La Lucia Home by ARRCC

WORDS Cheri Morris IMAGES Karl Beath


Step inside this SAOTA-designed beach house in La Lucia, Durban, with interiors designed by Cape Town-based studio ARRCC.

Seaside living at its most luxurious, this home was designed with summer entertaining in mind. Inspired by the dancing white horses that tip ocean waves and the expansive white sands on the property’s doorstep, the designers’ aim was to create a space that mirrors both the location and client.

Opulence and seaside splendour combine to offer a relaxing atmosphere dressed in bleached driftwood and a sandy colour palette. Gentle neutrals are brought to life with touches of teal, charcoal and azure. Honed sandstone, weathered iroko ceilings and decking slats, and glinting concrete floors meet bleached timber, muted leathers and grey linens to create a simplistic yet homely feel. The upper level boasts four bedrooms, all of which are ocean-facing and lead onto private terraces.

The master bathroom is a sight to behold, offering the height of tranquillity and relaxation. A bath you could get lost in sits next to a sandstone clad vertical wall while large glass windows frame the master terrace view where skylights offer up the perfect evening lighting.

See more projects by ARRCC, here.