A charming beachside cottage in South Africa boasts impressive carbon footprint credentials—but scores big on style, too.
Photo: Mark Williams , Styling: Nathalie Williams
Muted colors, a low profile, and subtle textural contrast on the exterior's whitewashed walls and gray-painted tin roof ensure that the structure fits in with neighboring dwellings and harmonizes beautifully with the landscape. A crushed-shell pathway winds down to the sand.
Flowering bushes lining the path to the beach are salt tolerant and ideal for seaside landscapes.