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11 bold South African homes

Johannes van Graan Johannes van Graan
House Umhlanga Modern houses by Ferguson Architects Modern
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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.

Salida del Sol Morningside Modern houses by Flaneur Architects Modern
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!

Nettleton 199 Eclectic style houses by ARRCC Eclectic
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.

House Serfontein Rustic style house by Muse Architects Rustic
Muse Architects

House Serfontein

Muse Architects

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

​Contemporary Farm house Country style house by Gottsmann Architects Country Bricks
Gottsmann Architects

​Contemporary Farm house

Gottsmann Architects

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

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

50m2 Sugar Gum Cladded home with decking - work in progress. Scandinavian style houses by Greenpods Scandinavian Wood Wood effect
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!

THE VILLA, CAPE TOWN I MARVIN FARR ARCHITECTS Eclectic style houses by MARVIN FARR ARCHITECTS Eclectic
MARVIN FARR ARCHITECTS

THE VILLA, CAPE TOWN I MARVIN FARR ARCHITECTS

MARVIN FARR ARCHITECTS

Speaking of architectural stars, we present: The most beautiful house in Pretoria.

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