It took $335.8 million to burst Pierre Cardin’s bubble! The Italian-born French designer’s Palais Bulles (read Bubble Palace) in France has finally been sold. Nestled atop Massif de L’Esterel, a volcanic mountain range known for its red hues, the 1,200-square-meter complex comprises of ten giant terracotta-colored bubbles.The uniquely designed estate, which has been listed as a historic monument by the French Ministry of Culture, is also home to twenty-eight spherical rooms, including ten suites with round beds, three swimming pools, lush gardens and a 500-seater amphitheater.Offering stunning view of the Mediterranean Bay, the one-of-a-kind French Riviera estate was built by Hungarian architect Antti Lovag between 1975 and 1989.Though the house has been conceptualized by Lovag, Pierre Cardin’s love for bubbles was seen much before that in form of the famous bubble dress designed by him in 1954.The 92 year old fashion designer also quoted that round shapes have always inspired him and the bubble-shaped paradise is like a gallery of living art which is a constant and powerful image of creativity.The Bubble Palace has not only been the designer’s home but also a hub for celebrity parties and fashion shows. It was also available for rent for private holidays.Realty Today Via Charles-Henri De La Grandiere
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