A demand for privacy is something the French-born villa agents Cédric Reversade and Paul-Maxime Koskas burrow deep to meet, in fashionable locations from Capri to St Tropez. For summer 2015, Reversade’s discovery of note is Villa Lovelli (www.uniquepropertiesandevents.com; from €20,000 per week) on the Argentario coast in Tuscany. This is a perfect retreat for large families: extensive lawns, terraces, summer sitting and dining areas, a heated infinity pool and interiors that combine clean lines with pops of scarlet, plus a formidable collection of contemporary art. Reversade and Koskas – as obsessive about food as they are about the choice of daily flowers – can also organise a very good Italian cook.
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