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.
Although the black-and-white films we use for inspiration may not convey color usage color was extremely important in the Hollywood Regency style. Royal blues bright reds polished golds and emerald greens – jewel tones hint at the majestic feel movie stars wished to invoke. After all who wouldn’t want to feel like royalty?
The entire upper floor is laced in lavishness and is sensibly adorned with floor to ceiling glass windows so as to disturb the existing privacy. Tables that have been carved out of stone and décor that is both refreshing and yet easy on the eyes with neutral shades complete the interiors.
The top floor is pretty much cantilevered and wrapped up in a black zinc cladding and the use of extravagant floor-to-ceiling glass windows ensures that there is a wonderful 270 degree view of the Bay area. The interiors are truly spacious simple in their constitution and completely uncluttered.
Most modern homes seem to be following a similar style of design that combines spacious interiors stylish décor smart design and clean and well defined structure. The JPGN Residence that has taken shape in Brasilia Brazil is another beautiful example of this popular current trend.