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

The overall theme of the interior can best be described as modern-rustic with various wooden features balancing out modern steel elements such as the staircase. The open-plan design of the home is further enhanced by an abundance of windows which allow the natural light to flood in.

With a great eye for detail, the couple decorated their dream home themselves and the end result is a perfect balancing act of natural yet bright, earthy yet industrial.

The stunning dining room and lounge were strategically separated by a double-sided gas fireplace as this is not only appealing and functional, but in this way is able to heat up both areas simultaneously during colder months. The kitchen truly is any chef’s dream. Spacious work surfaces, plenty of storage solutions and a gas stove make cooking a breeze and with the ultra-modern glass counter, breakfast is always enjoyed in style.

Five bedrooms can be found in the main house, each en-suite to allow its inhabitants to sleep in the lap of luxury. A grandiose walk-in dressing room, outdoor shower and private balcony make the main bedroom truly masterful.

In line with living on such a nature orientated estate, the couple opted to implement some “green” elements into their house and things such as the gas fireplaces and stove, and the solar geyser with a generator for back-up certainly reduce this family’s carbon foortprint.

This home truly defines sophistication and comfort, and with the careful use of bold colours, it truly is a contemporary masterpiece. Each area was pieced together with great care, ultimately leading to a seamless, spacious and modern interior.

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