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15 garages from right here in South Africa

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If you own a home, there is a great likelihood that you also own a motor vehicle. Here in South Africa, this is even more likely, due to our great reliance on automobile transportation and the relatively far distances between destinations. 

If you own a car, you will need a place to keep it safely. Given, people are often content with simply parking their cars on the street or uncovered on their own property, but if you are looking for that extra sense of security and protection for your precious vehicle from weather and the elements, a garage is the way to go. Indeed, people work hard to be able to afford this privilege, and it is only natural to want to keep it in the best shape for the longest time possible. 

The garage, however, is a feature which is often overlooked, and we would like to give it its due recognition. As we here at homify are proponents of local design whether it comes to homes, interiors, gardens, or garages, we have compiled a list of beautiful options from architects right here in South Africa. Come take a look at the best of local garage design…

1. Bold start

House Alterations, Internal Refurbishment and Extentions: minimalistic Garage/shed by DG Construction
DG Construction

House Alterations, Internal Refurbishment and Extentions

DG Construction

We begin our list with this bold classic, incorporating dark materials and studded with steel. 

2. Illuminated volume

Next we have a lovely wooden-door garage, brightly illuminated under a second-storey volume of the home. 

3. Incorporated

The garage at number 45 is well-integrated into the design style of the entire house

4. Angular design

Incredible modern house in the heart of Ballito: modern Houses by CA Architects
CA Architects

Incredible modern house in the heart of Ballito

CA Architects

This garage can be found behind an inital gate as entryway, meeting this plane at an angle. 

5. Natural inspiration

Project Completed by Liquid Landscapes:  Front yard by Liquid Landscapes
Liquid Landscapes

Project Completed by Liquid Landscapes

Liquid Landscapes

This garage takes its cue from the natural elements around it, complementing the earthy colours. 

6. Streamlined

Here we have a garage which seems to blend in effortlessly with the rest of the facade. 

7. Depth of lighting

This recessed garaged is strongly illuminated and creates a coherent look. 

8. Dynamic option

Here we have a garage which seems to be in motion itself, ensuring a strong dynamic appearance. 

9. Multiples

Here we have a set of doors in uniformity. 

10. Heavy colour

This black-door garag sets off very well against the white facade. 

11. Organic

The natural colours we see here makes for an organic and easy composition.

12. Structured

This strongly structured option is bold and assuring.

13. Material mix

The use of wood for the garage door contrast with the concrete, steel and stone of the building, making for a beautiful and varied effect. 

14. In line

These garage doors are measured and in line with the home's design. In addition, there is also plenty of pavement space for more cars to park when the owners are receiving visitors. 

15. Double beauty

These two garages facing one another creates and integrated parking area the neatly borders the entryway of the home. 

Well, there you have it, 15 incomparable South African garages. It almost makes you want to: build your own!

Which one was your favourite?
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