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Sep132012

Concrete sophistication

New from SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects & Antoni Associates. A sophisticated take on the beach house vernacular.

"The brief called for a beach house suitable for a family of four, on a vacant site in Voelklip, Hermanus, Western Cape, RSA. The site is a long thin rectangular subdivision stretching from the sun facing street and mountain side to the undulating tree tops of the milkwoods and fynbos and the coastline on the South.

The gently sloping site presented the opportunity for a split-level living space allowing lounge, dining to be placed above the bedrooms on the ground level, all enjoying dramatic sea views. The double volume family room and kitchen form the heart of the home and form the connection between the sea facing accommodation and the internal sunny terraces, pool and garden. The main garden courtyard functions as a large wind free and sunny outdoor entertainment environment.

Materials were selected to enhance the beach-house character of the building while at the same time adding touches of sophisticated detail: white cement screed floors to the public circulation areas; lime washed oak floors to the lounge, dining area and lower-ground floor bedrooms; off shutter concrete ceilings; and external timber decks and pergolas, cladding, screens and shutters providing security, privacy and protection."

Reader Comments (4)

The possibility of getting lost in your own home has never felt more real.

13 Sep 2012 | Unregistered Commenterthecitygourmand

In love :) who is the photographer??

13 Sep 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlea

Yet another house that's distinctly from the Cape! Perfect holiday house come whale season in Hermanus... beautiful!

14 Sep 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNielfa Hanifa

Love! Love! Love!!!! Gorgeous!!!

16 Sep 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

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