Effectively-appointed, dressed in sophisticated finishes and soaring with sleek cantilevered roofs and angled planes, Albizia House by Metropole Architects is a contemporary dream home presiding over 1 acre in the Simbithi Eco-Estate along South Africa’s Kwa-Zulu-Natal coastline.
The progressive architecture is spectacular, a extremely subtle take on the renowned American architect, John Lautner’s futuristic and mod “Googie” architecture. The 2-story estate captivates with its broad selection of materials of wood, stone, steel and concrete. Surfaces and textures run the gorgeous gamut from smooth cladding to rustic stacked stone and undulating steel. Elevations excite with geometric configurations getting to be balconies, terraces and living zones. Interiors unify with the surroundings, portraying a blurred differentiation between indoor residing and outside rest.
An incredible characteristic of these contemporary spaces is the acquired line of site. No matter the area, the open plan connects, allowing all locations to be experienced and appreciated all at when, which includes the lawn, gardens and terraces. With numerous living areas exposed to the extended vistas–a wonderful room, residing area and ground floor den, this family property is excellent for entertaining.
Comfort is important here, even amongst the elevated architectural refinement. Right after all, this is a loved ones residence so residing, lounging and dining locations are not only relaxed, but can accommodate a lot of. The kitchen-wonderful room space is a prime example, with a sleek white island organized with industrial-design white metal bar stools, sitting beneath a warm wood ceiling. This contrast is so appealing! Developed-in LED lighting generates plentiful illumination in this large culinary room, which is generously shared with a casual lounge of wealthy leather sofas and a created-in flat display tv partition.
One thing surreal, however very significantly current, appears in the ground floor den, a area which completely opens to a verdant exterior “green wall.” An elongated glass panel glows an incandescent blue and its will take a moment to comprehend that this is the pool. Yes indeed, a glazed wall inside of the swimming pool which itself extends 82 feet and shares an interior wall with the dwelling. Have you ever?!
An upper level interior hallway is bordered with a frameless glass railing, exposed to total-volume windows which receive tilted timber screens. Nearby bedrooms are luscious havens, with soothing color palettes in white, brown, blue and taupe. A master suite features a spa bathroom, open to the sunken sleeping area, its only division a minimal-profile wooden partition which is concurrently the bed’s headboard. Exquisite.
Albizia House is a resplendent, contemporary dream home exhibiting masterful architecture, becoming a year-round retreat for these lucky sufficient to dwell there.
Posted by Suzanne at 21 October, 2013
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