Text by Mari Sciarappa, Project Consultant Cherise Karam, Property Co-ordinator Jay van der Westhuizen, and Photography Nic Baleta.
There’s a house in Johannesburg that strives to defy convention. It is almost triangular in design, with a cylindrical pillar of sandstone cladding.
A single wall painted red invites a sense of passion and defiance. This colour theme continues as you enter the home, with splashes of red from wall colours to place settings.
The cinema room boasts a soft red carpet where you can’t help taking your shoes off to enjoy the ultimate visual and audio experience.
The downstairs living area is complete with a bar for entertainment, a beautiful fireplace that acts simultaneously as a room separator for this relatively open-plan space, the dining area and a kitchen.
Take a trip up the semi-circular staircase to the four bedrooms, which have soft, cosy finishes and aesthetically appealing artwork.
In one, you’ll find the biggest shower you’ve ever seen. In another, amenities like the basin, mirror and toilet all take a circular shape. In another bathroom, a truly awe-inspiring shower, supplied by Grohe, entices residents and guests to have the most luxurious and technically advanced shower of their lives.
For anyone about to embark on a similar project, the owner has the following advice: “No one but you knows exactly what you want; make sure you effectively communicate your exact requirements – if not you will eventually change it afterwards at double the cost.”