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Chateau de L Horizon - Riviera villa of Maxine Elliott

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Chateau de L Horizon - Riviera villa of Maxine Elliott

The Chateau L Horizon, the extensive and luxurious villa built at Golfe Juan on the French Rivera by American actress Maxine Elliott. The villa was designed by Barry Dierks and cost 80, 000 when it was built in 1931. Among its outstanding features were shady balcony windows and a swimming pool with a chute out into the sea. Many famous figures stayed at the villa over the years including Winston Churchill and, in 1936, King Edward VIII. Date: 1936

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Chateau L Horizon: Maxine Elliott's Magnificent Riviera Retreat This stunning photograph captures the breathtaking beauty and elegance of Chateau L Horizon, the luxurious villa built in 1931 by American actress Maxine Elliott on the French Riviera. Located at Golfe Juan, this coastal gem was designed by renowned architect Barry Dierks and cost an impressive 80,000 francs at the time. The Chateau L Horizon was a true masterpiece of its era, boasting shady balcony windows that offered unobstructed views of the azure Mediterranean Sea. Its pièce de résistance was undoubtedly the swimming pool, complete with a chute that plunged directly into the sea, providing guests with an exhilarating and unique swimming experience. Maxine Elliott's villa was a popular destination for the rich and famous, with notable guests including Winston Churchill and, most famously, King Edward VIII in 1936. The villa's allure was irresistible, drawing in those seeking a luxurious escape from their daily lives. The Chateau L Horizon was a symbol of opulence and sophistication during the 1930s, and its enduring charm continues to captivate visitors to this day. This photograph serves as a testament to the villa's timeless beauty and the enchanting allure of the French Riviera in the 1930s.

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