The renovation of this serene beach house, above Clifton second beach, achieves elegant simplicity while relating to the breathtaking environment in which it is located.The design, by architects Matthew Beatty and Saskia Vermieren, creates a relaxed ambiance with ethereal and tranquil qualities.
Kilima Lodge is situated in the Northern Serengeti region of Tanzania. It sits on the top of a small rise looking out over hundreds of kilometers of wildlife reserve. There are no fences, and wild game, including lions, frequently pass through the property. During the annual Wilderbeast migration in May and June the hillside and the plains below are choked with thousands upon thousands of these animals. It truely is a fantastic and spectacular location, with views to match.
This sophisticated and summery home on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, was transformed by the formidable partnership between interior designer Ashleigh Gilmour and building contractor Peter Macnamara. The project, not without its challenges, was pulled off with precision timing and resulted in an understated space that manages to marry class, elegance and functionality, while still remaining rooted in the feeling of the natural materials used and mountainous environment in which it is located.