An extraordinary, beautiful home with a wonderful flow to accentuate the link between nature and indoors. Situated on arguably the best plot on the entire Hawaan Forest Estate and tucked away out of sight, with nothing in front except nature, this home rates as one of leading Durban architect Kevin Lloyd’s finest works.
Visitors are welcomed through a Paperbark tree-patterned sliding pedestrian gate, leading to a view of the spectacular 15m-long pool, then through the entrance to the relaxing open plan lounge and dining room. All doors in the living areas are sliding stack-backs, allowing a wonderful flow out to the forest on one side and the pool on the other. Flooring is imported Italian tiles throughout.
The second integrated lounge and open plan kitchen also opens up on all sides, offering stunning forest views. The kitchen area features a large centre, Neolith-topped, counter with informal dining area, five-plate gas stove, two eye-level ovens, integrated fridge and coffee cupboard. This area leads to the front outside dining and entertaining area with its abundance of wildlife, including resident Bushbuck, mongoose, and an abundant bird population. The home feels like a private bush lodge!
Behind the living space is a scullery area with full amenities, including fridges and a small goods (dumb waiter) lift down to the underground garage – saving the need to carry up groceries or travel bags. There is also an outside scullery area.
The main bedroom features expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, welcoming natural light, and views of indigenous fauna and wildlife, to the bedroom. The bedroom features a large dressing room with a skylight and bespoke cupboards. The gorgeous en-suite bathroom boasts a large soaking tub, walk-in shower double basins and an outside “nature” shower.
The other two bedrooms are large, bright and both en-suite bath/showers lit by natural skylights. Outside the bedroom area is the informal study/lounge area, also designed for tranquillity. This area is designed to convert to a fourth bedroom if needed.
The house is fully air conditioned, with ducted throughout the living areas and split adjustable in the bedrooms.
Outside in the garden is a underground “hidden grotto” area with fireplace, kitchen area, sauna, fridge, dishwasher and wine storage facility – offering a unique and very special entertaining experience.
The underground garage offers parking for two cars, storage rooms, a utility room, staff bathroom and kitchen. There are three water tanks, and an inverter and batteries. The house harvests grey water and has backup municipal water.
Security is top-notch, with strict access control.
Viewing by appointment only.