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11 most beautiful homes in South Africa

Leigh Leigh
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We all know how beautiful South African architecture and design can be, but today we have 11 fabulous examples.

These 11 South African homes show how much diversity and style exists and how you truly can find a dream home that suits your needs and wants. 

It also shows how South African architecture competes on international standards. Looking through these images, they could belong in some of the top countries in the world when it comes to design and architecture.

Are you curious to see more?

1. The mix of materials

Residence Naidoo: modern Houses by FRANCOIS MARAIS ARCHITECTS

This double-storey features a mix of materials including stone, smooth beige plastered walls and wooden finishes.

Don't you love the large glass windows and doors, which allow for a gentle connection between interior and exterior spaces?

This is subtle, earthy beauty at its best.

2. Different dimensions

This home uses the facade to create different perceptions throughout the exterior facade. Panels and cladding make for a 3D effect, while the combination of white and beige is very soothing.

Don't you love how the unique architecture works in harmony with the garden?

3. The mansion

This modern and futuristic mansion is a wonderful example of just how beautiful a South African home can be.

Spreading over several levels and made up of different shapes and volumes, this is a collision of luxury and contemporary style.

4. The entertainment space

Residence Naidoo:  Patios by FRANCOIS MARAIS ARCHITECTS

In South Africa, we need to make the absolute most of the exterior space. Here we can see how the home spills out onto a gorgeous and spacious terrace with a swimming pool and wooden deck. This is perfect for warm summer days and evenings.

5. Warm tones

This design shows how warm oranges and reds can be introduced to a home design for a stunning effect. 

Don't you love the unique shape of the roof, which ensures that natural light flows into the interior space?

6. The traditional home

This beautiful South African home features a more traditional and classic look and feel with a gorgeous brick chimney that contrasts with the smooth, beige walls.

Don't you love how the lights create a beautiful soft glow throughout the exterior?

7. The social spot

This home is another one that makes the most of the outside area, merging interior and exterior spaces. The result is an expanded living area that can be enjoyed by family and friends all year round.

Tip: Opt for a pergola for some shelter and style.

8. Another pergola

This house also features a beautiful pergola, showing how many styles and varieties exist.

Do you see how a pergola can also add a classic touch to your outdoor environment, complementing the architecture?

What's more is that you can build it yourself!

Have a look at how to build a pergola: a step-by-step guide.

9. Clean lines

South Africa architecture can also be sleek and minimalist, as we see in this gorgeous Scandinavian-style home.

A flat roof and wooden cladding make for a very appealing yet simple design.

10. The masterpiece

THE VILLA, CAPE TOWN   I   MARVIN FARR ARCHITECTS: eclectic Houses by MARVIN FARR ARCHITECTS
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THE VILLA, CAPE TOWN I MARVIN FARR ARCHITECTS

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While we are looking at beautiful South African homes, we have to look at this one. Nestled under Lion's Head in Cape Town, the elegance, sophistication and glamour are very impressive!

Don't you love the big swimming pool and the lollipop trees?

11. Curvy

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View from the front

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This home features curved lines throughout, making for a very appealing design.Three-storeys high with a fabulous entertainment area outside, this home also features panoramic views of Lion's Head, Table Mountain and the ocean.

What more could you want?

Also have a look at these 6 South African prefabs with plans and prices.

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