Though seemingly plain and reserved on the exterior, this mod wooden cabin on South Africa's Plettenberg Bay is far less straightforward on the inside—and in a rather exciting way. A luxurious 13,000 square feet of space is spread over three floors, all connected by a slightly sinuous, totally sexy wooden staircase, suspended in mid-air by metal ropes. As Marie Claire Maison details, this sleek centerpiece stands in dynamic contrast with more neutral furnishings, including warmer-toned South African crafts and reclaimed benches and tables.
The house, designed by Cape Town-based architecture studio SAOTA and interiors firm Cecil & Boyd, includes five ocean-view bedroom suites, not to mention a lengthy pool located just a few steps away from the sandy beach. Swoon.
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