La Lucia House, A Delicate Seaside Retreat on Water’s Edge by SAOTA

La Lucia House, A Delicate Seaside Retreat on Water’s Edge by SAOTA




La Lucia House in South Africa designed by SAOTA is a dream transformer house. The view from street is a closed house with a veiled approach to it that is both secretive and introverted. It nestled within a grove of milkwood trees, the front door is partially concealed by a pair of these trees which flank the entry walk. Indeed, the house has been delicately intended to tenderly settle between ensured milkwood trees. Then, it improves a feeling of landing by a stark passageway flanked.

In addition to this, this home offers luxurious living with high end finishes and smart amenities. For the outside, it brings amazing views and wonderful outdoor living spaces including patiopool, garden. For the inside, the excellent home design combined by wonderful living room idea; dining room idea; kitchen idea; bedroom idea; bathroom idea; and other great ideas. Certainly, it is a dream house to enjoy and relax.

The Architecture Design Project Information:

  • Project Name: La Lucia House
  • Location: Durban, South Africa
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Designed by: SAOTA
  • Interior Design: ARRCC
La Lucia House, A Delicate Seaside Retreat on Water’s Edge by SAOTA
La Lucia House, A Delicate Seaside Retreat on Water’s Edge by SAOTA
La Lucia House, A Delicate Seaside Retreat on Water’s Edge by SAOTA
La Lucia House, A Delicate Seaside Retreat on Water’s Edge by SAOTA
The ground level is one continuous space that extends onto the timber pool deck. Especially, all the spaces open up either onto the sea facing pool deck or to the afternoon sun lit garden on the West.




La Lucia House, A Delicate Seaside Retreat on Water’s Edge by SAOTA
The East sea-facing façade is ‘wrapped’ with a series of bronzed anodised aluminium sliding screens that cocoon the structure entirely or in part. Especially, the screens, inspired by the milkwood trees, create the home’s signature.
La Lucia House, A Delicate Seaside Retreat on Water’s Edge by SAOTA
La Lucia House, A Delicate Seaside Retreat on Water’s Edge by SAOTA
Moreover, the interiors express simplicity and restraint while making the home comfortable and cosy. Sand-coloured polished concrete floors, bleached timber, natural leathers and grey linens. It includes soft neutrals and counteres with touches of charcoal, teal and azure.




Besides, the ceilings includes aligned timber slats which draw the eye to the seascape ahead.
La Lucia House, A Delicate Seaside Retreat on Water’s Edge by SAOTA
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La Lucia House, A Delicate Seaside Retreat on Water’s Edge by SAOTA
Also, the four sea-facing bedrooms are located on the upper level and open onto private individual terraces.




The La Lucia House Gallery:

Text by the Architects: The brief called for a relaxed family holiday beach house on the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The building has been sensitively designed to gently nestle between protected milkwood trees, in an area that has strict environmental controls. 

Photo credit: Karl Beath| Source: SAOTA

For more information about this project; please contact the Architecture firm :
– Add: 109 Hatfield Street, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001
– Tel: +27 (0)21 468 4400
– Email: info@saota.com




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