(Image right: 1970, shot by Slim Aarons at Richard Neutra's desert house for E. Kaufmann, Palm Springs)
Local shops & restaurants 8kms
Marciac and Vic Fezensac 20kms
Pau airport 93kms
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