Thursday, April 10, 2014

Casa Sanchia, Cape Town

As I've mentioned recently, my wanderlusting eye and hobby of constantly patrolling real estate pages has taken me to South Africa quite frequently as of late. To the Western Cape region in particular. I have some really wonderful childhood memories in this area and there's something about this landscape I just find endlessly inspiring. The ocean, the mountains, the botanical beauty, rolling hills of vineyards... all with its own unique and distinctive African tone. My husband has effectively put the kibosh on my farm life fantasies (such a spoil-sport - although he did raise the valid argument of who exactly was going to be doing the actual farming...), however, I've come up with a new plan of wearing him down with the notion of a beach bungalow in the Western Cape. Who could really say no to that?

This one is particularly lovely, all white with natural accents it is a charming and soothing retreat. Luckily, it is even available to rent for a casual beach vacation. While it is modern and minimal, it still has a friendly, family atmosphere and would be the perfect venue for a family vacation. Situated in Dwaskersbos, about 150 km outside of Cape Town, this isolated cottage faces 16 km of unspoilt beachfront. Find more information on booking this beautiful holiday home here. But for now, we'll have to content ourselves with these beautiful images of the home that remind me once again how less is really more and that often the simplest of materials and palettes are the most effective. 

A black, white and blue gallery wall of family photos all in white frames creates a beautiful display, especially with this raw wood bench and arrangement of natural elements below. 

Photos: Casa Sanchia discovered via Style Files

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