Black is a colour that is loved by aficionados of both the fashion and decor worlds. It is smart, sophisticated, dramatic, masculine, moody and urbane. And, looking at this fabulous modern abode, it is clear that these home owners are big fans of the colour as well
Bringing wood and stone to life was the vision behind this fabulous home. “This estate has a design code, which we were governed by. The two basic architectural styles are Tuscan and Balinese. We chose to go the Balinese route as it allowed us to bring the vision of creating this modern home with natural elements to life,” explains the owner
Living in a tranquil and safe environment is what these parents wanted for their children and so they created the perfect family home. “We wanted to be on an estate and let our kids enjoy the lifestyle that we experienced while growing up.”
Describing their home as “modern Highveld vernacular”, incorporating energy-efficient design, the owners of this home recall how they wanted a modern home that incorporated steel, concrete and glass to optimise light and space, while retaining the warmth and comfort of a family home
The owners of this beautiful home are in the business of building luxury homes exclusively for the high-profile rental clients. For this particular project, and indeed every other one, they set out to build a home that they would love to live in themselves.
Dee Dee Eustace is an acclaimed architect, interior designer, furniture fabricator and principal of Taylor Hannah Architect Inc. She has worked on hundreds of notable upscale residential and commercial projects all over the world. Here, we take a peek into her stylish NYC Upper East Side apartment