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A striking contemporary home with quite exceptional views


This modern classic is directly inspired by Richard Neutra’s iconic Kaufmann house.
Created for the current owners by a local architect and skilled builders to have extremely low energy and maintenance costs.

(Image right: 1970, shot by Slim Aarons at Richard Neutra's desert house for E. Kaufmann, Palm Springs)


Set on the outskirts of an historic medieval village. 

Local shops & restaurants 8kms

Marciac and Vic Fezensac 20kms

Pau airport 93kms

Mirande 16kms

Auch (prefecture) 30kms

Toulouse airport 110 kms


The streamlined design of the building hugs the natural contours of the land to benefit from the grandeur of the site while remaining almost unnoticed itself. 

All main rooms face south and have the same panoramic views, with the land falling enticingly away into a patchwork of fields and woods stretching to the horizon and the backdrop of the Pyrenees. 


Once inside, the visitor is immediately struck by the extraordinary amount of light, with the countryside almost entering the living space.


Benefitting from modern lines and the latest technology.


On the flat roof above the main living rooms are solar panels for domestic hot-water and photovoltaic panels generating electricity which is sold to the grid. 

In addition to the panels there is also ground source heating.  The total energy cost averages an impressively low figure of 70 euros per month.

Construction was finished in August 2008


Purslow's Gascony
St Maur

32300 Mirande

Gers, France

+33 (0)5 62 67 61 50

Knight Frank
55 Baker Street

London, W1U 8AN

+44 (0)20 7861 1139