By Daniela Sperotto

“We wanted to design a functional family home that made the best possible use of the surroundings,” the home owners explain.

The home is a touch of elegance in its natural surroundings. Smooth exotic lines shape this architectural masterpiece, whilst open, light and airy features create a sense of calm and tranquillity within.Bringing the much desired outdoors indoors, the house is surrounded by large patios on every level and floor-to-ceiling sliding windows and doors, making it perfect for this active family to entertain or just laze on the deck to watch the spectacular South African sunsets.

The interior space and light are carefully and powerfully utilised by meticulously chosen understated furnishings and accessories which maximise the modern feel of the home. The entire interior was chosen and placed by Suda West and Decor Unlimited interior designers, who did an incredible job creating a modern, sophisticated family home.

Keeping simplicity and functionality in mind, pulsing through the home is a chic, calm and tranquil ambience engaging a contemporary touch and feel. Light natural hues were used from the bedrooms and bathrooms right through to the upstairs public areas, thus blending the interior of the home with the outdoor bush. Contrasting with the light tones, dark wood furnishings and vibrant abstract artworks were scattered throughout to add a touch of colour and texture. “We did not want a cluttered or fussy home, but wanted a stylish family home which is great for having friends and family to stay,” add the home owners.

All three bedrooms are situated downstairs to offer easy access to the garden and pool area, whilst the open plan upstairs lounge and dining areas take full advantage of the views. Minimalism winds its way through this pristine masterpiece, making it a dual-use house as both a luxury holiday retreat.

Belgotex Carpets (033 897 7500).Belgotex Carpets is one of the county’s leading carpet manufacturers with a wide range of world class carpets from entry level to ultra luxurious.In the main bedroom Royal Berber was selected, a beautifully crafted classical carpet featuring the latest in superior yarn technology. Royal Berber is perfect for both family areas and luxury bedrooms.

Decor Unlimited (032 946 3739) and Suda West (032 946 0968).Complementing the home, Suda West and Decor Unlimited filled the interiors with meticulously chosen luxurious furnishings, modern artwork, heavily textured window dressings and modern accessories. Sticking to a natural and earthy palette to balance the indoors with the beautiful outdoor views, cane furniture was chosen to add texture to the home, while dark wood furniture was selected to contrast with the light tiles and earthy wall tones,enhancing the magnificently exposed beams. Bright hues were splashed throughout the home by abstract artworks and patterns, engaging a contemporary touch of elegance. Window dressing and curtains were kept neutral but heavily textured to create an eye-catching interest in the huge floor to ceiling windows which span out onto the breathtaking views and vistas of nature. The interior has created a consistent flow of style and grace complementing the exotic lines of architecture

Rubro Building (031 709 5600).Rubro Building was contracted to supply and install all standard materials for the entire structure, from excavation and laying the foundation to supplying carpets, paint and tiles for the completion of the home.Rubro Building did a seamless job in creating a home as beautiful as its surroundings.

Pan solutions Gateway (031 566 6580).Pan solutions created the seamlessly routed cable and equipment layout within the home’s entertainment area. The open-plan area, light and height elements resulted in the selection of the projector/screen combination. From watching a DVD to entertaining friends whilst watching the rugby, Pan solutions did an immaculate job in providing a superlative sound and picture environment.

Pelican Systems (031 563 7307) and Belgotex Carpets (033 897 7500).Pelican Systems, a leading supplier of quality flush plaster ceiling systems and ceiling accessories for over three decades,skillfully completed the look of each room throughout the home. Jumbo gypsum ceiling boards, steel brandering, bulkheads,cornices, jumbo skimming and jointing plastering were all supplied by Pelican Systems.