Modern and Elegant House with Open Spaces
By Magaly • Feb 9, 2018
This ecological house has been designed by the architectural firm of Nico van der Meulen Architects in Inanda, Gauteng, a suburb of Johannesburg, in South Africa. It is a house full of natural light that has an area of 1,511 square meters, and where the first thing we see upon arrival is a steel sculpture of Regardt van der Meulen. It revolves on a podium next to the main door, which is built with glass, providing privacy.
Upon entering the home, the transparency of the house becomes evident, with views of the multi-level room, the lounge, the spa, the pool and the garden, in addition to the two-volume family room, dining room, terrace, and kitchen. The whole living / kitchen / breakfast area is completely open, through the use of frameless doors, to the terrace and the garden.
Sliding glass panels hide the bar and kitchen when not in use, creating a more intimate atmosphere, while a skylight-lit walkway between the master suite and the guest rooms allows for views of the spaces and the garden.
A recessed illuminated handrail forms a graphic line on the wall, while a concealed horizontal sliding door allows the owner to block the upper floor of the ground floor for safety.
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