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.
Even the grandest of homes often need a bit of a makeover after a decade or two. Designed originally by in 1973 this gorgeous oozes the opulence and extravagance that the city of LA is renowned for. But with changing times and altering design trends it was time to give its spacious interior a whole new sheen. This task fell to Maxime Jacquet who gave the lavish space and entirely new dynamic with warm neutral tones a multitude of textures and striking artwork that makes a daring visual statement.
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.
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!
Despite the presence of ample space the homeowners wanted a residence that was unassuming organic and in tune with the scenic backdrop. Rainwater harvesting systems and the use of materials from the existing house (as much as possible) give it a.
A large bedroom for children is shared by both daughters and was created combining two smaller rooms that existed in its place. Old abandoned shelves and reclaimed wooden pallets have been turned into shelves with simple carpentry skills and some repainting!
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.