Oseleta is one of three houses in Luscombe – a development designed
by David James Architects for Excellare in association with China Corp.
The design evolved from the concept of ‘organic architecture’;
amplifying harmony between the dwellings and their settings. The house
design complements the sylvan setting allowing the occupants to feel at
one with their environment.
The site at Luscombe, occupies a spectacular natural wooded setting
presiding over Poole Harbour, with views to Brownsea Island and the Isle
of Purbeck beyond. Luscombe is a private enclave surrounded by pine
trees adjoining a nature reserve and golf course, and is within easy
walking distance to Poole Harbour.
Oseleta offers substantial living space over three floors, including a
pool and fitness suite to the lower ground floor. The dwelling is
solidified into the ground with natural stone, from which light
horizontal aluminium elements link vertical timber fins, which
compliment the sylvan surroundings. The house has been designed to
express a feeling of light with suspended elements in space, with floor
to ceiling glass seamlessly integrating inside and out, whilst framing
DJA undertook the planning, detailed design and interior architecture for this project.