A South African home is a masterclass in African modernism


Embedded within the sprawling backdrop of the mesmerising South African coast is a rural retreat that has undergone quite the design refit. Part of a small beachfront community, La Belle Vue is the fruit of a creative collaboration between a duo of Cape Town practices, interior design group OKHA and Bomax Architects. The house, which belongs to a native international executive, was revitalised to ‘provide a place of sanctuary and repose’, states OKHA, from the owner’s busy working life.

The two firms worked closely to realise a new harmonious lease of life for the concrete construct. The project commenced with an exterior overhaul by Bomax Architects, who created new outdoor spaces by connecting each of the three levels with the exterior facade. Now increasingly open to the…

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