Antiquarian, draftsman, and self-taught designer Jacques Couëlle, 1902-1996, constructed a variety of impressive homes on the French Riviera. Made from sculpted concrete, they’re specified by their fluid lines and close-to-nature interiors– in Couëlle’s day, a critic haughtily, if properly, identified them “enhanced caverns.”
Needless to state, Couëlle homes are hot tickets nowadays. A vacation home that captured our eye becomes part of a Couëlle enclave in Castelleras, about 20 minutes north of Cannes. It surrounds the 1927 Château de Castelleras, which, Couëlle, at the time a 26-year-old expert in middle ages antiques and an emerging designer, constructed out of old parts for an American business owner.
3 years later on, Couëlle developed Castelleras Le Vieux, the enclave of 82 town homes that surround the castle, which is now a wedding event and occasion area. These homes are Provençal in design as translated by Couëlle, no 2 alike. The owner of this one, an English-Swedish couple based in the UK, enjoyed the truth that it’s well maintained and employed regional designer Sabine Bell of Bell Architecture and British interior designer/stylist Lauren Jennings of Lauren Olivia Style to make it 21st century practical. Come have a look at the essential spaces they dealt with, brand-new cooking area extension consisted of.
Photography by Sarah Button, thanks to Lauren Olivia Style.