Brenton on Sea: scandinavian Living room by Sergio Nunes Architects

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Today’s homify 360° discovery gets 10 out of 10 for location, as it provides breathtaking views of the vast ocean, regardless of whether you’re relaxing in the living room, munching at the dining table, pouring some wine in the kitchen, or enjoying some fresh sea-breeze air on one of the balconies or terraces. 

Sergio Nunes Architects deserve the credit for this R8 million stunner – let’s take a look!

The main entrance

Brenton Housr main entrance: modern Houses by Sergio Nunes Architects
Sergio Nunes Architects

Brenton Housr main entrance

Sergio Nunes Architects

This project saw an extensive addition and alterations being done to an existing house. Internal re-planning made the spaces more functional and pleasant to occupy. 

A new roof structure extends over the main façade and softens the building’s silhouette against the sky, and renders the home more approachable from the street. 

The various parts of the house were treated differently in terms of height, scale and colour in order to create a hierarchy and lend a more human scale to the composition. Large fenced timber decks link the inside and outside through generous openings that expose the inhabitants to an endless ocean horizon.

Cooking with a view

Brenton House view from kitchen: scandinavian Living room by Sergio Nunes Architects
Sergio Nunes Architects

Brenton House view from kitchen

Sergio Nunes Architects

We bet that this view will make any tedious kitchen task much more enjoyable! With a peninsula separating the kitchen from the dining room and living room, the kitchen also gets to bath in a delicious amount of natural light filtering indoors thanks to the generous glass doors and clerestory windows.

A serene style

Brenton House view from kitchen:   by Sergio Nunes Architects
Sergio Nunes Architects

Brenton House view from kitchen

Sergio Nunes Architects

Of course such a calming view needs an appropriate interior style, and we think the light neutral colour palette, eclectic furniture and minimalist approach to décor works just perfectly!

Going up

Brenton House stair detail:  Corridor & hallway by Sergio Nunes Architects
Sergio Nunes Architects

Brenton House stair detail

Sergio Nunes Architects

You know a genius was at work when the staircase is not only an in-between bit which connects two floors, but becomes a focal piece in itself – this floating open riser in richly textured concrete is the perfect combination between modern elegance and industrial beauty. 

Plus it leaves some space open underneath, which means more excuses for furniture and décor! 

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