A while ago we showed you a stunning villa in Palm Springs that appeared to simply disappear into the mountain and to become one with the landscape. We’re going to take a look at a similar project, this time in South Africa. It’s a holiday rental villa that was built right into a mountain.
Big boulders from the mountain have become part of the overall design and architecture of the building.In a way, they define the project and make this a one-of-a-kind holiday house. It’s definitely something you don’t see very often.
The villa was designed in such a way that it truly connects those inside with the landscape. Although it was built into the mountain, it’s not meant to disappear into the landscape but rather to embrace it and to allow it to become a part of the interior in a natural way.
Magnificent ocean views can be admired from nearly every room. Huge windows and floor-to-ceiling glass walls allow the ocean and the beauty of the outdoors to become part of the interior décor.
The interior was cleverly organized so that each function in the open floor plan can take advantage of these panoramic views. The dining area is placed in between the kitchen and the sitting area and is basically surrounded by glass walls. The kitchen has perfect visual control over the corner area.
The master bedroom suite was also designed with huge glass walls. A suspended fireplace gives it a cozy feel while the wooden floor and the subtle lighting set the right mood.
Sliding glass doors offer access to a stunning balcony with a transparent glass railing system.
The mountain is an actual part of the villa and in some areas this fact almost slaps you in the face. You simply can’t ignore features like this stone wall.
All the bedrooms were designed to take full advantage of the views. The serene ocean sets a calm and tranquil ambiance and you get to fall asleep listening to the waves.
Of course, the villa has expansive outdoor areas. The deck expands into a pathway around the giant boulders and the numerous exterior areas are meant to let the guests relax, unwind and simply take in all the beauty surrounding them.
One one side of the building you can find an outdoor dining area with warm lighting and direct access to the interior living space.
On the other, there’s a beautiful swimming pool.
The terraces, decks and balconies and very nicely spread around the villa so there’s always an easy way to step outside and to admire the magnificent views.