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Forces of Nature

 

Designed to invite the outside in, this pared down space, hugging sand dunes and sea on a wild South African coastline, provides a peaceful weekend retreat.

 

The primary living area, briefed to the architect to be ‘shed-like’ by the owners, is a vast, open-plan lounge and kitchen (with a scullery concealed behind), and with sea and pool on either side. Comfort is key — low-slung couches with throws, coffee tables made from reclaimed wood, and ample sheepskins and cowhide bringing warmth and texture into the space.


 

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The fireplace, an essential feature for wintery weekends, is clad with local cobbled sandstone. Caroline has strung light fittings with shells to create chandeliers that hang in both the kitchen and over the fireplace.


 

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The primary living area, briefed to the architect to be ‘shed-like’ by the owners, is a vast open-plan lounge and kitchen (with a scullery concealed behind it), and with sea and pool on either side. Comfort is key – low-slung couches with throws, coffee tables made from reclaimed wood, and ample sheepskins and cowhide bringing warmth and texture into the space.

 

Caroline says the family enjoy long walks on the beach, swimming and SUP in the ocean of this west coast cottage.


 

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A warm water outside shower was a priority, says Caroline, and she says the experience of showering outside is not complete without a range of organic scrubs and soaps she always ensures are provided.

 


Here are some extra images of this beautiful home:

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Photography: Greg Cox
Text: Lori Cohen