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.

Urban Concept Architect (012 347 1428) Urban Concept Architects was responsible for turning this client’s vision into reality by creating a contemporary farm-style home. For this project, the architect worked closely with the owners to construct a structure that is aesthetically pleasing with the extensive use of natural materials that included recycled Oregon doors and windows. Urban Concept Architects prides itself on the ability to meet each client’s unique needs and lifestyle requirements. The ingenuity of the practice lies in the architects’ skills to create structures that capture the eye, and spaces that are ideal to live or play in.

 Valk Windows, Doors and Floors ( 012 362 4440) displayed throughout this home. For this project, the company was responsible for the manufacture and installation for all windows and doors including the garage doors. The company used timber from recycled oregon – an excellent choice as it not only enhances the aesthetics of the home but is eco-friendly as well. Valk Windows, Doors and Floors is dedicated to providing valued clients with a high quality service and products in any timb

Weber Grill ( 011 454 2369)Enhancing this stunning outdoor area even further is the built-in Weber Grill that has been installed to ensure easy entertaining. The grill is extremely durable and versatile, making it one of the leading products in its industry. Food is cooked to perfection and is guaranteed to give you a taste that is simply unmatched. Using only the finest materials, the grill is long lasting, easy to maintain and suits just about any themed or styled patio area. Weber is endorsed by the South African Chefs Association as the preferred outdoor cooking equipment.