Upon arrival at this impressive estate, set on a quiet road to Rozel in St. Martin, you can be forgiven for not noticing the grandeur. For behind the very private, tree lined and cobbled driveway with majestic gates, lies a 15,000 sq. ft beauty, set far enough back from the main road to be hidden amongst 7 acres of magnificent ancient woodland. Arguably on a par with a first-class new build, Le Vivier is a luxury multi-generational residence boasting 4 bedrooms en-suite in the main house, a separate two-bedroom apartment annex and one-bedroom guest cottage. The building’s distinctive and detailed reconfiguration, along with its carefully specified and well detailed fabric upgrade, delivers an exemplary turn-key home with outstanding energy efficiency across its multi-generational accommodation and leisure offerings.
The drawing room, located on the ground floor acts as the home’s centrepiece. It offers a luxury and contemporary look with pops of metallics, surrounded by walnut hexagons and silk sofas and provides access to the large study with its dark brown wood panelled bookshelves. The ground floor further benefits from a formal dining room serviced by a kitchenette or prep kitchen, boot-room and cloakroom.
The kitchen or more appropriately described, kitchen emporium, complete with television lounge, dining room and a custom-built orangery that spans the length of the house, is located on the lower ground floor level. Limestone tiles with full underfloor heating line the expansive studio space within the kitchen emporium that includes an additional dining area, snug and doors opening out onto the rear patio. It’s the perfect family environment!
The kitchen emporium will undoubtedly become one of the most favoured areas in the house. The mood can be dictated by the Sonos audio system, with integrated Lutron keypads that are positioned around the entire property. Key rooms have also been fitted with TVs connected to a central hub giving 4K UHD distributed signals, with a simple to operate “Control4” system.
Each of the four en-suite bedrooms located across the first and second floors of the main house follow the signature DiCasa aesthetic of warm taupes, luxe velvets, and soft nudes. Old master mouldings have been perfectly restored and bronzed, with the occasional furniture adding gravitas and warmth. Each of the bedrooms contain a dressing room and make up area, designed and created to suit contemporary living requirements.
Le Vivier is the perfect multi-generational estate with its one-bedroom annex and a separate two-bedroom cottage, perfect for family or guests. The DiCasa team always have a focus on function, practicality, and style and this is perfectly represented in their additional living areas. The cottage and apartment annex are as equally luxurious as the main house, fitted with a selection of high-end appliances and finished with hand-chosen fabrics and statement kitchens.
The DiCasa team spared no expense in this leisure complex refurbishment from the stunning tiles to a state-of-the-art filtration system to clever lighting and contemporary aesthetic. The newly installed infinity pool has been fitted with a high performance automatic Roldeck pool cover, providing excellent insulation, and reduced energy consumption. The overall effect of this can result in energy savings of up to 70% as well as reduced water consumption. The result – an amazing light filled space dominated by an impressive pool and relaxation area. The leisure complex also includes a gym area, sauna, shower facilities, kitchen, and a bespoke wood panelled cinema with a 7.4.1 Atmos cinema system with projector and 140” screen, complete with bar and entertaining space above.
The entire residence conforms to DiCasa’s greener living objectives and exceeds sustainable expectations. The team had a distinctive vision with regard to this property’s retrofit. They wanted a low-energy, highly sustainable solution for this impressive estate. The project's carbon footprint has been assessed over its whole lifecycle, with both the embodied carbon of the retrofit and the operational aspects sensibly appraised.
Externally the property benefits from a triple garage as well as an abundance of forecourt parking to the front of the property. The meticulously tended and artistically landscaped gardens encircle the estate, with woodlands and agricultural fields at its boundaries, ensuring total seclusion and serenity.