La Suite Cassis, a Mediterranean beauty

Thursday, 12 April 2012

In France, about twenty kilometres from Marseille lies the old fishing village Cassis, with  it's small harbour, sandy beach and crystal clear waters.
It is called the jewel of the Mediterranean, a small fishing port nestled between the world 
famous Calanques and the majestic Cap Canaille. 
This is where, Herbert Hufnagel has transformed a house  into a Boutique hotel, La Suite Cassis,  with the eclecticism of an esthete who has traveled the world before settling here in this setting that as "an air of PalmSprings in the 50ies
Built into a slab of rock above a coastal road, this dazzingly white, three-bedroom guest house could be mistaken for a sumptuous, ultra-modern private villa, which is what the German owner/interior designer Herbert Hufnagel, had in mind when he decided to reinvent one of Cassis' oldest run-down houses. 

Each of the bedrooms (which all have private terraces) is decorated with an unusual mix of handpicked antiques from the Marseille flea market and Marrakech souk, along with chairs and sofas by Mark Brazier-Jones, Charles and Ray Eames and Jean-Michel Wilmotte; the sleek bathrooms have slate-lined showers and sinks. From €150 per night.  
Thinking of summer holidays...

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