The original structure of the windmill dates back to the fourteenth century and it was located in a complex of buildings that carry equal historic significance. This made it imperative for the architect to reinvent the interiors of the windmill while keeping many of the original elements of the older construction intact.
Renovating an ’80s home into a contemporary residence that fits the specific needs of a homeowner is a task that is challenging enough. But the founder of Marco Costanzi Architetti was faced with a challenge that is far more unconventional and demanded greater sensitivity.
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.
One of the key elements defining the design is the presence of spaces that encourage family activity and constant interaction with nature. A separate television room with movable timber screens in the living area ensures that the kids’ focus is largely kept away from television.
Clad in wood concrete steel and glass the home embraces an unfinished and almost industrial style. The pool large terrace smart kitchen and living area form the core of the house with two bedrooms on the bottom level and a home office on the top floor. A freestanding open-air bathroom and an eye-catching master bedroom steal the show while a separate level houses the maid’s room along with the steam room the laundry room and the pantry.
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.
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.