Gilles & Baissier | Villa Bakhea, Biarritz

Architects Gilles & Boissier modernized this house in Biarritz, while preserving and respecting the house's history and personality. They called it Bakhea, which means peace.  The home was built in 1902 by the Duke of Tamales, nephew of the king of Spain. The architecture is in the French Basque style but also has British and Spanish influences, since its owner had married an English aristocrat descendant of Mary Stuart. The home fell into neglect until the most recent home owners decided to give it new life. They hired the architecture and design firm Dorothee Bossier and Patrick … [Read more...]