Oscar-winning French director Claude Lelouch is selling one property in Deauville, a surreal round house on a 10-acre estate, for $9.34 million.
Completed in 2013, the 6,000-square-foot, two-floor round house is built around a central swimming pool. The first floor is open plan with a kitchen, dining room and two living rooms, as well as a sauna and bathroom. The second floor has five bedrooms, each with its own en suite bathroom.
Even though the design of the house is resolutely modern, Mr. Lelouch chose a traditional Norman exterior with white stones and half-timbering roofs. The estate includes a golf course and tennis court.
Since childhood, Mr. Lelouch, 76, has spent most weekends and holidays in Deauville, as many Parisians do.
In the mid-1960s, after one of his movies flopped, Mr. Lelouch drove to Deauville from Paris in the middle of the night. As he woke up on the beach, he began imagining the script of “A Man and a Woman.”
Since then, the town has become ever more important to him and he has owned several houses there over the years.