Space & Style
Teremok - The House
When Constantine Vladykin built holiday home in Umhlanga in 1968, he could never have imagined that his colourful history would ultimately be immortialized within the walls of two stylish boutique lodges.
Constantine, fondly known as Kotchka, escaped during the Russian revolution as a young boy with the aid of the Red Cross. He was taken to England to join his mother who
him to South Africa where he married Louiza van Zwam, the 17-year-old daughter of a Belgian diamond cutter, and in time joined the family business. The Vladykins had two children, Nadya (born in 1937) and Yvan who was tragically killed in a motor accident at the age of 19.
had also fled, but his father was less fortunate and did not survive. Kotchka’s mother later married an English gentleman Lord Childe Pemberton but died soon afterwards.
Lord Childe had Kotchka educated at Cambourne School of Mines where he qualified as a mining surveyor. This brought
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