This absolutely magnificent villa is a haven of light and natural harmony, blending Provencal charm with a Californian influence. The refined character of this secluded place draws you instantly into the culture and rhythms of Provence. At the end of an unspoiled lane, gates open to reveal a magnificent estate - immaculately kept, yet sensitive to its Provencal setting. Approached along a white driveway, the house appears behind trees and lawns to the right, while to the left a field of lavender fills the senses. The drive, lined with trimmed Viburnum hedges and sentinel pines, curves past the house to a granite-cobbled parking area overlooking an even more imposing space, whose perimeter is defined by geometric hedges punctuaded with columns of Cypress, its broad gravel surface studded with four immaculate mulberry trees. The house from this aspect is pure Provence, but as soon as one enters, the fusion of southern France and California starts to work its magic. At every turn a new environment is revealed by light spilling from vast windows and walls of glass. The use of space is both subtle and effective. GROUND FLOOR: Imposing entrance hall with marble floors and paneled walls, accessing an office and separate WC, from which a marble staircase leads to the principal bedrooms. Beyond this hall is a spacious living area with fireplace, a dining room with wood-and-marble floor, and a snooker room whose oak floor could be removed to reveal a mosaic-tiled indoor swimming pool. Beside the dining room a large, well-appointed cook's kitchen leads to a utility room and internal garaging for four cars. Through the snooker room is a second living room, provided with its own shower room and WC, a kitchen area with extensive oak fittings, and, beyond, a bedroom, bathroom and separate WC. FIRST FLOOR: Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and private roof terrace offering extensive views. The bathroom striking blue theme evokes the Mediterranean, while the dressing room provides more than ample fitted storage for the most clothes-conscious couple. Two further bedrooms, one of which has its own vast terrace with equally panoramic views, share a WC and charming bathroom. EXTERIOR: No less impressive are the outdoor "rooms": a cozy, paved square overhung with table grapes, ideal for breakfast; a pebbled court where a fountain plays; a wide, roofed and colonnaded terrace, festooned with wisteria. Elsewhere, other varieties of climbing plants enhance the harmony between interior and exterior. COTTAGE BUILDING - divided into two homes 1/ Guest house with living area, fully-equipped open kitchen, and staircase leading to two bedrooms, bathroom and WC. 2/ Caretaker's home, identically equipped. 14x7 swimming pool, set into an environment of Provencal stone, flower beds, trees and hedges. Tree-shaded, floodlit Petanque (French bowls) court. Substantial gardens acknowledge the French tradition. Colorful arrangements of shrubs and flowers reflect the changing seasons - in summer, for instance the air is heady with the scent of lavender - while grapes, figs, lemons and olives, some borne on a thousand-year-old tree - complement formal and informal planting patterns. The estate is surrounded by sheltering pine woods and vineyards. On one horizon the sky is touched by the famous Montagne Sainte-Victoire, a source of constant artistic inspiration to the painter Paul Cézanne.