Despite embracing a more traditional color scheme one associates with a beautiful beach house the interior designed by Pleysier Perkins is distinctly contemporary as the wall of white is broken by limed oak timber accents and a touch of color in each room.
The result: the dingy dark interior was transformed into a bright and beautiful setting. As is the norm these days the home has a new rear extension that flows into the backyard as the Nest Architects completely revamped the ambiance of this small family residence.
In the last few years architects and smart interior designers have completely altered the idea of home design and the current trends are dominated by houses that bring the outdoors inside. This is precisely the path that the lovely in takes as its fabulous multi-level garden becomes the one defining feature of the lavish family residence.
Sustainability is the key factor that drives every little aspect of the The Cave with 90 percent of all materials used in the construction of the house being derived from ranches and sandbanks around it. Old metal sheets and hardwood were sourced from an abandoned railway track nearby while earth and stone from the site were cleverly used to create a perfectly insulated yet airy living space.
The lowest level of the house contains the living space with the second and third floor featuring the master suite additional bedrooms and workspaces. The top floor with Jacuzzi the roof terrace and a fun toy room complete this remarkably creative dwelling.
Building a modern home inside a protected eco-zone is a task that requires both sensitivity towards the natural bio-network that already exists and ingenious architectural solutions that will create a structure that will seem like a natural extension of the landscape. These were a few among many other challenges that Greenfield faced while designing the exclusive and eco-friendly home in that is dubbed.
On the inside the living room also adds to this natural vibe with a lush green living wall and water feature that steal the spotlight. A blend of deliberately contrasting volumes textures and finishes adds to this look of ‘curated chaos’ that every level of the house exudes.