eco friendly building in France). And however modern the design, contemporary property can blend harmoniously with the landscape. Up to date building methods combine with local materials to create the most exciting architecture and produce truly unique homes. Here, ten of the best contemporary properties currently on the market in France are listed.

 
 

Contemporary stone house with views just outside Sarlat
Aquitaine
Dordogne

Contemporary stone house with views just outside Sarlat

165,000 Euros

Dordogne Périgord Noir: Contemporary stone house with large balcony and great views dating from 1960 on the outskirts of the pretty medieval town of Sarlat La Canéda; around 117 m2 of living space on two floors and the possiblility of making two separate apartments; all set in around 1000 m2 of mature grounds.

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Contemporary - Brettes
Poitou-Charentes
Charente

Contemporary - Brettes

210,000 Euros

This architect-designed modern house has lovely throw-back touches including the fireplace in the living room, wooden floors, bright and light lounge with views over the country side and beautiful landscape garden. The property is still under guarantee. It is situated in a village with Bar/retaurant in a quiet position and on the edge of a little river.

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Contemporary house with pool close to Jarnac
Poitou-Charentes
Charente

Contemporary house with pool close to Jarnac

264,000 Euros

Three bedroom house with pretty gardens, pool and countryside views just minutes from the riverside town of Jarnac.

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Contemporary open plan 3/4 bedroom house (143m²)
Limousin
Haute-Vienne

Contemporary open plan 3/4 bedroom house (143m²)

245,000 Euros

This is a timber frame house built in 2012. It has a large open plan lounge diner/kitchen with vaulted ceiling opening onto the chestnut covered deck through bi-folding doors so the living area spills into the outdoors. Off the kitchen is a laundry room and back door.

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B&B near Normandy coast or large elegant contemporary family house
Basse-Normandie
Manche

B&B near Normandy coast or large elegant contemporary family house

318,000 Euros

Elegant and spacious contemporary property currently used as B&B with table d hôte. Ideally situated only 2km from the seaside.

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Contemporary, Detached, 4 Bed Coastal Home. Walking Distance to Beach
Pays de la Loire
Vendée

Contemporary, Detached, 4 Bed Coastal Home. Walking Distance to Beach

385,000 Euros

Walking distance to beach (15 mins) shops, restaurants and port (25 mins) A modern, spacious and open plan home designed by the owner and constructed in 2009. This elegant property provides comfortable living space with a master bedroom and en suite on the ground floor and two further bedrooms with en suites on the first floor.

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Contemporary villa with delightful gardens and pool
Poitou-Charentes
Charente

Contemporary villa with delightful gardens and pool

392,200 Euros

This impressive contemporary property is set in mature gardens and has a light and airy interior.

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Contemporary loft with 160 m² of living space, terrace, courtyard and pool, near Pezenas.
Languedoc-Roussillon
Hérault

Sold/Under offer

Contemporary loft with 160 m² of living space, terrace, courtyard and pool, near Pezenas.

499,000 Euros

Superb contemporary loft offering 160 m² of living space including 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a terrace of 32 m², a courtyard with pool and a lovely summer kitchen plus a private garage. Located in a village with all amenities, less than 10 minutes from Pézenas and 15 minutes from beaches close to Marseillan.

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Farm house near Annecy Lake in Haute Savoie
Rhône-Alpes
Haute-Savoie

Farm house near Annecy Lake in Haute Savoie

640,000 Euros

Character property for sale near Annecy Lake in Haute-Savoie is located a stone's throw from top attractions such as Annecy, Courchevel, Chamonix Mont-Blanc, Megeve and Geneva. A subtle blend of authentic and contemporary, this renovated farmhouse enjoys a prime location suited to tourist activities. An easy transformation in guest rooms or flats can easily be envisaged in order to create rental properties, gites or bed and breakfast.

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*** Reduced Price *** Spacious, contemporary converted Stone Barn dating from the 1850's,
Languedoc-Roussillon
Hérault

*** Reduced Price *** Spacious, contemporary converted Stone Barn dating from the 1850's,

897,000 Euros

Located in the greater Beziers region, Languedoc-Roussillon, South of France, this stunning stone property is finished to a very high standard and offers some spectacular design elements as well as a host of possibilities including Gîtes, B&B, holiday rental or running a business from home. The ground floor includes a vast, cathedral-like living space flooded with light from a huge arched stone doorway which opens out onto the garden and pool.

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Additional articles which may be of interest:


Buying Off Plan Property in France
How To Buy the Perfect Second Home in France
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