By Justine Olivier

The style of this home reflects a combination of Tuscan and South African-styles, with large roof overhangs, and the usage of stone throughout the construction, as well as the ingenious selection and placement of the many trees.

High ceilings and an abundance of high rise windows allow an undisturbed flow throughout the home creating a spacious living area, allowing a natural warm ambience to fill the home and flow throughout.

The home owners felt no need to use an interior designer as they had envisioned what they wanted to fill their home well in advance. Preferring classic, old fashioned furnishings, the residents adorned their abode with unique timeless pieces and contemporary accessories creating the perfect balance of the two. Not in favour of minimalism, the home owners feel more inclined towards “organised clutter” resulting in a lived-in environment as opposed to a sterile living area.

Fully equipped with an incredible entertainment area, inclusive of a built-in braai, and a large pool, this home boasts an astounding six thousand square meter garden. More impressive is the full scale tennis court, coupled with basketball hoops and a cutting edge gym with a built in sauna.

Fostering the Tuscan theme, the bathroom contributes to the serene feel throughout the home – further elevated by the ingenious use of a large mirror placed above the bath.
To best describe this abode one would have to use the words “all inclusive”. Encompassing absolutely everything one would hope for in a dream home, all of the luxuries and nuances one could want are found within this dream home.

This home emulates not only a stylish representation of everyday living, but also presents itself as a genuine home, filled with a warmth, openness and love – conducive to cultivate a positive, intimate family ambience.Mercury Mica (011 915 8876)and The Colonial Stone Company (011 794 9737). Mercury Mica professionally supplied all the building material to erect this house, including the cement, sand and stone, timber, plumbing, pipes, fittings and paint. The company made use of leading proudly South African manufacturers inclusive of Afrisam Cement, Kwikot Geyser, Plascon Paint, Tylon Tile Cement, Gundle Plastic and Gypsum Rhinolite.This home’s beautiful pool and entertainment areas showcase the elegance of The Colonial Stone Company’s Cotswold flagstone and bullnose ranges. The bullnose range is extensively used as pool coping, lawn edging and on all circular staircases.Cladding, as a decorative finish, is used on the chimney stack in a large block sandstone lookalike Manor cladding, while the window boxes and plinths repeat the Classic cladding range utilised at the entrance.The Colonial Stone Company (011 794 9737). This double volume front entrance is cladded in The Colonial Stone Company’s Classic cladding range. This is a six size modular system with refined stone facades. The Cotswold range of bullnoses adds elegance to the grandly proportioned steps. The mushroom colourway of the Colonial Stone ranges blend with the muted paint tones of this magnificent home.WilsonStone (011 616 7129). WilsonStone designed and installed a customised water feature in this home. The company, working with dexterity and efficiency, used sandstone finishes and glass-reinforced concrete to create this aesthetically pleasing masterpiece. WilsonStone, with more than 80 years experience, strives for customer satisfaction in every endeavour.Pro Water Contracts (082 851 5530). Established in 1995, Pro Water Contracts specialises in hydraulic design for all types of fountains, fish ponds, health spa pools and commercial-size swimming pools. The company is renowned for its expertise in underwater lighting and design of fountain control systems including automation, wind control, electronic level control and remote switching.Shower Haus (011 704 6066). Shower Haus professionally installed several frameless showers within this home. The company specialises in the design, supply, manufacture and installation of purpose-made shower enclosures incorporating a full range of framed, semi-framed and frameless enclosures as well as saunas and steam rooms. On The Tiles (086 168 8688). On The Tiles professionally supplied all the floor and wall tiles including tiles from the exclusive Pamesa range – high quality glazed porcelain wall tiles imported from Brazil. Tess Miller, On The Tiles specialist sales consultant, provided personal service for the home owners by assisting them with the design and selection of the tiles and tile accessories for the floors, walls and bathrooms for this home.Curtains Exclusive (011 402 8530). Curtains Exclusive, in close consultation with the clients, provided this home with elegant high quality drapes. The company prides itself on its professionalism as well as its ability to maintain a commitment to excellence, while ensuring consistent customer satisfaction.Curtains Exclusive offers a fabulous range of fabrics that are guaranteed to fit any individual need, personality, requirement, and fashionable taste. With a variety of colours, textures, and cutting edge styles to choose from, the products from Curtains Exclusive will certainly add a sense of timeless style to any area they grace.Worldwatch Trading (083 279 1965).Trading supplied this home with the ultimate in home automation systems. The company professionally installed a personalised system, designed for the residents’ individual needs, inclusive of controlling music, lighting, water features, irrigation, air conditioning, pool, and security, to name but a few of the automated options. Worldwatch Trading, ensuring peace of mind, works with efficiency and cutting edge technology to provide clients with the utmost professional care.Gauteng Mouldings (011 708 4348). Gauteng Mouldings, renowned for its professional and individual customer service, provides a comprehensive range of designer skirting, balustrades, cornices, dado rails, windowsills, and architraves.The company, boasting one of the largest ranges of mouldings in southern Africa, added the finishing touch to this abode and left its customers delighted with the final results.Beam Central Vacuum Systems (086 111 5206). This powerful Beam Central Vacuum System was supplied and professionally installed by Eco Lifestyles. The quiet and powerful system from Electrolux removes 100% of all dirt and allergy-causing particles. The system consists of ports found throughout the home, including a vacpan in the kitchen and a useful car cleaning port on the motor. It comes complete with a conditional lifetime guarantee on its motors and ducts.Wellness Fitness Africa (011 463 3398). Wellness Fitness Africa, renowned for its professionalism and high quality products, installed in this home a solid wood WFA Sundsvall sauna. The sauna is constructed of 45mm thick natural Nordic spruce walls which ensure a high degree of stability and a long lifetime as well as providing an optimal sauna environment.The sauna has a high powered heater with volcanic sauna stones and is furnished with all sauna accessories: bucket and ladle, sandtimer and thermometer/hygrometer.Xpanda Security (086 197 2632). Professional security company, Xpanda Security, provided this home with wrought iron balustrading, gates and sliding security trellis doors. All wrought iron work was specifically powder-coated in a European ferrograin black, with a hand technique brushwork applied. The trellis doors were made from aircraft-grade aluminium, and powder-coated in a wood grain finish.