The world is filled with incredibly weird and wonderful homes, and this is perhaps one of the best examples of contemporary modern architecture there is. We bring to you, gentlemen, the Bubble Palace – or Palais Bulles – in Cannes, which is now on the market for a cool £300 million.
Owned by world-famous fashion designer, Pierre Cardin, who lived in the home for over 20 years, the Bubble Palace has become something of an icon of our times. The 1,200 square metre complex was designed by famed Hungarian architect Antti Lovag who cited ‘ancestral homes’ and pre-historic caves as his inspiration. Throughout his car3er, Cardin associated himself with Space Age futurism; it was the ‘bubble dress’ that got his career off the ground in 1954. And while he was actually the second owner of the home, it was seemingly custom-built just for him.
This futuristic piece of art was built between 1975 and 1989, with hardly a right angle in sight. Inside its magnificence sits 10 space-aged homes, three swimming pools, a series of luxurious gardens, an amphitheatre that seats 500 people and an incredible view over the Mediterranean. With an incredible 6 undulating levels, the home sits on top of the Massif de L’Estereal, a beautiful mountain range in the South of France. The property is known for its incredible parties; everything from fashion shows to Cannes closing night parties have been attending by some of the most famous faces in the world. And if you’ve got £300 million in the bank, you could be joining those faces, too.
The Bubble Palace is available through Christie’s.