An entrance hall that leads to the main living areas is placed in between two large double garages that give the home a distinct street façade. A lovely koi pond and a beautiful entryway leading to this main hall set the tone for the colors and the design style used to shape the interior.
With an unabated view of the majestic valley below this cool home was once a simple cottage that needed an extension and revamp thanks to the growing needs of the family. In came architect Matt Elkan who transformed the space while keeping the cozy cottage style firmly intact.
Whenever we think of gorgeous contemporary homes from South Africa that are draped in luxury we think of expansive residences that invite nature indoors and are imbibed with a touch of African charm. House Serengeti by Nico van der Meulen Architects is one such amazing villa that brings together the unique flavor of the region and modern architecture that is truly global!
The compact living area with a comfy couch and a bright red chair flows into the adjacent dining space. An exquisite kitchen in white and grey lies on the other side of the room and is separated spatially from the dining area using frameless glass doors. Twin Globus chairs in the kitchen add to the tasteful elegance of the setting.
Reclaimed wood accents are coupled with pristine white walls and metallic pendants to bring together a wide array of textures. A living room that is both comfy and serene offers unabated views of Lake Wisconsin while the stone fireplace becomes the focal point of the room.
Despite the presence of ample space the homeowners wanted a residence that was unassuming organic and in tune with the scenic backdrop. Rainwater harvesting systems and the use of materials from the existing house (as much as possible) give it a.
From a distance the ingenious roof reminds us of Japanese origami creations and transforms the otherwise simple nature retreat into a dramatic eye-catching structure that is set against an equally awe-inspiring tropical countryside.