If you are looking for a unique luxury home, maybe one of these five architect-designed properties could be your “coup de cœur”.

While price and location are often the key criteria for buying a property, they are not often the deciding factor behind a sale. Finding the right property, a dream home, is also a matter of taste and desire, where often the final decision is made by the heart and not the head.

Individually-designed properties by architects are always in high demand. If you are looking for a property that is completely unique and built with the highest-quality materials, here are five luxurious architect-designed properties, hand-picked by the Home Hunts team, to help you find “the one”.

Charming property in Fréjus built by famous architect

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From the moment this spectacular six-bedroom property (HH-6678085) becomes visible on approach you realise it is like no other you’ve seen before. Carved, flowing concrete in a chalky Provençal orange hue, this six-bedroom house has been designed by Jacques Couelle, a French, self-taught architect whose creations combine both architecture and sculpture. Panoramic views to the sea, a unique auditorium and large swimming pool are just a few of this property’s highlights, but its magical ambiance can only be experienced through a viewing. The property is priced at €2,650,000.

New architect-designed villa in Cannes

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This stunning new architect-designed villa (HH-9455913) has five bedrooms and is in one of the most sought after areas in Cannes: Le Cannet. A curved tower evokes a contemporary château feel that contrasts beautifully with the sharp, clean lines of the open plan living areas, large terraces and swimming pool. The garden is immaculately landscaped and views overlook the sea, and the Esterel mountains. A rare opportunity to buy a uniquely designed property in a highly desirable area, the price is available on application.

Home designed by Armand Pellier near Nîmes

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Back in 1967, this six-bedroom property was designed by well-known French architect Armand Pellier. This striking south-facing contemporary home (HH-5665742), located just south of Nîmes, is set in one hectare of grounds which feature a glorious swimming pool, pool house and tennis court. Inside, there is a triple living room, state-of-the-art kitchen, and separate guest or caretaker’s accommodation. As well as being a dream family home, this property offers income potential and has provided an excellent rental yield over the last few years. It is on the market for €1,100,000.

Unique property in Bordeaux’s Cap Ferret

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One of Bordeaux’s best kept secrets, the sandy peninsula of Cap Ferret, is one of the most coveted locations to live in South West France. This property, a luxurious architect-designed waterfront house (HH-9100375), offers wonderful views of the Dune du Pyla and the Atlantic Ocean, and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Comprising three bedrooms, there is also a guest cabin bedroom and direct access to the water from the garden. The price is available on application.

Luxurious villa on Lake Leman

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Situated in Évian-les-Bains on Lake Leman (or Lake Geneva as it is known in Switzerland), this unusual architect-designed property (HH-9115138) offers a unique home in one of the most desirable locations in the world. Inside there are four spacious bedrooms, a mezzanine and an office. Outside the gardens are fully landscaped and a large pool and terrace offer excellent summer entertainment opportunities. Priced at just €1,265,000, a viewing of this property is highly recommended.

To find more architect-designed properties for sale in France, visit www.home-hunts.com, but to speak to a Home Hunts consultant about your individual criteria, call: +33 (0)970 44 66 43