Sorry to tease you, but the famed Italian-born French designer Pierre Cardin has already sold his drool inducing Palais Bulles – a.k.a. Bubble Palace – in France. Nestled atop Massif de L’Esterel, a volcanic mountain range known for its mesmerizing red hues, the 1,200-square-meter fairy-tale palace has been sold for a cool $335.8 million. The question is… what does it offer for that kind of money?
The entire property is actually comprised of ten unique giant terracotta-colored bubbles, listed as a historic monument by the French Ministry of Culture. The property is also home to twenty-eight spherical rooms, including ten suites with round beds, three gorgeous swimming pools, lush gardens and an impressive 500-seat amphitheater.
First off, I’m sure you’ve noticed the stunning view of the Mediterranean Bay provided by this luxury estate. Second, it’s worth mentioning that the unique design of this serene complex was the brainchild of Hungarian architect Antti Lovag, who worked on it between 1975 and 1989.
And just in case you were wondering why bubbles, Pierre Cardin’s love for bubbles was obvious when he came up with the famous bubble dress designed by him in 1954.
The well-known fashion designer has always considered the bubble-shaped paradise to be a gallery of living, with the Bubble Palace having been the designer’s dream home as well as the ideal place for fashion shows.