House Corsica as seen in DECO's #Summerissue Photographs by Katel Balas/Vega MG

If you tried to conjure up the ultimate dream seaside summer holiday home in your mind, it might look a lot like House Corsica that is featured in DECO’s #Summerissue…

House Corsica as seen in DECO's #Summerissue. Photographs by Katel Balas/Vega MG Styling by Isis-Colombe Combreas
House Corsica as seen in DECO’s #Summerissue. Photographs by Katel Balas/Vega MG
Styling by Isis-Colombe Combreas

With the Mediterranean as a backdrop, this idyllic home in Corsica has a relaxed atmosphere with the design of the house centered around easy holiday living. The rocky hilltop location carefully chosen by Parisian owners Fred and Carol, as well as the design and construction closely overseen, much time and energy went into creating the ideal family holiday home.

We like mixing different styles and influences; a modern structure with authentic materials

Contemporary in design, the house was built with local materials featuring polished concrete floors, wood and stone walls. Overhanging, leveled terraces are surrounded by local rocks and maquis (a coastal Mediterranean vegetation and tree variety) With vintage hanging wicker chairs overlooking the ocean, and an outdoor bath made for two, the scene is set for a long, lazy summer of outdoor living.

It breaks our hearts every time we have to leave; It’s like the end of a holiday romance

Original text by Aude Bunetel Photographs by Katel Balas/Vega MG Styling by Isis-Colombe Combreas


FIND MORE OUTDOOR LIVING INSPIRATION IN OUR SUMMER ISSUE

ED 105The Summer Issue edition of ELLE DECORATION South Africa is on shelves now at your nearest magazine retailer. Featuring festive eats, cooling cocktails and all your must-have outdoor décor ideas, it’s your breezy summer respite. Pick up your copy today – across South Africa wherever magazines are sold – and tell us what you think on Twitter @Elle_Deco, sharing your #SummerIssue #DECOselfie