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The Waterkloof Family Home by Nuclei Lifestyle Design: An Update

Johannes van Graan Johannes van Graan
Family Home in Waterkloof, Pretoria. Modern houses by Nuclei Lifestyle Design Modern
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For over 30 years, Nuclei Lifestyle Design has been enhancing the quality and style of architectural structures in South Africa. This Pretoria-based architectural firm is committed to both architecture and interior design in the residential- and corporate environments. And one look at Nuclei Lifestyle Design’s ever-growing portfolio will reveal projects detailing a variety of designs, styles and budgets, from luxurious homes to office environments. 

One example of a residential space is the Waterkloof Family Home in Pretoria, which we are about to dive into right now.

By the way, did we mention that the total cost of this sublime design project is a cool R18 million? 

A little background info

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HOUSE CANPUS AVE – WATERKLOOF – LATEST UPDATE 2020

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Construction on this modern family home started in late 2017. And due to the site’s access issues and restrictive conditions, this project proved to be one of the more challenging ones for Nuclei Lifestyle Design.  

This particular design style combines two design concepts: contemporary / minimalist and a classic, almost Victorian look. 

Façade details

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HOUSE CANPUS AVE – WATERKLOOF – LATEST UPDATE 2020

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Viewing the exteriors, we can see the natural stone cladding with a red semi-face brick conjuring up some delicious character and texture for the house’s façade. And the project is speeding right along, for the cladding has also been added onto detailed areas like the arched way from the courtyard which leads east, as well as the lower levels of the house (done only in certain areas in order to complement the overall design). 

More project detailing

HOUSE CANPUS AVE – WATERKLOOF – LATEST UPDATE 2020 Modern houses by Nuclei Lifestyle Design Modern
Nuclei Lifestyle Design

HOUSE CANPUS AVE – WATERKLOOF – LATEST UPDATE 2020

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Currently, construction on all the levels of the house has been completed. In addition, the shingle-roof cladding has been finalised and interior finishes are well underway! 

With regards to the exteriors, landscape preparation work has been kick-started, with construction on the garden / lawn paving to follow soon. 

What's on top?

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Nuclei Lifestyle Design

HOUSE CANPUS AVE – WATERKLOOF – LATEST UPDATE 2020

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Thanks to this bird’s eye view, we can better appreciate the design of the roofs (a very crucial factor of any structure, as we can all agree). Thanks to the involvement of CPM Projects, the roofs are beautifully taking shape and giving this modern family home its welcoming and unique character. 

Let’s see some 3D imagery of the final design (rendered before construction began).

render of swimming pool area Modern houses by Nuclei Lifestyle Design Modern
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render of swimming pool area

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render of ground floor Modern houses by Nuclei Lifestyle Design Modern
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render of ground floor

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Detail render – Lower Ground entertainment area, with column detail and custom sandstone planters Modern houses by Nuclei Lifestyle Design Modern
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Detail render – Lower Ground entertainment area, with column detail and custom sandstone planters

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HOUSE CANPUS AVE – WATERKLOOF – LATEST UPDATE 2020 Modern houses by Nuclei Lifestyle Design Modern
Nuclei Lifestyle Design

HOUSE CANPUS AVE – WATERKLOOF – LATEST UPDATE 2020

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To find out (and see) how this house further develops, be sure to stay tuned for more updates on the The Waterkloof Family Home, coming really soon!

Let’s move on the interior parts of house design with What role does texture play in Interior Design?  

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