If an eye-catching French villa falls under the category of dream holiday home for you, there's a French villa by architect Jean-Claude Mazet just waiting on you to purchase it. For approximately $1.65 million, the owner of the orange stucco-clad dwelling in Corsica will hand over the keys and the deed to the distinctly colored hilltop haven.
According to The Spaces, Villa Guardia was built in 1974, and has design elements like curved surfaces and porthole windows that reflect the organic architecture movement. The 1,668-square-foot property pokes out of the treetops, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The home is comprised of a kitchen along with three bedrooms, two bathrooms (one of which is covered in purple tile) and a garage. It also features a circular living area, a dining room, a sunken, round sitting area with a hearth, a mezzanine lounge that can be accessed by a floating staircase and terraces that grant a panoramic view of the sea.
Also, the villa's concentric interior spaces were supposedly designed according to the the Golden Ratio, which Canva succinctly sums up as an aesthetic marriage of harmony and proportion that "exists when a line is divided into two parts and the longer part (a) divided by the smaller part (b) is equal to the sum of (a) + (b) divided by (a), which both equal 1.618."
Moving on to much simpler math, the unique property borders a 3.2-acre oceanside park, and also comes with a lush, botanist-landscaped garden filled with "Mediterranean, African and American vegetal varieties," according to the listing. Port Vecchio is only a 15-minute drive away.
While its appearance isn't nearly as peculiar as some of the strange and unusual homes that have hit the market in years past, Villa Guardia certainly won't be the residence of choice for anyone who's into subtlety.