I tend to look at the very sleek and modern homes and architecture in DWELL as interesting but cold and well, kind of boring. Not to mention, they never look very comfortable for actual living. THIS place, however, has managed to be truly modern in design (it is essentially an open box) while incorporating warm, natural, even rough materials. It is designed by Silvio Rech Lesley Carstens Architecture and Interiors, I think it is one of the most beautiful houses I have ever seen, modern or not (even though it is actually a cottage or get-away place for the owners).
|Not sure if that is a tapestry|
|I thought this STUNNING back wall was some kind of stone, but it actually rammed earth. I had to google it. It is highly compressed dirt, essentially. Environmentally awesome and beautiful to boot.|
|Notice the amazing hanging sculpture made of whale bones. LOVE. IT.|
|How's THAT for a white kitchen? Love the rough timber backsplash.|
|Rammed earth wall + what looks like a tree trunk used as a couter = bathroom bliss|
|Look at that TABLE. And of course, the tree growing in the dining room...|
Styling Leana Schoeman Photographs Elsa Young
See original artical and photos in South Africa's House and Leisure magazine here.
See even more photos on the World Buildings Directory.