- LOCATION| Zimbali Coastal Estate, Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
- PROJECT VALUE| R 16 000 000.00
The brief for the project was to create an entertainers retreat that was flexible enough to accommodate a family with kids, as well as operate as a bit of a corporate getaway.
We responded to the brief in three ways. The first was to create large bedrooms that are all en-suite, so guests (or the family) could have their own little private retreats should they want some space away from everyone else.
The second response was to create multiple layers of living and entertaining spaces. We opted to create three eating niches; a formal lounge, and informal lounge, a pajama lounge and a wine cellar.
The third way we reinforced the brief was to introduce a multilevel deck and a terrace.
The estate has strict architectural guidelines, as estates normally do, that we need to adhere to. This was challenging in one aspect as we needed to get a lot of house into a limited allowable coverage, on a site that had a limited and awkwardly-shaped boundary line.
We also wanted to take full advantage of the view and orientation, whilst still retaining a sense of privacy for the users.