Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects (SAOTA) and Antoni Associates both Cape Town-based design studios have designed the La Lucia house. The luxury family home can be found in Durban, South Africa.
According to the architects: “The brief called for a relaxed family holiday beach house on the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal.
“The luxury South African building has been sensitively designed to gently nestle between protected milkwood trees, in an area that has strict environmental controls. A sense of arrival is enhanced by an austere entrance flanked by two of the milkwood trees. The cinematic panorama is only revealed as one enters the double-volume hallway. The ceilings are clad with aligned timber slats which draw the eye to the seascape ahead.
“The ground level can be enjoyed as one continuous space or arranged into more individual and private spaces. All the spaces open up either onto the sea facing pool deck or to the afternoon sun lit garden on the west. The four sea-facing bedrooms are located on the upper level and open onto private individual terraces.
“The interior design by Antoni Associates express simplicity and restraint while making the contemporary South African home comfortable and cosy.”