The cottage is located in a protected nature reserve. The fresh air and closeness to nature –s the true value of this home. Quiet, tranquil surroundings inspired by the sleek brown exterior styling that blends seamlessly into the surrounding landscape. Soft interior is brought to life with bright, warm color accents. Particular care has been taken with the selection of furniture, accessories and materials.
The highlight of the luxury South African home was the idea of a "floating" structure, conceived by Nico van der Meulen Architects. The stairs, mezzanine and other surfaces seem to float in the air, creating a dramatic effect. The sloping single pitch roof is not only original but very practical. This combination of beauty and functionality can rightly be called a work of architectural art. Particular attention should be paid to the "floating" staircase, beckoning into the depth of the transparent cozy house.
Because the garden in this estate is located on a slope, it was a challenge to design the site so that there would not be some visual discontinuity between the house and the garden. The designers, however, have accomplished this task perfectly by creating terraces on the site that descend to the pool. They achieved the effect of making the space appear integrated, with all the landscaping in harmony with the exterior of the house. An unusual contrast is created by an interesting combination of solid gabion walls, a transparent facade and an open veranda on the second floor.