Luxurious 15,069 sq ft private residence made by Nico van der Meulen Architects situated in Bryanston, Johannesburg, South Africa.
The client’s fondness of mid 20th century modernism inspired the all round design and style of this open strategy glass and concrete property, which also attributes a music area for the family members to play musical instruments, and a dance studio for the young children. Due to the slope of the stand a large basement was designed on the lower side of the property, generating a terraced impact on the stand.
A massive reflective koi pond flows over a retaining wall next to the drive way, with an illuminated glass staircase behind a two storey curtain wall in the background.
The lift shaft forms a sturdy vertical element finished in rust behind the water feature, all of this is framed by a cantilevered concrete beam. The staircase behind the koi pond is a double glass building comprehensive with lights among the two layers of glass.
The front door is a frameless glass pivot door that leads into a double volume entrance hall and formal lounge with views across the lounge and pool into the garden beyond. A bridge suspended by steel cables and connected to two lattice trusses in the roof space spans across this space.
The family members area, breakfast area and kitchen are enclosed with frameless glass folding doors, making it attainable to completely open to the lanai, pool and outdoor bar.
A huge oak tree was protected in the course of the building operations and is a function in both the kitchen and the main bathroom.
The group from M Square Life-style Design and style echoed the exterior wall colours of rusted steel internally by making use of orange and purple, designing a false wall in the lounge to contain the fireplace and recessed illuminated niches.
Square Lifestyle Necessities opted for furnishings by luxury brands Molteni & C, Horm, Fantoni, Fontana Arte, Tom Dixon and Foscarini.
Photography by Barry Goldman and David Ross.