Mid-century architect Antti Lovag designed Le Palais Bulles – the Bubble Palace – in Cannes, France.


Lovag said that “human beings have confined themselves to cubes full of dead ends and angles that impede our movement and break our harmony,” noting that straight lines go against our nature. Because of this, Lovag designed “The Bubble Palace” in Cannes, France, that does not have a straight line on the entire property.

The 10-bedroom estate, listed at $392 million and atop 1.75 acres on a cliff with views over the Mediterranean, features connecting ‘bubbles’ that are each one room. The home has all spherical formal and private rooms, right down to the curved bathroom fixtures. There are lush gardens that offer swimming pools and ponds, which reflect the architecture of the home.

At the edge of the property, find a 500-seat open-air auditorium overlooking the Mediterranean and the Bay of Cannes. This has been the site of many notable events including a recent Dior Resort Show and the James Bond 40th birthday event.

Fashion designer Pierre Cardin purchased the home in the early 1990’s, stating “round shapes have always inspired me.” Cardin, known for his work with The Beatles and the Rolling Stones, designed the famous Bubble Dress in 1958.

Photo Courtesy Christie’s International Real Estate