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For sale: 1970s Bond villain lair in Dordogne, France

Riberac

Hanging off a hill near Riberac in the Dordogne region of France is a house designed and built in 1972, with the looks of a Bond villain’s summer retreat – Mas Marguerita.

This glass and steel house was the work of an unnamed Italian architect for his own use, offering two bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen / dining room / living room, bathroom and a south-facing balcony overlooking the landscaped garden and rolling countryside, plus the house’s own swimming pool.

This striking building is due for listing in France and is up for sale at around £230,000. You can also rent the place for a reasonable rate, but all weeks for this summer are now booked up.

Find out more at the Modern House website

  • On a recent ‘celebrity’ edition of ‘A Place in the Sun’ Tara Palmer-Tompkinson was shown around Antti Lovag’s 2nd ‘Palais Bulles’, just down the coast from the original he built for Pierre Cardin near Cannes.
    It needed a little work done on it, but a snip, I think, at £1.5 million.
    I think they said you could hire it out for £16,000 a day.