Wander into the private luxury of Mabote
Recently wandering across the world wide web, I found and fell in instant like with Mabote, a private home in South Africa designed by the eponymous Nicholas Plowman Architects.
Mabote celebrates the Waterberg through its materiality and functionality. The residence nurtures a sense of natural escapism with its seamless flow between external and internal spaces.
From the natural hues and accents of the kitchen with its exquisitely carved stools to the wooden slatted walls in the hallway, the property sings of nature and a pride in the local fauna.
Luxuriously spacious internal areas offer framed vistas of the surrounding landscape. This has the amazing ability to pull in the outside in, while wide covered walkways and verandahs pull the inhabitants outside to experience the breathtaking landscape up close. The treatment of light plays an important role in both the interior spaces and the transitory outdoor spaces.
The interior design complements the architectural hues with strong browns and a polished cement floor to enhance the natural feel.
The pool deck and outdoor sunken lounge offer a sumptuous setting for entertainment or relaxation, where nature is just a step away. The interiors are warm and rich in texture, offering comfort and convenience.
Natural elements in the landscape were prioritized and the building layout was planned to accommodate existing trees and topography. The treatment of these elements enhance the experience of the space, and help to embed the structure in its environment more successfully.
There is a harmonious link between the lodge and its surrounds. The linearity of the built forms complement the organic contours of the berg, while the subtle rendering of the surfaces pick up on the transient shades of both hard and soft elements in the landscape.
We more than like. We love.
For more please visit Nicholas Plewman Architects – https://plewmanarchitects.co.za/ and the interior design firm on the project – Fox Browne Creative.