A pure-white off-the-grid holiday home in the pristine natural mountainside
When you arrive at this low-slung, ground-hugging white holiday home just inland from Plettenberg Bay, its greatest asset remains invisible. In fact, the spectacular views the home commands from its clifftop promontory have deliberately been obscured. As you cross the raised meadow from your point of arrival, the house forms a s
This contemporary modernist home speaks to why trends matter
Architecture is known as the slowest moving of all the arts. Compared to fashion design, say, houses progress glacially so architecture tends to be the last thing to pick up trends and the slowest to let them go. Negotiating fashion’s fickleness is complicated by the fact that the most distinctive and lasting designs tend to be most perfectly of their place and age. The trick to being of your time but beyond fashion seems to lie in the question of influence.
This house, designed by Bryan Dunstan of bd Studio Architects and subtly altered for a subsequent owner by Nabeel Essa of Office 24-7, is an excellent example