Well-appointed, dressed in sophisticated finishes and soaring with sleek cantilevered roofs and angled planes, Albizia House by Metropole Architects is a contemporary dream home presiding over one acre in the Simbithi Eco-Estate along South Africa’s Kwa-Zulu-Natal coastline.
The progressive architecture is stunning, a very subtle take on the renowned American architect, John Lautner’s futuristic and mod “Googie” architecture. The two-story estate captivates with its wide range of materials of wood, stone, steel and concrete. Surfaces and textures run the gorgeous gamut from smooth cladding to rustic stacked stone and undulating steel. Elevations excite with geometric configurations becoming balconies, terraces and living zones. Interiors unify with the environment, portraying a blurred differentiation between indoor living and outdoor relaxation.