Villa Astor on the Riviera
Villa Astor in St Tropez, South of France, represents a blend of luxury and historical charm, located in the heart of the French Riviera. This large six-bedroom property, built from pink limestone, exudes a warm and inviting aura, blending seamlessly with the vibrant hues of the Mediterranean landscape. Its architectural design and aesthetic choices reflect a harmonious mix of traditional charm and contemporary sophistication.
The villa’s interiors are curated with meticulous attention to detail. Neutral tones of white, taupe, and wood dominate the spaces, creating a serene and calming atmosphere that contrasts beautifully with the dynamic views of the azure sea beyond. The living spaces are adorned with minimalist yet elegant furnishings, ensuring that the breathtaking vistas of St Tropez remain the focal point.
Lohralee Astor, the creative force behind the villa’s interior design, has infused the property with her unique vision. From custom-designed doors and fireplaces to intricate wall mouldings and rustic railings, every element has been carefully chosen to complement the villa’s aesthetic.
The Estate & Gardens
The outdoor area features a Slim Aarons-inspired rectangular swimming pool, which replaced a less appealing jellybean-shaped predecessor.
The gardens of Villa Astor are a lush paradise, designed with the concept of edible landscaping in mind. A variety of citrus trees, including lemon, orange, and grapefruit, along with bay, fig, rosemary, and lavender plants, provide both visual beauty and practical use. The vibrant colours and fragrances of jasmine and bougainvillaea enhance the sensory experience, creating an idyllic setting for relaxation and entertainment.
The villa’s exterior is in a palette of powder pink and pale blue, with the pink limestone walls accented by blue shutters. This thoughtful nod to tradition adds a layer of personalisation and history to the property. The pool area is furnished with elegant pieces from McKinnon and Harris, adding to the overall sophistication and comfort of the outdoor living spaces.
Inside, the villa is a showcase of refined taste and luxury. State-of-the-art Gaggenau appliances in the kitchen, premium bathroom fittings by Lefroy Brooks and Drummonds, and bedrooms dressed in exquisite Italian fabrics from C&C Milano illustrate the no-compromise approach to quality and style. The mix of Oka furnishings and Ralph Lauren pieces, along with carefully selected local art and French antiques, highlights Lohralee Astor’s skill in blending diverse elements into a cohesive and stylish whole.