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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
This stunning home is situated on Monaghan Farm, an estate that differs from most upmarket developments because it is an actual working farm, with a strong emphasis on organic agriculture. At the heart of the farm are 10 acres dedicated to the farming of vegetables, herbs and flowers. This is the ideal setting for the owners of this home, a childless couple who wanted a home that they could live in well into their old age.