Northcliff residence upgrade: modern Houses by Essar Design

​A Johannesburg house gets a stylish upgrade

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Johannesburg-based professionals Essar Design bring us today’s homify 360° piece, which sees some eye-catching alterations and additions being done to an existing house in Northcliff. 

Even the clients themselves couldn’t identify the old structure in the ‘before’ photos once this project was completed. And even though the new additions only made up about 40% of the total area, the exterior facelift combined with the refreshed finishes, as well as the open spaces that form a transparent link between the old and the new areas, have created a whole new building. 

Let’s take a look at the fabulous results.

The new front façade

Northcliff residence upgrade: modern Houses by Essar Design
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Northcliff residence upgrade

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The main request from the clients was that they didn’t want a boring shape or style being added to their house. And judging by this ‘after’ shot, their request was definitely agreed to – the combination of linear and curved shapes is used to create a most unique shape that matches their expectations.

Before the transformation

Northcliff residence upgrade - before 1:   by Essar Design
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Northcliff residence upgrade—before 1

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This ‘before’ image is sure to enhance our appreciation of the house’s new look. Even though it was still very modern and presented lots of potential, one cannot compare the two. 

And we especially love the fact that the new façade’s colour scheme is more neutral and pale.

The new front entrance

Northcliff residence upgrade: modern Houses by Essar Design
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Northcliff residence upgrade

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Get a load of those eye-catching designs towering out above the front entrance. Circular-style steps lead us to the front door, while a brick-clad driveway and lush garden trimmings in the background ensure some necessary detail.

The backyard paradise

Northcliff residence upgrade: modern Houses by Essar Design
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Northcliff residence upgrade

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Magnificent! This backyard space is what extravagant dreams are made of. Can you already imagine hosting a glamorous get-together with numerous guests mingling in and around that marvellous pool? 

And just check out how delightful that terrace has been dolled up with stone flooring and potted plants, and how perfectly it fits into the sloping landscape. Colour us impressed! 

For some more outdoor beauty tips, see Gardening: 16 easy DIY ways to create your dream garden.

Our comments section is just for you – so tell us what you think of this house’s new look.
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