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.
Crafted by of de[luxe] design studio the house embraces a trendy modern rustic theme while borrowing lavishly from the classic cottage design. A muted color palette a smart use of reclaimed wood and a relaxing ambiance define this inviting getaway.
While that is indeed just a well orchestrated architectural trick there is nothing unreal about the lavish interior and the seamless design that blurs the line between the interiors and the outdoors. Nestled in the busy city of and crafted by Pitsou Kedem Architect the is truly one-of-a-kind.
The trend in contemporary interior design is to keep the backdrop of the room as neutral as possible in order to achieve the most striking visual impact. This creates a perfect opportunity for the accent colors to shine through. As a rule the more neutral the room the greater the prominence of the accent hues.
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.
The owners of the house include a family in their fifties with a couple of kids as well as their mother who wanted a house with the aura of a timeless Japanese design. The interior is clad largely in Japanese cypress that has been brought from the family’s farm in the forest near.
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.