Saturday, July 25, 2015

Vallauris: The heart in the house of the king of Saudi Arabia – BFMTV.COM

It’s called the Castle of the Horizon or the villa of King Fahd, named after the ruler of Saudi Arabia, who ruled until 1995. The luxurious property of the Saudi royal family is central, since several days of controversy. The residents of this villa located in Vallauris Golfe-Juan, close to Cannes, protesting against temporarily privatization Beach Mirandola for the needs of the sovereign but also the thousands of people who have the to accompany their holiday on the Côte d’Azur.

If the property is outside the debate, in the opinion of all, the interior will certainly unanimous. The villa was built in 1932 by the American architect Barry Dierks, for the actress Maxine Elliott. Between 1934 and 1940, the British Prime Minister at the time, Winston Churchill, will stay there several times. It was not until 1979 that the castle will become the Horizon Saudi property when the future King Fahd acquired.

“white palace set on the waters”, as described his first owner, the villa will become a fortress made of concrete. In 2006, a photographer Var Matin could enter the area, offering to the public today the only pictures that exist on the property.

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The property consists of a main villa and dependencies, directly overlooking the waterfront spans nearly a meter long, and almost all of the rooms open overlooking the Mediterranean.

Side Access, the Saudi royal family has a landing strip for a helicopter, a private port but also a room of medical operation. Inside, the decor is rather loaded with gilding from floor to ceiling.


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