This West Coast farmhouse, dating back to 1852, has been transformed into a space of welcoming grandeur and country-inspired luxury. Covaloup’s otherworldly eclectic style finds its inspiration from owner extraordinaire Laurent Bayard’s travels abroad, inviting you on an ethereal and rejuvenating journey to foreign lands and spaces. Couvaloup, translating to the English, ‘Wolf’s Den,’ was bestowed its name in tribute to the little French village where Laurent spent his childhood summers with his grandparents. This was Laurent’s first introduction to the simple pleasures of country living, inspiring in him a passion for homegrown, tenderly prepared food and a deep love for the marvels of nature.
The lush garden and lavish pool area, allow for hours spent reclining in the sunshine or contemplative time whiled away beneath the dappled light of the trees. Each room within this home tells a different story, sharing a unique narrative of faraway countries or celebrating the style of a particular artist or era. The Indian room, with its turquoise walls, peacock chair and hanging wall tapestry will transport you to the colour, song and spice of India. The Dali room, styled after the art of its namesake, celebrates surrealism and form in clean lines and eclectic art. The Mondrian room pays tribute to the works of Piet Mondrian, offering its guests the epitome of modern, sophisticated yet offbeat luxury. A collector of curiosities from a tender age, Laurent has filled this home with treasures and talismans that make for a wild, abundantly rich and remarkable atmosphere.
Once the home of Dr Karl Bremer, this historical property has featured in Elle Decorations, Vogue Living, House & Garden and many other international publications.