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!
Dream homes are often about extravagant interiors luxurious decor and expansive rooms that surround you with opulence. But that is not the only way of creating a magical setting that leaves you spellbound. Why not let Mother Nature take over and do what she does best?
The first level incorporates a dining and kitchen area that opens up towards the terrace while a spacious living area is tucked away on the opposite side. The top floor holds the twin offices for the couple along with a deck area that offers lovely views of the gorgeous landscape around the house.
Sustainability and energy efficiency are increasingly becoming an important part of home and office designs across the globe. Many homeowners are taking the help of pioneering architects to build their dream homes that put a smile on the face of the planet as well!
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.
Bold window frames and shingle-style architecture typify the exterior while the interior is clad in cool neutral hues that seem to be borrowed from both coastal and cottage styles. Exposed wooden beams and metallic surfaces add a dash of industrial charm as well with a salvaged wooden accent wall standing out visually in the front hall.
The living room on the second level is connected with every other room and the lovely terrace spaces around it become a natural extension of living area. A refreshing pool and a large deck allow you to enjoy the cool evenings and beautiful nights under the star-studded sky.