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House Hisquin - The Dunes



Locations :

Wilderness, Western Cape, South Africa


Eddie Da Silva Architects

Surface Area (m²/Sq Ft)

+ 50m²


Eddie Da Silva Architects is an Architectural firm based in Wilderness, with an interior design showroom in George, Western Cape. They design high-end residential homes, and create custom furniture pieces to complete interiors and turn-key projects. They have also won The Quinquennial Tile Award in Italy for this project, which only happens every 2 years. We are honoured to be the timber coating choice for this prestigious project.

Project Overview:
This 1260m² home was designed for a french couple for a holiday house on the beach in Wilderness, which was also featured on Top Billing in November 2017. The home is designed in such a way that it has a Northern and Southern aspect. The Northern aspect is very important as this has a direct impact on natural light and warmth that flows through the house.

When the doors are open on the North & South sides - one has a seamless flow from the pool area on the Northern side, to the sea and the beach on the Southern side. The kitchen and living areas, are both open-plan, which also creates a seamless interaction with the exterior space. Rubio Monocoat was specified on the interior and exterior timber surfaces, such as the furniture, kitchen counter top, built-in cupboards, staircasing, as well as outdoor furniture. The interior has a minimalistic and uncluttered feel, rather placing a greater emphasis on the sea, and to the mountains on the Northern side. A dark charcoal colour was chosen for the exterior, and this is in contrast with the light walls inside the house. The kitchen has a clean contemporary feel. There is a spine-wall running through the house, which is cladded with dark ribbon stoning, and copper colours. The furniture is uncluttered as well as being practical for a house that is right on the beach.

Congratulations to Susan Smit (Interior Designer) and the team at Eddie Da Silva Architects on this great achievement.

Endorsement Statement:
"Rubio Monocoat is such a great product. We use it mainly on oak timber in most of our projects. The product prevents the oak from turning yellow, and gives a smooth easy feel finish texture, feeling like a second skin. A great durable product, that all our clients are very satisfied with as the end result."

- Eddie Da Silva (Eddie Da Silva Architects)

Featured Products:

RMC Oil Plus 2C (Interior)
Rubio® Monocoat Oil Plus 2C is a next-generation product that colours and protects your wood in 1 single layer. The combination of the oil (A) and the accelerator (B) ensures a quick dry, quick cure and superior protection.
• Single layer application
• 55 standard interior colours available
• Enhances the natural look of the wood
• Easy to maintain and repair
• No overlaps or starting marks
• Average spread rate of 50 m² / litre
• Can be applied to all wood types
• Durable protection
• Ideal for all wooden surfaces

RMC Hybrid Wood Protector (Exterior)
RMC Hybrid Wood Protector is a genuine ‘monocoat’, suitable for colouring and protecting all exterior wood in 1 single layer. The easy application and maintenance makes this oil an exceptionally user-friendly product.
• UV and Antifungal protection
• Easy to apply: no overlaps, fast-drying
• Economical: 1-layer application
• Suitable for all types of wood
• Can also be used for interiors
• 12 contemporary wood colours and 8 trendy pop colours
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