By Svenja Gernoth, Project Consultant Sharon Richards, Photography Karl Rogers

From the inside-out, it is clear that these discerning home owners have paid meticulous attention to each detail, ensuring a magnificent end result. The 100m² double volume entrance hall is an indication of things to come and the house was designed in such a way that even from here, one has a fantastic view.

Gold, black and cream are the dominant interior colours, with the gold and black used specifically to create a dramatic effect. Each room has its individual identity with the introduction of a fourth colour in hues of red, orange, mauve or turquoise.

An imposing dual staircase sweeps one from the ground level to the first floor. In the left wing, three bedrooms – two of them en suite – and a free-standing bathroom can be found. Two of these beautiful bathrooms have their own jetted spa baths, providing the ultimate in relaxation.

The master bedroom of the home is towards the right wing of the home. Nothing has been spared to ensure the ultimate in luxury and comfort. A private lounge area, modern kitchenette, expansive walk-in closet, full bathroom and private balcony are among the wonderful features.

For some recreational activity, an art studio and a music room are found on this level too. This house even has its own cinema and a Jacuzzi/snooker room which opens up onto the undercover patio area and infinity pool.

Luxurious fabrics and textures found in the window dressings, furniture and linen add warmth, while the polished flooring and wrought iron balustrading provides a perfect contemporary balance. The 180-degree view which can be seen from nearly anywhere within the home adds a feeling of absolute tranquillity.

This home is an enchanting balance of dark and light, opulent and modern and above all, it is majestically captivating yet simply welcoming.

Brikor (011 739 9000 )Brikor is a manufacturer of clay bricks, concrete roof tiles, clay pipes and concrete pavers as well as ancillary products. The company is currently expanding its market footprint through aggressive marketing, and ensures customer satisfaction through excellent customer care. Manufacturing plants are situated at Nigel, Olifantsfontein, Vereeniging and Bronkhorstspruit. Brikor expanded its operations geographically with the acquisition of Zululand Quarries (renamed Stanger Brick and Tile) situated on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Donkerhoek Quarries, which is strategically located in Pretoria East, is a quartzite quarry producing sand and stone.Aluminium Windows and Shopfronts ( 011 814 1577)fitted its popular weather-proof doors for maximum opening, and designed the front entrance unit to perfectly suit the style of the house. A bronze powder-coated finish was added and the entrance glass was tinted with a bronze tint to reduce heat and sun rays within the home’s interior. The company has been in existence for over 14 years and all its workmanship and materials – excluding glass – come with a one-year guarantee. Pam Golding Properties ( 013 935 1801) is the accredited real estate agency for advertising and selling properties on the Aquavista Mountain Estate and also holds the exclusive mandate for the estate. The company is renowned for its professional and impeccable service and prides itself on providing its clients with a home perfect for their respective needs.Civic Automation ( 011 421 9499)fitted this home with a Clipsal CBus Home Automation System – synonymous with being user friendly. The modern touch screen allows users to control the entire system with the tip of their finger, meaning there will be no more walking around the house turning the lights off – now it’s as simple as pushing one button.A2Z Tiles ( 011 452 3604) specialises in design concepts, and created the concept used throughout this home by using bullnoses, mosaics and 600cm x 600cm polished porcelain tiles – each at a competitive price. Natural hues were chosen for the bullnoses on the steps to complement the home’s interior and all work was neatly finished with wooden or aluminium strips.Metal Sculpting ( 011 421 9499)custom-manufactured and supplied this home with its exquisite wrought iron balustrading, gates and other hardscaping elements. The company has a very proud and well-proven track record of providing exclusive designs, exceptional quality and superior hand-crafted metal balustrading and gates since 1990. Metal Sculpting’s origin in the design and manufacture of jewellery has paved the way for the company to focus on original style and meticulous attention to artistic and practical detail. Metal Sculpting has fashioned many prize concepts for both business and residential developments in exclusive suburbs countrywide and abroad.Using custom designs, EC Woodworth ( 012 811 0087)manufactured these kitchen units in American mahogany solid wood. The company installed the units with the utmost precision and also supplied and fitted the supawood skirtings, architraves and rose buds. The cabinetry was further sealed using satin varnish, thereby ensuring its longevity and beauty.This powerful Beam Central Vacuum System ( 086 111 5206)was supplied and professionally installed by Eco Lifestyles. The quiet and powerful system from Electrolux removes 100% of all the dirt and allergy-causing particles. The system consists of ports found throughout the home, including a vacpan in the kitchen and a useful car-cleaning port on the motor. It comes complete with a conditional lifestyle guarantee in its motor and ducts.Renowned furniture company,( 011 477 8940) Modern Antiques imported and finished various fine furniture pieces found throughout this magnificent home. The pictured white bedroom suite is part of the company’s signature range and was hand-crafted with the utmost attention to detail. Modern Antiques also supplied the impressive 4,4m Chippendale dining table, flower carved French chairs, formal lounge suite, four-poster bed set, French rococo bed set, dressing tables, consoles and mirrors, as well as the French desk and bookcase found in the home’s study.