Situated in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, this three-storey dwelling has many positive features including its great location that enables magnificent views, well thought out eco-friendly elements and spacious interiors. From the planning stages through to the final touches of decorating, this home was created with its inhabitants’ lifestyle requirements in mind
The owners of this home wanted to create a French country-style family home – one designed around an open, family lifestyle, where one could be in the kitchen and still have a full view of the surrounding rooms and garden. The idea of a French country home was an idyllic one
Creating a home within an estate, which is unique and distinct while keeping with the stipulated guidelines of the estate, requires well thought out and meticulous planning. The vision of these owners combined with the skill and expertise of Dimension Property Development turned this vision into reality.
Those lucky enough to live in the 700-hectare Zimbali Coastal Resort, along the magnificent Dolphin Coastline, say this lifestyle draws families closer in more ways than one. What might be gained while living here could be long-term dividends of the unquantifiable sort, they say.
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
Modern, light and airy with a calming effect on the soul – this home is testimony to style combined with comfortable and elegant living. The owner explains that he wanted a “farmhouse style with a more 2012 flair to the house, but you should still be able to remember that this house can just as well be standing somewhere on a farm”.
“I love the romantic look that comes with the weathered French Provencal look,” explains the owner of this elegant home. This home was built and designed from the heart and is a form of expression of the owner who is also an artist. “I’m an individualist, I just want to be me, I don’t want to be anyone one else,” she explains.
Warmth, elegance and comfort were the principal considerations when this project came into effect, and what began as an idea quickly transformed into a journey, which allowed multiple suppliers to work together to achieve the end result. These home owners wished to veer away from the modern guise and opted for a more classic look, resulting in a picturesque French colonial home.
There are few things more charming than a quaint village feel to your home. When the design of this divine dwelling was commissioned, the home owners did not have a clear vision of what they wanted other than to create a practical, different and unique home where they could relax and indulge in the magnificent location of the site as well as the climate and surrounds.