By Guinevere Davies, Project Consultant Iona O’Reilly, Property Coordinator Marlize du Rand, Photographer Nic Baleta

With a need to create a home environment that not only reflected their tastes but also accommodated their growing family, the owners chose to build entirely from scratch. “Our last home was built in 2002 by the previous owner,” the home owner explains. “It was a beautiful, modern home in a secure golf estate. But it was not the most child-friendly space and we have twin toddlers, so designing a safe, practical home for family living was important to us.”

After securing a double stand in an exclusive housing estate in the north of Johannesburg, the owners set about creating their dream space. This meant making the most of the stand’s incredible views of the nearby Jukskei River with double-volume windows and including must-haves such as a playroom, study, pyjama lounge and guest suites. “We have loads of space on the property and never feel like we’re living on top of the neighbours. The layout of the home lends itself to the river view, which is absolutely incredible – you feel like you are in the middle of the Kruger Park, not Johannesburg.”

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