Location: Ruimsig Country Estate, Johannesburg
Design Style: Colonial
When a modern family, the Williamses, requested a dream living space, it was up to Top Centre Properties Group to craft a dream-like residential property complete with all the required amenities—plus loads of space and style.
A fresh green lawn positively rolls out of the covered backyard porch before becoming an enticing swimming pool - ideal for those hot South African summers.
And see how a variety of the house's windows, both on the ground floor and top storey, have been designed to look out onto that immaculate back yard to partake in its neat freshness.
A mix-and-match of materials conjures up the picturesque façade. Concrete, stone, tile, wood... so much character and detail ensure a head-turning design for this Colonial / Modern family home.
And there is something fanciful about the pergola-like structure linking up the garage with the front door entrance.
Neutral- and earthy tones keep the house's exterior clean and calm, not to mention trendy. Notice how these subtle hues complement the lush greens of the surrounding garden trimmings.
The same subtle-yet-friendly colour scheme is repeated on the inside, especially here in the dining area. Oversized floor tiles add a hint of linear detail to the flooring area, while the walls are decidedly more natural / rustic in their appearance.
And like any decent staircase worth its salt, this curvy open-riser design is completely practical and striking. See how it becomes one of the main focal points in the room thanks to its wrought-iron railing and timber steps.
As soon as dusk settles in, this spacious family home lights up via its generous lighting fixtures, both on the inside and outside. A game of light and shadow ensues, adding even more detail to the lawn, the walls, and just about everywhere.