Open Plan Splendour

Following on from the Urban Park project, I was in store for another sensational residential interiors project by the designers at Union 3 who teamed up with architect Mark Leslie-Smith, who designed this one of a kind home, in all of its well-proportioned, open plan splendor. The understated entrance to the home allows you experience the grand double volume space but then as … [Read more...]

Down at the Cotswolds

Peter Ries Architects are a practise whose work I very much appreciate and enjoy to showcase. This home, designed by Peter Ries Architects, is situated in the Cotswold Downs Estate in Kwazulu Natal. Having previously photographed two other sites for magazine editorials by the same architect in the estate I was excited by the prospect that this home would offer and it certainly … [Read more...]

One on Herwood

One on Herwood is an upmarket residential development¬†designed by PGA Architects, with panoramic sea views of the Umhlanga coastline through the bay of Durban. With interior spaces by Jossi Interior Design, the sassy and sophisticated reception area is most welcoming and exudes luxury from the moment you enter the complex. This development is sure to sell well in its first … [Read more...]

Ode to Pambathi

This residence is a prime example of meticulous planning and attention to detail coming together to achieve a completed architectural sculpture that can truly be inhabited and surely be called 'home'. With every room in the home taking in the views of the dam in front of it as it wraps the edges of the waters bringing peace and tranquility to the existence within a this … [Read more...]

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...]