By Jo Borrill, Project Consultant Debbie Grey, Property Coordinator Wadoeda Brenner, Photographer Keith Quixley

This home is a new build in an upmarket estate in the Helderberg Basin. The owners’ previous home was a much larger dwelling closer to the centre of town. “Since the children have left home we decided to scale down, yet we wanted something comfortable and stylish to suit our style of living,” says the owner. The owners wanted a property that was aesthetically pleasing both inside and out, while keeping within the strict guidelines of the estate.

The design itself was intricate in places. In order to create a contemporary yet stylish look, more than a straightforward building approach was required. “We wanted to include a substantial amount of timber and elements such as facebrick feature walls, open-roof trusses and double-volume ceilings throughout the living areas as well as the kitchen,” says the owner. A private entertainment area was also a must, accessed from the enclosed patio fitted with stack-back doors, opening up completely on a lovely sunny day.

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