The house was designed with the client in mind- and elderly couple who wants to scale down to the simple life, by blending into the country side and being self-sufficient.
Contemporary Farmstyle was the obvious style choice for this laidback yet stylish lifestyle.
This meridian design was tailor made for a couple wanting to scale down. The compact house meant a clever use of high volumes with high ceilings , large sloping roofs and top lights , in order to create a feeling of light and space. Warm colour tones bring it down to earth again, creating a warm homely house.
The large family home is designed in the traditional Tuscan style, in order to adhere to estate regulations.
This is contrasted with the more modern vast open spaces and indoor-outdoor living areas, creating a large, timeless family home.
This home was tailor made for a single mom and her daughter, therefore the budget and clever use of materials, was important.
Every square metre counts in this house, and simplicity of construction guided our design choices.
This classical Farmstyle family home fits beautifully into the Craighall Park city /country lifestyle.
The open plan kitchen, dining, patio and lounge invites one into the picturesque garden, making this an easy living home.
This house is situated in a lovely estate just outside Heidelberg, overlooking an internal park as well as lovely mountain views in the East.
The house has been designed to incorporate these views as much as possible, while keeping privacy and sun orientation to the maximum.
Outdoor life is essential in this estate; the house spaces where literally spread into the garden, leaving no clear line between indoor and outdoor living and making the garden part of the house in every possible way.
The design includes generous outdoor living areas, capturing fantastic views over Edenvale from a rooftop garden.
Steel formwork and delicate screens enliven bold facades and help to animate indoor/outdoor thresholds. An elegant palette defines both the interior and exterior architecture.
The design of this bushveld getaway needed to respond to the extreme temperatures felt in the area,
as well as rest softly and inconspicuously in the natural landscape, which surrounds it.
The use of natural materials and finishes from the area, and simplistic yet functional design, assisted with this approach.
This home is a slight twist on the modern farmhouse architecture we know,
by using the monopitch roof style instead of the normal gables with triangular roof lines.
The use of elements, such as the clean, straight lines; rustic materials such as wood,
stone and facebrick, as well as industrial accents, such as exposed ceiling beams and metal
,bring us back again to the modern farmstyle we love.
This new Farmhouse simply doesn’t look like the norm, with the more industrial , rugged nuances, its almost is a reflection of the harsh landscape it inhabits .
The concept for the spatial flow, was for the house to become and envelop a single decked courtyard or gathering space (the old ‘stoep’), looking out onto the fields. -All a farmer would ever need.