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Top Billing features beautiful home of Tendai The Beast Mtawarira
Top Billing features Tendai Beast Mtawarira’s beautiful home
This week on Top Billing our modern, easy as a breeze, featured home is that of The Beast and Mrs Beast. Tendai and Kuziva Mtawarira’s Dolphin Coast, family escape is near enough to Durban for work and just far enough to feel like everyday’s a holiday.
The attraction of this part of the North Coast is that it still feels a little wild. In these sub-tropical surrounds, Tendai and Kuziva have built a triple storey, open and modern home. One in which their daughter Talumba and son Wangu can grow up in the fresh air and fall asleep to the sounds of the sea.
A potent scrum manager and ball carrier, Beast has been a match-winning cornerstone of Sharks and Springbok rugby for a decade - but there are still one or two titles he’d like.
In 2018, Tendai should earn a century of Springbok caps while his wife Kuziva is in her final year of a Psychology degree. Now that the build of their new home has been completed, ‘Ku’ plans to do a Masters in Psychology & Communication Science, then open a practice.
With the humid weather here, it pays to have an open, airy home. The rafters have been painted black to add interest to the roof design and the décor choices are both natural and contemporary.
The large patio has a built-in bench under the pergola for sundowners, an undercover area for braais - and architect Tracy Levinson optimized every bit of space. Being on an estate with height restrictions and neighbours’ views to consider, the idea of the house was to sit within the slope, and to step down with it rather than work against it.
Ku’s husband spends much of the rugby season in hotel rooms across the world, so their own bedroom needed to be luxurious and sophisticated without feeling like a hotel.
International rugby is a big family so there will always be guests visiting. It’s too early to know if young Wangu will follow his father into the game but he has the genes for it. As for his older sister Talumba, her happy place seems to be wherever her dad is.
To Ku, good luck with the studies and Tendai, here’s to a World Cup winning medal in your cabinet!