By Heidi Olivier, Project Consultant Candice Jin, Photographer Candice Askham

This talented architect and family man knew what he wanted in a home from the get-go. “The stand for sale was opposite the church and I like to attend daily mass. Being so close makes it possible, and, of course, working from home is a great advantage. It is very serene, with plenty of trees and birdlife. It is also centrally located, close to hubs like Rosebank and Sandton, but with the amazing ‘green lung’ of Delta Park just down the road,” he says.

The primary space is the garden, which is treated like a “suburban piazza”, around which the house, the veranda, the planter beds and the boma are arranged.

At ground level and upstairs facing the garden, the connection between indoors and outdoors is direct. Doors open right onto the lawn. The living area is an interior extension of the veranda, and with the doors open, it is difficult to know whether you are indoors or outdoors.

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