Stylish Family Home Design: Serengeti House in Johannesburg, South Africa
This is stylish family home design, the Serengeti House designed by Nico van der Meulen Architects, and is located on a suburban golf estate Johannesburg, South Africa.
Here a short description from the architects: “The Brief”, says Rudolph van der Meulen of Nico van der Meulen Architects,, “was to create a stylish family home with ecologically sound design that maximized indoor-outdoor living to take full advantage of Johannesburg’s legendary eight-month summer”. Says van der Meulen, “It’s a double-storey home with an open-plan living area downstairs, an upstairs pyjama lounge, a study, and four bedrooms, all of them en-suite. The three family bedrooms are upstairs, and we positioned the guest room downstairs, separating it from the family’s sleeping area to maximize privacy”. The home combines the use of rock, steel, wood and glass – classic modernist design elements re-mixed for new applications. The front of the home features a rusted-steel-clad wall, cleverly mounted on tracks so that it slides back to reveal the garage. Visual continuity is provided through the use of rusted-steel finishing on the entrance and upper-level window frames. It’s an ecologically smart home, a trilogy that’s perfect for modern living.