Design Style: Modern
At Francois Marais Architects, we pride ourselves on creating signature designs that speak to the unique needs and wants of every client. This residential project in KwaZulu-Natal was no exception.
Located on the side of a beautiful hill, this property would have the added advantage of uninterrupted 360° views, enhancing its potential as a deluxe family home. In addition, the house’s area layout would be no fewer than 2000 m², aiding in its spaciousness.
But what really sets this project apart from most is its cantilevered design, lending an artistic ‘balanced’ look to the final property.
The total cost to bring this unforgettable family home to fruition? A cool R50 million.
Making this house even more dream worthy is its modern swimming pool, which becomes most otherworldly thanks to its floating effect.
With its linear look and neutral tones, this modern design becomes even more prominent due to its location: a lush hill with picturesque landscape features such as tall trees and bushes.
The brilliance of the cantilevered design comes into full effect once we view the property from the garage side. Here, a magnificent 'stacking' effect seems to take place, with the various storeys neatly arranged atop one another.
Moving a bit more to the side we can see how the house visually opens up via full-length windows, glass doors, and spacious balconies, taking full advantage of that breathtaking view.
With a circular style, the stone-grey driveway takes guests to the top part of the house, ensuring brilliant views on both sides. A generous fire pit surrounded by glass balustrades announces the location of the front entryway.
Proceeding towards the front door, one can take in a rich dose of natural- and man-made elements, such as the neatly trimmed lawn, lush trees, elegant water feature, and of course the modern materials that helped to conjure up this modern structure.