The summer weather makes us long for wonderful holiday resorts and soothing, inspiring projects. We would love to stay in the beautiful Sirai Beach House in Kenya. Designed by Nicholas Plewman Architects & Associates, this is a beautiful private residence shrouded in the beauty of its surroundings.
Founder and chief architect Nick Plewman has a great passion for the wilderness and you can clearly see that in the designs of Nicholas Plewman Architects & Associates. Many of their projects are located in remote or sensitive environments in Africa. Nature is always central and sustainability and innovation are also important elements in the realisations.
The local culture and environment provided inspiration for the palette of colours and materials
Sirai Beach House is one of Plewman's beautiful creations on a cliff in Kilifi, a coastal city with many resorts in the Kenyan province of Pwani. The house was designed around a number of inner courtyards creating many fine outdoor spaces and is surrounded by ancient baobab trees. The spaces have been arranged and designed so that you have beautiful views of the coast and ocean. The local culture and environment provided inspiration for the palette of colours and materials. For example, Coral stone, Lamu plaster and Makuti reeds were used. There are several large verandas that can be opened and closed. These are provided as a place to enjoy the tranquillity, beautiful surroundings and sea breeze. In this way the surroundings are brought inside and the interior – decorated by Fox Borwne Creative – is a reflection of the landscape. The rooms are dressed in brown, green, grey and beige tones and natural materials including lots of wood, plaster and reed. The baobab tree was a great source of inspiration for this. The designers worked with an eclectic mix that provides a luxurious look and feel. You will also find artisan pieces from Kenya, Morocco, India and South Africa.
Thanks to the beautiful outdoor spaces and the serene and neutral palette, this became an elegant, coastal retreat. Courtesy of Nicholas Plewman Architects & Associates