Over the years we have seen some of the most expansive and exceptional homes from South Africa conjured up and brought to life by the ingenious folks at Nico van der Meulen Architects. Set in a lovely landscape that is filled with natural goodness this gorgeous house in is another wonderful example of their inimitable style.
Oversized windows large glass doors three expansive terraces and smartly placed skylights that usher in ample ventilation ensure that the line between the indoors and the world outside is blurred. Taking advantage of the lovely city skyline views outside the focus is kept on creating a vibrant home that allows you to take in the many sights and sounds of the iconic city.
Designed to meet the needs of a couple (both geologists who now mostly work from home) the residence embraces a relaxed and vibrant appeal. The color scheme is largely kept neutral with simple grays whites and warm wooden tones dominating the interior.
The house welcomes you with a walkway that is clad in Balau wood and meanders its way past a serene koi pond as it leads you from the street to the front of the house. The lower level features an open living area with a plush living space an ergonomic dining area and a kitchen clad in Ceasarstone. Tom Dixon pendants and lighting fixtures from Foscarini enliven the space with their bold metallic accents while a sleek staircase in the corner leads to the private quarters tucked away on the top floor.
With changing seasons also comes a change in the hues outside and along with it the house acquires a completely different aura. With a picture-perfect river and creek a stone’s throw away from the house this is a getaway that leaves you enchanted…
This sleek sophisticated home was designed by architect along with studio Viraje Arquitectura and its urbane contemporary flair is apparent from the get-go. The façade of the stylish home is shaped by clean well defined straight lines and a pristine white sheen that is noticeable even from a distance. A long narrow entryway leads to the lower level of the house which features the living areas in an open floor plan.
In fact if you switched around some of the decor it may very well seem like an Asian-inspired home! With partial views of and Leschi Park the house is spread across three different levels. The basement features the entry and a bedroom and it leads to the more open levels above.