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eye-catcher. In winter, the lounge area close to the fireplace is the
perfect spot to warm up. In summer, they can open up the whole
back of the house to let the cool breeze in, thanks to bi-fold doors.
Another feature of the living room is the lovely view to a staircase
that leads to the biggest bedroom, which sleeps six.
Nearby is a huge dining table, from which the view is breathtaking.
The fema le touch is evident – an enormous chandelier hangs above
the table and a painting of Buddha provides a calming backdrop.
Being a holiday house, the orientation of the six bedrooms
was important: each needed to have an ocean view. Mission
accomplished. Next, they all had to have their own bathroom – with
an element of sanctuary. A stand-out is one that features a stylish,
natural divider of twigs between the shower and bathtub.
In the master bedroom, Gina asked for the bathtub to be elevated
to capt ure the views. The result? Heaven. And it gets better. Two
complete sides of the bedroom can be opened thanks to bi-fold
doors for access to the pool, nearby terraces (in total, there is about
400sqm of wooden terracing) and, of course, those views.
Suffice to say, Robert and Gina try to spend as many weekends
as possible at their fabulous house. In fact, they estimate that they
spend about six months here each year. However, they are usually
not alone: family and friends, young and old, happily join them for
a relaxing weekend. And, Robert jokingly adds, it’s not easy to get
them to go back home again. We can see why. I
The ‘nature’ shower has a fantastic ocean view.
TOP Wooden terraces surround the home.
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