The villa E-1027 is a modernist villa built between 1926 and 1929 by the Irish architect and furniture designer Eileen Gray with her love Jean Badovici. The villa's name is made up of the letter E for Eileen then the numerals corresponding to the initials of their names. Right on the waterfront, the villa is reached by a small coastal path.
With a flat roof and big windows, the villa is open and compact. In this house, the architecture becomes indissociable from the decor, of which all the furnishings, lights and decoration were also designed by Gray.
The villa, its frescoes painted by Le Corbusier and its garden are listed as historic monuments and labelled 20th Century Heritage.
Le Corbusier also lived around here, building himself an ergonomic and functional cabin, the Cabanon, an experiment in minimalist cells. He also built 5 Camping Units, designed as a prototype of a leisure house. With Villa E-1027 and the bar-restaurant l’Etoile de Mer, the ensemble of these buildings make up the Cap Moderne in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.
Reservtion required to visit the site.
Spaces are limited in the parking lot at the Cabbé station on the side by the sea.
Eileen Gray and Jean Badovici, E-1027 Villa
Esplanade de la gare - Avenue Le Corbusier - 06190 Roquebrune-Cap-Martin
06 48 72 90 53http://capmoderne.com