A Natural Palette Of Earth Tones Runs Through This Home Overlooking The Ocean

This family home in South Africa has an outdoor dining and living area, as well as a built-in wood burning oven.

Photography by Adam Letch

 

Hovering over a sand dune overlooking Robberg Beach in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, is this new home designed by SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects.

 

This family home in South Africa takes advantage of the sloping site and water views.

Photography by Adam Letch

The clients wanted a family home that would take advantage of the site and the views. From the street, the house seems unassuming with touches of wood, white, and gray mixed in with the surrounding greenery.


From the street this house seems unassuming, with touches of wood, white and gray mixed in with the surrounding greenery, making for some nice curb appeal.

Photography by Adam Letch

The other side of the house opens up to fully take advantage of the available outdoor space, with a swimming pool and covered outdoor lounge.


This house in South Africa house opens up to fully take advantage of the available outdoor space, with a swimming pool and covered outdoor lounge.

Photography by Adam Letch

There’s also other outdoor sitting areas located on the same level as the living area. At night you can really see how the house is lit up like a lantern.


This house in South Africa house opens up to fully take advantage of the available outdoor space, with a swimming pool and covered outdoor lounge.

Photography by Adam Letch

Heading inside, there’s a stone wall that carries from the outside through to the entryway. All of the interiors of the home have been designed by Cécile & Boyd.


This home has a stone wall that carries from the outside through to the entryway, and a large mirror helps to reflect light.

Photography by Adam Letch

The main living area has a curved fireplace, with plenty of seating and large natural wood coffee tables. The living room also opens up onto the balcony overlooking the pool below.


This living area has a curved fireplace, with plenty of seating and large natural wood coffee tables. The living room also opens up onto the balcony overlooking the pool below.

Photography by Adam Letch

In the kitchen, the color palette is kept simple, with white cabinets and touches of wood in a wall of cabinets and the counter stools. A minimal look in the kitchen has been achieved by having cabinetry without hardware.


In this kitchen, the color palette is super simple, just white cabinets with touches of wood in a wall of cabinets and the counter stools. A minimal look in the kitchen has been achieved by having cabinetry without hardware.

Photography by Adam Letch

There’s also a dining room and a secondary living room on this floor.


This living room has a stone feature wall and a bookshelf that separates the room from the stairs.

Photography by Adam Letch


A bookshelf separates one living area from the wood stairs, and a wire cable detail acts as a safety rail.


A bookshelf separates one living area from the wooden stairs, and an artistic wire cable detail acts as a safety rail.

Photography by Adam Letch

The wire cable travels all the way from the lower floor right up to the ceiling.


This artistic wire cable travels all the way from the stairs on the lower floor right up to the ceiling.

Photography by Adam Letch

Upstairs the simple natural palette used throughout the home continues in the hallway.


A simple natural color palette of woods, white and gray, has been used throughout this South African family home.

Photography by Adam Letch

In this bedroom, there’s a custom-designed wood partition separating the bedroom from the ensuite bathroom.


In this bedroom, there is a custom-designed wooden partition separating the bedroom from the ensuite bathroom.

Photography by Adam Letch

Each of the bedrooms have amazing, uninterrupted water views, with glass doors that slide open.


This bedroom has amazing, uninterrupted water views, with glass doors that slide open.

Photography by Adam Letch

These next two bedrooms have beds positioned in the middle of the room, with each having desks located right behind the headboard of the bed.


BEDROOM LAYOUT IDEA --- These two bedrooms have the bed positioned in the middle of the room, with each having desks located right behind the headboard of the bed, and facing the window.

Photography by Adam Letch
Architects: SAOTA | Project Architects: Phillippe Fouché and Mias Claassens | Interiors: Cécile & Boyd

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