THE EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURAL design of this luxurious guesthouse reflects some of the characteristics of the owner, whose personal style is reflected in the minimalist design and well calculated lines.

This luxury dwelling is situated opposite Sunset Beach in the heart of Bloubergstrand, in the company of numerous exclusive guesthouses. Architect Enrica van der Linden says the owner who lives abroad, built this multi-purpose house as a family holiday retreat and self-catering guesthouse. The main idea behind it was to accommodate family and friends who share his interests of kite and windsurfing, whilst enjoying local holidays.

Van der Linden says that whilst the owners’ brief included a contemporary style home with strong European characteristics, several design elements were applied to soften the aesthetics. Magnificent timber decking with a Balau canopy and complementary shutters subtly complements the surrounding environment.

Cheryl Herweg Interiors created the ultra modern decor style, which provides each room with exclusivity. Herweg says that she worked closely with architects, builders and sub-contractors, which ensured a mutual understanding of the desired outcome.

The sophisticated, bright décor style is reminiscent of the West Coast lifestyle, and its spectacular beaches and colourful skies. Restful living spaces with individual balconies provide each room with magnificent views of the neighbouring sea or garden. The garden has been beautifully landscaped in a Mediterranean style and is lined with a luxurious 25m swimming pool.

This home speaks volumes for its European owners’ appreciation for our shores – it is obvious that they love the outdoors and enjoy watching breathtaking sunsets from the privacy of their stylishly designed home.


SA Home Owner | JUNE 2007
Project Co-ordinator: CARIN HEYNS
Photographer: JUSTIN PATRICK

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