Almost Atomic-Age in its profile and silhouette, this snazzy midcentury modern home in Bergerac, in the Dordogne department in southwestern France, is available for your next vacation—or architecture pilgrimage.
Designed in the mid-to-late ‘50s by architect Georges Lacaze and his partner John Paul Pic, the home, which went on the market in October 2016 and stayed there for a while, according to WowHaus, is a time capsule of sorts, even making it onto the historic register 10 years ago.
And it’s not hard to see why. Check out that stilted construction—with a carport underneath—that asymmetrical roofline, the terrazzo floors, sliding glass doors offering indoor-outdoor access, impeccably preserved period kitchen by René Fray, wood-paneled walls, and, of course, the indoor pool with a fully retractable glass wall and an abstract enameled fresco by Paul Corriger. Or the terrace looking out onto the lawn and water below.
As for practicalities, there are five bedrooms and four baths that can accommodate a total of eight guests. And being located in Bergerac means easy access for folks coming from the United Kingdom. If any of this piques your interest, take it for a spin, courtesy of Airbnb. While the photos aren’t great, you can still catch a glimpse of the home’s glory.