Set in the serene and quaint town of Anglet on the southwest coast of France, Villa Chiberta by Atelier Delphine Carrere has all the perks of both a cabin in the woods and a beach house. Tucked into a forest of towering pines, a sandy boardwalk leads up to this sweet hideaway complete with private swimming pool. Designed so that no view of this idyllic setting could be missed, the villa also maintains a sense of seclusion.
In honor of the home’s woodsy surroundings, the exterior of this French retreat is made entirely of wooden batten. To further imitate its pine neighbors, the wood strips of the batten are set vertically against the outside of the structure mimicking the lines of the trees.
While the front of the house has several smaller windows for the sake of privacy, a great view was of high importance in this sanctuary’s design. The back, which overlooks the pool, seems almost entirely open with its many enormous plate glass windows.
As if all that wasn’t enough, the greatest of great views isn’t that of the pool from the overhanging living room. Set at the home’s highest point, the master bedroom beats all with a commanding 360-degree view of the surrounding landscape.
With the quiet privacy of a forest hideaway and the open airiness of coastal haven, Villa Chiberta has the best of both getaway spots all in one.
Photography by Antoine Huot