Silver Winner 2023 – Seaside Revival: Transforming a Coastal Home through Architectural Renovation - Architecture Collection
Silver Winner of the Architecture & Design Collection Awards 2023

Seaside Revival: Transforming a Coastal Home through Architectural Renovation

Building Rehabilitation and Conservation

Architect / Designer:

Christiaan Davel + Daleen Holloway


Holloway and Davel Architects

Design Team:

Christiaan Davel + Daleen Holloway




South Africa
Introduction: Holloway and Davel Architects are honored to present our transformative vision for the extensive renovations of a residence in the picturesque coastal town of Hermanus, South Africa. Our goal was to elevate the existing home to embody the charm of a Mediterranean-inspired coastal retreat, blending seamlessly with its surroundings. Design Concept: Our design revolves around creating an open-plan living environment that exudes comfort and spaciousness. The essence of the project is to bring the outside inside, fostering a harmonious connection between the interior and the natural beauty of the coastal setting. Architectural Elements: Mediterranean Inspiration: Drawing inspiration from Mediterranean aesthetics, we aim to infuse the residence with warmth, sophistication, and timeless appeal. Open Plan Living: By embracing an open-plan layout, we enhance the flow of spaces, fostering a sense of airiness and interconnectedness throughout the home. Natural Materials: The use of natural materials, such as timber and stone cladding, is integral to our design philosophy. These elements not only contribute to a sustainable approach but also imbue the home with a genuine, organic look and feel. Bringing Outside Inside: Expansive windows and strategically placed openings will capture breathtaking views, allowing the natural beauty of the coastal environment to become an integral part of the living experience. Client’s Vision: Our collaboration with the client has been rooted in understanding their vision for a home that embraces the Mediterranean coastal lifestyle, offering relaxation, comfort, and a seamless indoor-outdoor connection. Sustainability: In line with our commitment to sustainability, our design incorporates eco-friendly practices and materials, ensuring a minimal environmental footprint. Key Features: Spacious Living Areas: The renovation emphasizes the creation of large, inviting spaces conducive to both family living and entertaining guests. Timber and Stone Accents: The careful selection and application of timber and stone cladding will lend a distinct character to the home, echoing the coastal surroundings. Natural Light: The design maximizes natural light, fostering a bright and uplifting atmosphere throughout the interior. Functional Elegance: Combining elegance with functionality, the interiors are crafted to meet the practical needs of modern living while maintaining a refined aesthetic. Conclusion: Holloway and Davel Architects are excited to present a design that not only meets but exceeds the expectations for the transformation of this coastal residence. We believe our approach, marrying Mediterranean influences with local context, will result in a home that stands as a testament to both timeless design and a harmonious connection with its coastal surroundings.

Holloway and Davel Architects

Holloway and Davel Architects were commissioned to undertake the redesign of the open-plan living areas within the client’s residence. The specific directive was to imbue the design with a Mediterranean aesthetic, enhancing the overall look and feel of the space.

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