Some say money can’t buy taste, but Karl Lagerfeld has soundly demonstrated he had both when he bought this classically styled French Riviera holiday house. While there might be more opulent and extravagant homes along the Cote d’Azur coastline, the thoughtfully constructed summer home of the fashion icon is one of the most beautiful. Fortunately for the most devoted fans of the German creative director, Villa La Vigie is now available to rent.
Located in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, just on the border of Monaco, the villa is situated on a coastal hilltop that offers expansive views overlooking the shimmering Mediterranean. With six bedrooms that can accommodate you and eleven of your closest friends, it also features four bathrooms, a library, and a billiards room.
With three levels that cover 600-square-meters, you’re unlikely to find yourself or your guests cramped in the palatial dwelling. After walking into the home, you’ll be greeted by an expansive entrance hall that branches to the first floor rooms, as well as a grand staircase that leads to the upper levels. The ground level is where you’ll find the dining hall for a more formal meal, while the second level open-air terrace offers a more intimate and relaxed dining environment.
The grounds are almost as impressive as the villa itself, with a long snaking driveway that leads up to the main entrance, and more than enough parking if you’re there to enjoy the winding roads of the Mediterranean coastline. The gardens have been immaculately cared for since Lagerfeld’s passing in 2019, with spacious lawns and flowing fountains.
Lagerfeld owned the summer home for more than a decade before his recent death at the age of 85, which saw the property purchased by a private real estate firm. The firm is now offering the property to the public for the first time ever, with prices ranging from between $23,000 to $70,000 per night, depending on the time of year.
So if you’re looking to spend your first European summer for a couple of years in style, you could certainly do worse than Karl Lagerfeld’s own French Riviera villa.