the small town croix just outside lille might not be on everyone’s radar – and that’s about to change. steeped in a lush park, the most recently restored villa cavrois should attract architecture buffs from around the globe. built between 1929 and 1932 as a manifesto of perfect balance, the cavrois family’s two-story residence is the iconic robert mallet-stevens’s masterpiece, the clear perspectives and bold colors of the streamline moderne with a nod to the dutch de stijl movement as pleasant on the visitor today as it must have been on the building’s original inhabitants. a quite stunning picture perfect post…

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