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Minimalist coastal elegance in a typical West Coast abode

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The opening between the kitchen and living room serves as a work surface and seating area and has a wonderful view of the ocean. The kitchen and dining room open onto the indoor braai to create one large entertainment area.
The opening between the kitchen and living room serves as a work surface and seating area and has a wonderful view of the ocean. The kitchen and dining room open onto the indoor braai to create one large entertainment area.

Photographs Francois Oberholster l Styling Misi Overturf

For the Gründlinghs of Grotto Bay, there is little distinction between ‘real life’ and holidays – for this couple, every day feels like a vacation since making the West Coast their permanent home in 2016.

“John surfs almost every day and when there are no waves, he catches fish and forages for seafood,” says Carla. “We love looking for mussels and seaweed in the rock pools and harvesting wild cabbage, common ice plant and samphire from the dune ‘pantry’ here on the West Coast.”

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