It is simply spellbinding when you see modern architects and designers pull out all the stops to create lavish homes that incorporate not just a great design but also amazing ergonomics. Glass stone and wood have been pretty much the materials of choice when it comes to creating fabulous contemporary homes that range from the warm and the welcoming to the minimalistic and magical. This astounding and extravagant U-shaped glass house located in Houghton Johannesburg is all about unabated opulence. Designed by SAOTA () along with Antoni Associates this home charms you with its transparent brilliance.
The owners of the place not only wanted a spacious and simple look but they asked for a structure that could also double up easily as a small hotel when needed. The placement of the inner patio ensures there is ample natural light while the high ceiling and the large rooms truly give the villa the look of a lavish retreat.
Striking features like the wooden walls in the kitchen or the relaxing area and the wooden ceiling on the outside certainly kick it up a notch but it’s the warm atmosphere of the living room and all other spaces that gets to me for the Caruth Boulevard Residence.
The structure has been designed to naturally blend in with the ambient surroundings and offer those inside a constant visual connectivity with the lovely outdoors. The one large and flowing design of the interior showcases the ample space on offer while the rising and falling roof helps in demarcating space internally. The use of various natural tones of wood clad in Hoop Pine poplar and maple finishes that accentuate the beauty of the home.
Overlooking the port Philip Bay area the home designed by Maddison Architects is an amalgamation of two distinct structures into one. The idea is to bring together a south and a north facing facade with simple and elegant design. While this gives the house a unique look it also helps in terms of energy management and ventilation a great deal.