The original grain silos were elegantly incorporated into the floor plan of the new residence and while a design studio occupies the lower level the private quarters of the home are tucked away on the top level. Iconic Mid-Century modern Eames creations accentuate the appeal of the home. Sweeping interiors a really high ceiling exposed truss beams and the heavy wooden floor constantly remind you of the heritage of the place.
It is hard to describe the magic of this house in mere words as it seems to be cloaked in a blanket of green for the better part of the year. With an exterior that embraces the greenery and is adorned by many flowering plants the house boasts a rustic style that is both refreshing and unique.
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.
With the orientation of the home also allowing ample ventilation to flood through there is never really a dull moment inside this sizzling beach retreat. Large sliding glass doors and glass walls further enhance the openness of each space.
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.
The impressive residence welcomes you with an airy living space that opens up into the lush green courtyard. Large glass walls and doors connect this area with the expansive courtyard that also features a refreshing pool. Offering unabated views of the city lights in the distance this dreamy spot is filled with comfy decor along with twin Barcelona chairs that steal the show. A delicate balance between wood stone and glass and a beautiful mezzanine level capture your attention instantly.
Minimal and understated the decor is also kept as simple as possible with large pendants and paper lanterns stealing the show. While the first floor houses the private spaces the lower level holds an open-plan living area along with a smart bedroom that leads to the revamped garden. With sliding glass doors translucent panels and shoji screens the switch between privacy and open flowing interiors is seamless indeed.