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Virtual tour: African retro
5 years ago

Virtual tour: African retro

In our first Home Of The Month, we take you on a virtual tour of a timeless, modern-rustic home that is a true African masterpiece.

Inspired by its surrounds
5 years ago

Inspired by its surrounds

Nestled in the Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate, lies this beautifully designed home, which is a dream come true for its residents. It is indeed a happy place, one where time slows down to a peaceful pace

In nature’s backyard
5 years ago

In nature’s backyard

One of the most striking features about this home is the natural environment which surrounds it. The owners instantly fell in love with the location and had to purchase the site to build their dream home

Organics and greens
5 years ago

Organics and greens

Across the Valley of a Thousand Hills, lies this elegant country home in Botha’s Hill in KZN

Highveld living
5 years ago

Highveld living

Creating a home of distinction within an estate and adhering to the strict building guidelines stipulated can prove to be a challenge. However, armed with years of experience, the architect involved in this project developed its very own architectural language by means of materials, construction methods and details

Functional living
6 years ago

Functional living

By  •  Eco-Homes

When they were facing the realities of a relocation, these lucky owners decided to settle on the beautiful mountain surroundings of the Stonehurst Estate in Westlake

Elegance at its best
6 years ago

Elegance at its best

By  •  Modern, Eco-Homes

Nothing is as wonderful as going home after a long hard day at the office and being able to sit back and relax in a beautiful home that feels like a vacation spot. The client’s brief focused on building a green, cost effective and compact home, which is suitable for most family types

Let the light shine through
6 years ago

Let the light shine through

By  •  Eco-Homes

Built on the Waterfall Country Estate, in Johannesburg, this showhouse encapsulates modern South African living. This is a home where form meets functionality in a tranquil environment, while harmoniously infusing with its natural surroundings.

Organic beauty
6 years ago

Organic beauty

By  •  Modern, Eco-Homes

Perched on the side of the Westcliff ridge overlooking the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, sits a unique, new dwelling designed by GASS Architecture Studios

In harmony with nature
6 years ago

In harmony with nature

By  •  Eco-Homes

Contemporary with an eclectic edge, this lodge-style home was built to interact with and complement the natural surroundings rather than compete with them. These eco-conscious owners were aware of the impact that their home would have on the environment, and with this in mind, every possible measure was taken to make the home as eco-friendly as possible.

African farmhouse
6 years ago

African farmhouse

By  •  Themed, Eco-Homes

There is no mistaking this country abode’s defined character, as it resembles the typical colonial lifestyle of the early 1930s.That was when wrap-around verandahs under plane trees and rolling hills amid stables and cottages, reflected an earthy yet refined lifestyle of many settlers of bygone eras

A view from the top
6 years ago

A view from the top

By  •  Eco-Homes

Every home has a story behind it, a reason for its creation – whether it is the owners outgrowing their current abode, or simply wanting a fresh start in the home of their dreams, each house tells its own unique story. Aside from wanting a home that reflects the personality of those residing in it, these owners required a home to suit the new addition to their family.

The heart of nature
7 years ago

The heart of nature

Nestled in the heart of an eco-estate, this home embraces its natural surroundings. Embodying the philosophy whereby man lives in harmony with nature, the home owners sought a unique establishment that needed to rest well in the surrounding nature park and complement their lifestyle.

Simply captivating
7 years ago

Simply captivating

By  •  Modern, Eco-Homes

Contemporary, elegant, eco-conscious and befitting a modern South African lifestyle – these are just some of the words that can be used to describe this dwelling. From its structural design and hard finishes through to the final personal touches – everything about this home establishes a visual impact for the home owners’ appreciation and understanding for design.

Natural priority
7 years ago

Natural priority

By  •  Eco-Homes

The owner of this mountainside home, who had prioritised a natural environment as the setting in which to enjoy a rich and fulfilling lifestyle, chose to live in a low-density estate among like-minded locals who value the Cape’s treasures.

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