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!
While it resembles one of those lavish retreats from the outside the Naked House is all about stripping away unnecessary frills and ‘over the top’ opulence. After spending years around some of the most luxurious homes and five-star getaways in the region Gerritsen wanted to move away from this modern trend.
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.
Designed with a sense of visual flair by Smart Design Studio the Lamble Residence gives its denizens 270-degree ocean views along with a mesmerizing glimpse into the Great Dividing Range that lies in the distance. Featuring a unique exterior draped in wood and semi-minimal interiors that bring the beachy vibe indoors this house allows you to relax in style.
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.
A large living area with a modern kitchen and dining space greet you inside. Bright pops of orange and yellow breathe life into a home that is dominated by the many shades of grey and cream. The kitchen overlooks the porch that features a tranquil garden a Jacuzzi an infinity-edge pool and even a children’s pool.
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.