Modernist property

Jacques Llopart architect
Near Castres (81)


385 sqm
5 bedrooms
Park : 7,5 hectares
Swimming pool


Midcentury style in the heart of the Tarn region

This beautiful property with modernist lines was designed by architect and artist Jacques Llopart and built in 1980. Immersed in its wooded surroundings, it overlooks a breathtaking panorama of the French countryside.

Set in 7.5 hectares of unenclosed woodland, it offers 385 sqm of living space on one level, plus 220 sqm of convertible basement.

A paved driveway leads to an entrance hall that opens onto a vast hall with cloakroom, serving the reception areas on one side and the sleeping areas on the other.

Facing the panorama, the living spaces include a large lounge with monumental fireplace, a small lounge, a dining room, an original Boffi fitted kitchen with dining area and travertine floor throughout the reception area, and a study with bookcase. Sliding partitions in solid cherrywood allow the volumes to be adapted to suit different uses. Large bay windows with aluminium frames open directly onto the garden, terraces and outdoor patios that surround the house. A staircase leads down to a 6×11 metre swimming pool, surrounded by pleasant terraces.

The sleeping area overlooks the forest at the rear of the house and comprises 5 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom or original shower room in Briare enamel, as well as plenty of built-in storage.

The vast basement includes a garage with 4 parking spaces, a laundry room, a wine cellar, a boiler room and storage space. The high ceilings (2.70 m) are ideal for a wide range of uses (cinema room, games room, etc.).

The estate enjoys an unspoilt location, just 15 minutes from Castres town centre, 1 hour from Toulouse (soon 35 minutes by motorway), and an hour and a half from Paris via the Castres-Paris air route.

Modernist lines and natural landscape

The villa displays a low silhouette, with long horizontal lines that blend harmoniously with the topography, in a construction philosophy that is close to American organic architecture. It uses a palette of traditional natural materials such as brick, stone and terracotta, and modern materials such as reinforced concrete, metal and glass. Its glass walls, protected from the summer sun by metal sunbreakers, immerse the living spaces in the landscape and create an atmosphere conducive to serenity.

Built in a dominant position, the villa takes advantage of the sloping ground and its orientation. Its H-shaped floor plan offers a clear separation between flexible day areas facing south, with uninterrupted views over the valley, and night areas immersed in the privacy of the trees at the rear of the property, protected from the summer heat. These two wings are separated by intermediate spaces laid out as terraces and patios, creating a great fluidity of use between inside and outside.

Jacques Llopart

Born in 1945, Jacques Llopart is an artist, decorator and architect from the Tarn region of France. A recognised artist, his pictorial work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions and publications.

Infos techniques

Asking price: €1,150,000
Including all taxes payable by the vendor
Land tax: €2,735
Full ownership.

Double glazing
Oil-fired heating
Individual sewage system
Plot with planning permission

Estimated average annual energy costs for standard use, based on 2021 energy prices: between €3,560 and €4,900.

Additional information


Jacques Llopart


Near Castres (81)

Prix de vente

1 150 000 €


1 000 000 € – 1 500 000 €

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