Thursday, March 21, 2013

Jazz Age Writing Retreat For Sale

Most authors indulge in the idea of a little shack in some out of the way place. Somewhere they can get away from it all to write. Jazz age giant, F. Scott Fitzgerald, was no exception. And if, like Scott and Zelda, you’d like to do your creative running away in big style in the South of France, you can shell out a downpayment for Villa Picolette, currently being offered by Sotheby’s for an unadvertised $35.5 million.

Though the waterfront home has been remodeled (it’s been more than 70 years, after all), the elegance of Villa Picolette seems mainly intact. And it’s a pretty grand place, indeed. The 8000+ square foot shack once entertained Ernest Hemingway. And this is where Fitzgerald is said to have done research for the book that would become Tender is the Night.

The Sotheby’s web site offers more details in florid real estate patois:
In the heart of the most sought after Cap d'Antibes peninsula with direct access to the beach and to a private jetty. Close to all restaurants and shops and next to the harbor. 
La Croisette and Cannes center: 20 minutesNice International Airport: 30 minutes 
The interiors are full of charm and elegance, with spacious living areas and high ceilings. There is large, fully fitted kitchen, a wine cellar and a bar with discotheque. The sumptuous master bedroom suite includes a dressing room and en-suite bathroom. There are 4 further en-suite bedrooms to be enjoyed by family and friends. There is also separate staff accommodation, a triple garage and numerous outbuildings.
There’s more, along with a video complete with cheesy music, here.


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