Fuchsia House, KZN Residence, Simbithi Eco Estate Villa, Luxury Property, Architecture Photos
Fuchsia House in Kwazulu Natal
Luxury Real Estate Development in South Africa – design by Metropole Architects
9 Sep 2019
Design: Metropole Architects
Location: Simbithi Eco Estate, KwaZulu Natal, North Coast, South Africa
Fuchsia House was designed for a recently retired couple with a large close knit extended family.
Located on the east coast of South Africa, on a modest lot within a gated golfing estate, this spacious home graciously asserts itself on the gently sloping square shaped site in a way that the allowable build area is maximized and all the specific living requirements are included.
Architecturally the home takes on a contemporary feel with simple forms and a palette of light materials.
The arrival point is a spacious double volume three sided courtyard area with access to 4 garages and guest parking.
The front entrance door directly off the courtyard opens onto a 180 degree unobstructed view over the swimming pool, towards the golf course fairway in the foreground and sporadic distant sea views.
The double volume dining and lounge area is flanked by an open plan kitchen and scullery/laundry to one side and guest accommodation to the other. Ascending the suspended staircase to the private suites on the upper floor, the journey enjoys the experience of an ever evolving pattern of thin shadow lines projected by the double volume aluminium screens introduced to moderate the hot afternoon sun angles.
Once again the upper portion of the double volume living area below is flanked by family rooms and a TV lounge to the one side and the master suite to the other. These areas are linked by a 9m bridge that also enjoys the display of beautiful late afternoon aluminium screen shadow casting.
The up-swept light weight butterfly roof floating over the core of the house draws an enormous amount of natural light into the internal reaches of the home, whilst heavier concrete roof elements are used to provide shade to the view facing bedrooms and outdoor areas, whilst also defining the modern intentions and aspirations of the home.
All the finer architectural decisions and detailing have been intentionally considered in order to collectively give the house a sense of lightness and defined movement as it effortlessly appears to “take off” in the direction of the endless views.
Fuchsia House, Kwazulu Natal – Building Information
Timeline: Construction commenced in July 2017 and was completed in October 2018.
Architects: Metropole Architects
Design Architect: Nigel Tarboton of Metropole Architects
Project Architect: David Louis of Metropole Architects
Project Technician: Sasha-Leigh Fulton of Metropole Architects
Interior Design: Metropole Architects and client
Engineer: Davies Lister James Engineers
Contractor: Sygnatur Projects
Kitchen and BIC’s: Kitchen Classics
Aluminium screens and pergolas – Alupicket
Landscaping Designer: Image Landscaping Design
Landscape Contractor: Juluka Landscapes
Photographer: Grant Pitcher
Fuchsia House in Kwazulu Natal images / information received 090919
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