A Scottish expat, Connery lived in Spain for some years before moving to the South of France into one of the region’s most stunning and well-located villas with views overlooking the city of Nice and the Mediterranean Sea from a hill on the Cap de Nice. Adding a touch of reality to his Bond films, Sean’s home was used in several scenes of the Bond-movie Never Say Never Again that was filmed in Nice and nearby Monaco. Now for sale, Sean Connery’s former home is priced at $33.87 million.
Sited on over one acre, Connery’s home includes landscaped terraces that flank a winding path to the sea, green strips of lawn, a saltwater pool at the edge of the cliff with amazing views over Nice, the Promenade des Anglais and the Old Port, along with two complete two-bedroom guest houses. Above the two-car attached garage is a staff apartment. All located behind the entrance gate for complete privacy, the main stone mansion, styled in the classic French architecture of the 1920s, is dressed in colorful wisteria vines adding more romance to its already idyllic setting. Built on five levels with an elevator and rooftop terrace, its five bedrooms and baths are distributed between all the floors. The entrance opens into the grand hall with floor-to-ceiling windows capturing more views of Nice, mountain and sea. Wrap-around and garden terraces invite lounging, sunset cocktails and dining under the stars. Period details such as wide-planked parquet floors run throughout the building. The main level also houses a family room and another room and kitchenette currently being used as an office. The dining room and kitchen are located on the lower floor and open to a garden terrace. The upper-level master suite has his-and-her baths, a dressing room and private balcony. The bottom level has a fitness complex with gym, hammam and large indoor swimming pool that opens to the gardens, shower and dressing areas. Photo credit: Knight-Frank Source: www.knightfrank.com