Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Seaside Inspiration







French photographer Jean-Marc Lederman's stunning South African house is located just minutes from Cape Town in the Bay of Llandudno. Here he revels in the extraordinary colours and the pure light illuminating his home, which, with the help of architect Gregory Nortje, he has designed to be both a living and work space. Made of wood and steel, the house, with its enormous windows that can be retracted thanks to an electrical system, lives inside out — only glass seems to separate the interior from the landscape. Inside, Jean-Marc has kept furnishings to a minimum, sticking to earthy tones and vintage finds from flea markets in Paris and Nice — with bright cushions and tables to add a punch of colour here and there. Freeing and inspiring, it's not surprising that he's here to stay. More here on Marie Claire Maison.

4 comments :

Janine said...

I was there on a photo shoot a fews years ago, and will attest — it really is a stunning space!
It's so strange though because it burnt down a while back. I live around the corner and to this day can still see the external fire damage whenever I go jogging past it.
I hope these are recent images, because then there are signs of life again inside that beautiful home... Brava!

Unknown said...

stunning house. look at that gorgeous blue sea wow

automatism said...

Hi Janine! The Marie Claire Maison article mentions a fire — the pattern on the wall in the study is the result of it, and was left as it was — so I'm pretty sure these are recent photos! It also mentions he's lived there for 15 years, too!

:-)

Pamela Bates said...

i want a seaside house with an ifinity pool, just so I can have that glass garage door looking out over the sea. LOVE that door!

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