La Grange Interiors: The Olive Tree Villa, Yzerfontein
It’s all about coastal living and immaculate seaside views in this breathtaking beachfront accommodation in Yzerfontein. The Olive Tree Villa is beautiful and calming with unforgettable views from every suite.
The Olive Tree Villa features four ultra-luxurious suites. Each has been masterfully designed as a place to unwind and restore the soul. Here you can soak up the sun and enjoy the crisp ocean air.
Elevating Coastal Living
Owners Karin König and Fred de Beer worked alongside the design team from La Grange Interiors to bring their interior visions to life. Together they avoided a traditional palette of breezy blues, whites and sandy tones, and instead opted for richness and complexity.
Burnt mineral and deep marine hues, dark linens and mottled velvets encourage a more indulgent way of life. As do the oversized armchairs and sofas, hand-picked by the owner of La Grange Interiors, Sumari Krige.
A palette of earthy colours reflects light throughout this beautiful villa and lends each space an organic and natural ambience which we absolutely love. Furthermore, textured surfaces and furniture add to the overall look. And who can resist those magnificent sea views which beckon from every window!
Situated metres from a nature reserve in the sleepy seaside village of Yzerfontein, little more than an hour’s drive from Cape Town, Karin and Fred’s villa appears almost camouflaged against the rugged coastline.
To achieve this effect, and inspired by the indoor/outdoor style of the residences in their favourite holiday spot Ko Samui in Thailand, the couple enlisted the help of architect Gavin Maddock. He adopted what he refers to as a ‘holistic approach’ to the design of this building, linking it seamlessly to its views.
A Play on Light and Sun
In the main living area, floor-to-ceiling glass walls slide open to turn the interior into an extension of the terrace. The adjacent cement-clad plunge pool, meanwhile, is elevated to offer uninterrupted vistas, its slatted timber screen producing dappled light that mimics the effect of the sun filtered through the wild camphor trees that line the courtyard below.
‘I want to experience comfort and luxury, as if in a hotel suite; to take a bubble bath overlooking the ocean or walk the few steps down to the unspoilt beach,’ says Karin. ‘It was my desire to create an environment in which one can recharge, take a moment and just be.’
The Olive Tree Villa is a beautiful example of how to elevate coastal living. It, therefore, becomes the perfect space for calm, relaxation and solace from the world.
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