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.
Like many of the lavish residences that we have previously seen from this fabulous residence is filled with decor that is trendy and timeless. With the balanced use of rock steel wood and glass the exclusive house exudes inviting warmth.
The transformation of an old windmill into a lovely single-family residence and home studio is no walk in the park. But the historic mill of Santa Cristina in Italy found a brand new lease on life thanks to the ingenious makeover that it recently received.
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.
But the one aspect of this house that truly sets it apart from the rest is the array of green features that have been incorporated by the architects. Passive solar heating and cooling design naturally keeps the temperature inside moderate even during change of seasons. A high-efficiency boiler with a rooftop solar-thermal preheat a heat recovery system a rainwater harvesting system and energy-efficient lighting fixtures combine to save up on energy consumption.
Relaxing bedrooms with the timeless furnishings of Charles and Ray Eames a serene koi pong with Tom Dixon’s copper pendants above and a stunning entertainment room complete with a pool table and a home bar lend modern sophistication to this marvelous mansion. And if you are overwhelmed by all the affluence inside you can step out and enjoy the expansive wooden deck and the wonderful views it offers after sunset.
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.