The Beach House

Although not right on the beach, this home named 'The Beach House' proudly overlooks the Simbithi Golf Estate with majestic views to the Indian Ocean. With a clever use of site in the design process, Hans Coetzee Architect, together with the home owners, have brought a delightful family home to life. … [Read more...]

The Blue Hour

WOW to the 'blue hour'! The blue hour is term used by videographers and photographers to describe the intense blue light that is displayed in the sky around 20-30 minutes before sunrise or after sunset or at the onset or climax or civil twilight. So it doesn't actually last an hour but merely about 5 to 10 minutes of 'perfect' light to capture architectural elements in what I … [Read more...]

Marvelous Metropole

This residence is absolutely beautiful and there are so many aspects of it that so makes it feel like a home. The house, set deep in the forest and partial views of the golf course below, is brilliantly designed by Metropole Architects and construction by Sygnatur Projects. With the home owner being a lover of koi fish, the home has a sensation of being wrapped by water - … [Read more...]

Overlooking the Palm Lakes

It's not often that one purchases a stand in a new residential estate and is guaranteed uninterrupted, private views over a lake and natural bush. This residence in Palm Lakes Estate on the Kwazulu Natal north coast, another great home designed and built by Stedone Homes, has the privilege of overlooking a beautiful and serene lake with a greenbelt conservancy in front of … [Read more...]

Eden Rock Forest Estate

With gated residential estates being a popular choice for many South Africans, it comes down to the facilities and location that sets them apart. Eden Rock Forest Estate is a development an hour south of Durban that is sure to be the estate of choice for discerning buyers. With its modern and sophisticated architectural style being brought to life by top Durban-based … [Read more...]

Natural Flow

With waterways flowing right from the entrance of the home down into the pool two levels below, wrapping the island dining area as it passes by, the soothing sound of falling water is heard throughout the home. The elegant natural flow within this Thai-style residence is created by Metropole Architects. The home is currently for sale and being marketed by Seeff Dolphin Coast … [Read more...]

Something New

There are times when I get commissioned to photograph a luxury home before the owners have taken occupation. This can work in favor of the image capture especially with respect to the architectural detail and structural elements as all you're left to envisage is the spaces within and vertical and horizontal lines of the built environment. This was very true for a marvelous … [Read more...]

Marula Magic

This past week I have had the pleasure in showcasing the interior design work of OLàLà! Interiors who are based in the Lifestyle Centre in Ballito. This particular home shown below is a wonderful mix of old and new where the design team have taken pieces from their first interior project on the owner's previous home in Gauteng and interwoven these seamlessly into the new … [Read more...]

Bold Design

I am a keen follower of an interesting blog on worldwide architecture called Architecture Lover and often marvel at the bold and out-there designs of some of the homes featured on the site. Recently I was privileged to showcase one right on our coast designed by the professional team at Elphick Proome Architects and construction undertaken by Stedone Homes. It's great when … [Read more...]

An Extra Dimensions Showcase

This week I have had the privilege of showcasing a number of Zimbali properties for the Extra Dimensions Property Group. Each home designed by the sensational creative genius of Feeu Architects. From a photography aspect the homes had their challenge of the lack of surrounding space in the ability to capture the elevations appropriately but the weather was kind in providing a … [Read more...]