Awe-inspiring farm style
By Rami Moorosi, Project Consultant Romaine Roberts, Photography Roelene Prinsloo
The owner explains that the two-storey design was based on South African farm houses with the first level being significantly larger than the top to avoid the typical look that is characteristic of the standard Tuscan style. The home owner says: “Our priority was optimal outdoor living hence the big wrap-around ‘stoep’.”
The splendour that is the outdoors is brought into the interior with large doors and windows while every room has direct access to the outdoors including the bedrooms. Architect Paul Boshoff goes on to explain that the site has a natural slope to the north with a south-facing entry – allowing for maximum incorporation of the vistas.
The use of natural products has resulted in warm and inviting spaces which are not only functional but visually pleasing. These include natural stone, solid cherrywood floors, recycled oregan doors and windows, terracotta tiles and pure wool carpets. The owner explains that they liked the juxtaposing of old farm-style finishes with ultra modern finishes.
With all of this and state of the art security, this modern farm-style home is perfect for a contemporary lifestyle but with the relaxing ambience that can only come from country living.