La Lucia – KwaZulu Natal Property, Durban Home

La Lucia Residence, KwaZulu Natal House, South African Property, Durban Home

La Lucia, Durban, South Africa : KwaZulu Natal Property

Durban Holiday Beach Residence – design by SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

9 Jun 2012

La Lucia House

Location: KwaZulu Natal

Design: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

La Lucia
photo : Karl Beath

Project Description

The brief called for a relaxed family holiday beach house on the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

The 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.

La Lucia Durban
photo : Karl Beath

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.

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photos : Karl Beath

The East sea-facing façade is ‘wrapped’ with a series of bronzed anodised aluminium sliding screens that cocoon the structure entirely or in part. The screens, inspired by the milkwood trees, create the home’s signature.

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photos : Karl Beath

The Interiors by ANTONI ASSOCIATES express simplicity and restraint while making the home comfortable and cosy. Sand-coloured polished concrete floors, bleached timber, natural leathers and grey linens, are anchored by soft neutrals and countered with touches of charcoal, teal and azure.

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photos : Karl Beath

La Lucia House – Building Information

Project Name: La Lucia
Location: Durban, South Africa
Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Project Team: Philip Olmesdahl, Patrick Ferguson & Stefan Antoni
Interior Decor: ANTONI ASSOCIATES
Project Team: Mark Rielly, Ashleigh Gilmour & Staci Kinnes
Completion Date: 2011
Photographs: Karl Beath

Durban Holiday House KwaZulu Natal Holiday House
photos : Karl Beath

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