Take a peek inside Sean Connery’s US$33.9 million villa on the French Riviera
The palatial five-bedroom mansion was used in several scenes of Bond movie Never Say Never Again, starring the legendary late actor.
The late Sean Connery’s former villa on the French Riviera is on the market for US$33.9 million (S$46 million). The home was quietly put on sale in the weeks leading to the death of the former James Bond star on Oct 31.
Connery reportedly bought the villa around the time of his wedding in 1975 to French artist Micheline Roquebrune, who grew up in the area.
Though the pair haven't lived on the property for decades, the home is still fondly remembered by locals as “Sean’s place”. The villa was used for several scenes in Bond movie Never Say Never Again, when it was filmed in Nice and Monaco.
The sprawling mansion is located along a winding path at the edge of a cliff, overlooking Nice and the Mediterranean Sea. The villa boasts classic French architecture of the 1920s, and is enveloped by colourful wisteria vines.
Built on five levels with an elevator and rooftop terrace, the villa has a total of five bedrooms. A grand reception and entrance hall with mosaic-tiled floors leads to a main living room, where floor-to-ceiling windows bring light into the house.
A stone staircase leads to the master bedroom, which spans the entire top floor. The master bedroom boasts two separate bathrooms, a dressing room and a walk-in closet. French doors lead out to an outdoor patio.
There’s also a fitness complex with a gym, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, wine cellar and even a Hammam spa.
The villa also boasts over 4,000 sqm of newly-landscaped terraced Mediterranean gardens, with brightly coloured plants, shrubs, and palm trees, befitting of its location by the sea.
Offering privacy, the villa lies behind an imposing gated entrance, and can be accessed through a gently sloping drive overlooking its gardens.