Casa Mare is a provencal town house in the Safranier-district in Antibes. The house is totally renovated and was completed in 2011 under direction of architect Robert Dallas. Casa Mare is a handmade house, where the old tiles and beams have been reused. All wrought iron has been carried out by a blacksmith on site, and all windows, doors and fixtures have been built by a carpenter. All the walls have been done by hand to bring out the right structure and to be right regarding the old rustic floor.
The house is located in one of the picturesque, car-free streets with no noise from restaurants or bars in the old town of Antibes, with partial sea view and view of the Cap d'Antibes from the kitchen. Therefore, the house has no garage or permanent parking.
The baker is only 50 meters away (open every day from 06:00) and it's 2 minutes to the market (open every morning all week, except Monday), shops and restaurants.
The entire house has reversible air-conditioning hidden in the ceiling, ie, air-to-air heat pump that cools or warms based on your needs. The system is hidden in the roof to prevent noise. There is also wireless internet access (wifi) and an iPod docking stations in all bedrooms and in the kitchen for you to play your favorite music. There is access control by code, calling at the front door, burglar alarm and also fire alarms connected to the smoke detectors in all rooms. There is no elevator in the house.
The 5 bedrooms are named after the art-pice "Elements" by an Norwegian artist Ulf Nilsen. I have named the rooms : LA POESIA (poetry),TERRA (earth), FUOCO (fire), ARIA (air) and AQUA (water). In each room there is a pillow made by an Norwegian haut-coutur artist Annelise Tollefsen. She came to Antibes under the construction of Casa Mare, and she took photos and made a big pillows specially for Casa Mare. The pillows reflects the theme of each room.