The idea was to design a home whose aura was as close as possible to the homeowners’ previous farm house clad in wood paper and concrete. Criss-crossing wooden beams make up the most prominent feature of the home and allow natural ventilation to make its way through to the top level.
The main kitchen family area dining space and additional bedrooms are located on the lower level of the house while the top level includes the living area a second kitchen and the master bedroom. This means that pretty much every room in the house provides unobstructed views of the waves in the distance.
The color scheme of the house is kept simple and neutral with white and grey making their presence felt in every room. Plush furnishings complement a toned-down industrial style that ensures the house requires little maintenance compared to sleeker more contemporary structures.
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.
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!
A large pool and a spacious deck with ample seating options make up the core of the backyard while a series of indoor courtyards usher in ample ventilation and visual contrast. Largely clad in stone and glass the reflective features of each surface and their interplay with light gives the Float House its exceptional sheen. Visually enchanting this exclusive home shows the true brilliance of reflective pools when done right!
Nothing beats the cozy snug appeal of a beautiful cottage-style home that is surrounded by a lush green landscape and bright colorful flowers. It epitomizes the image of an ideal relaxing hub where most of us would gladly wane away days and hours while escaping the unending rush of our daily urban lives. Combining this comfortable cottage appeal with a color palette that borrows from the coastal look as well as accents that seem trendy and industrial this lovely home near in evokes memories of a dreamy lazy summer evening!