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11 bold South African homes

Johannes van Graan Johannes van Graan
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Personal taste differs from person to person, which of course means that when it comes to house designs, you’re also spoiled for choice. Because while one person may desire a house that fits into the neighbourhood crowd (a wallflower, if you will), another might request a design that grabs attention from far away.

Those are the kinds we are focusing on today: South African houses that catch the eye (but in a good way), whether it’s because of their designs, textures, sizes or layouts.

Take a look at these 11 breathtaking beauties…

1. Delicious stone for some raw texture; clerestory windows; sloping roofs – what’s not to love here?

2. This house’s back yard is all about relaxation – in a sleek setting, of course.

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Flaneur Architects

Salida del Sol Morningside

Flaneur Architects

3. You don’t get much bolder than a double-storey structure which opens up onto the ocean!

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ARRCC

Nettleton 199

ARRCC

4. Another prime example that shows us how eye-catching the right materials and textures can be for a façade.

5. The word “lavish” comes to mind when viewing this spacious property with its many many open areas.

6. We love the urban/modern look that all those metal beams add to this fabulous design.

7. For some charming, home-based relaxation, we vote for this open rear façade with its layered landscaping.

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Muse Architects

House Serfontein

Muse Architects

8. Bringing gravel and rocks into your garden for an arid look? Now that’s bold design!

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Gottsmann Architects

​Contemporary Farm house

Gottsmann Architects

9. We think “king of the hill” is an appropriate nickname for this striking structure.

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10. Let’s not forget about prefabricated houses – this timber design just seems so charming.

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Greenpods

50m2 Sugar Gum Cladded home with decking—work in progress.

Greenpods

11. Any house that looks like a five-star resort gets our vote of approval!

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MARVIN FARR ARCHITECTS

THE VILLA, CAPE TOWN I MARVIN FARR ARCHITECTS

MARVIN FARR ARCHITECTS

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