YNE, A South African House with Outstanding Aesthetics.

Yne House is a house with breathtaking aesthetics. It was brought to life by Metropole architects and is located in the prestigious seaside resort of Zimbali Coast Forest in South Africa

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This refreshing residence combines originality, functionality, dynamism, tradition and harmony. Starting outside the Yne house, one can see a storied building with flat roofs and raw materials such as steel, glass, wood and concrete.

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One can also take note of an entire series of audacious over-hangs, light beams, voids, and solids that draw the full attention of one’s eyes. On closer inspection, an exo-skeleton made of aluminium screens and concrete elements proudly surrounds the house and veils the huge, glazed façades. This external, perforated outer skin creates a nice transition between inside and outside.

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The back of the residence has a monolithic block of concrete that has been installed and continues beyond the width of the house, a some-what brutal element that is only interrupted by thin, horizontal linear glass slates that are randomly placed.

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As soon as one enters the Yne house, one immediately notices the internal and external water basin which constitutes the base of a sculptural staircase. This staircase spirals above the water and leads directly to the living space of the house.

The living space of Yne house is an airy, bright space which leads into the open kitchen, dining, living room, and other wonderfully designed spaces.

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As for the decor, the furniture is imposing, and, rather dark with several metallic touches of silver, gold, and copper. The outdoor dining room is also a true extension of the living room. A floating wooden staircase leads to the top floor where there are 4-bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. The top floor has an adaptation which is more of a T-shaped. This guarantees all rooms a spectacular view of the forest and the sea.

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Yne House is a surprising and a contrasting house.