By Lisa Witepski, Project Consultant Lorna Ioakim, Photographer Bronwyn Alyson

This home’s aesthetic – red facebrick with exposed king trusses – adds to the effect, reminiscent as it is of old farm-style buildings, while features such as an industrial-style lean-to roof bring in a grittier element we’re more accustomed to seeing in factory spaces.

Further dichotomies are present in the use of a contemporary architectural language, contrasted by facets such as the outside shower and breakfast counter overlooking the garden, which speak to a desire to be immersed in nature. Then there’s the expansiveness of the home, which makes it ideal for entertaining, which is in clear opposition to the intimacy it offers for private family life.

The architects selected a palette of vernacular materials (corrugated iron, steel, brick and paint in earthy colours) that ensures the house blends seamlessly into its Highveld backdrop.

To see more of this beautiful home, buy the November issue of SA Home Owner – on shelf now!