Residence Eccleston by Nico van der Meulen Architects

Luxurious 15,069 sq ft private residence created by Nico van der Meulen Architects situated in Bryanston, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The client’s fondness of mid 20th century modernism inspired the general design and style of this open program glass and concrete home, which also functions a music area for the household to perform musical instruments, and a dance studio for the young children. Due to the slope of the stand a large basement was created on the lower side of the house, making a terraced result on the stand.

A massive reflective koi pond flows more than a retaining wall subsequent to the drive way, with an illuminated glass staircase behind a 2 storey curtain wall in the background.

The lift shaft forms a powerful vertical element finished in rust behind the water characteristic, all of this is framed by a cantilevered concrete beam. The staircase behind the koi pond is a double glass building total with lights in between the 2 layers of glass.

The front door is a frameless glass pivot door that leads into a double volume entrance hall and formal lounge with views across the lounge and pool into the garden beyond. A bridge suspended by steel cables and linked to 2 lattice trusses in the roof area spans across this space.

The family members space, breakfast room and kitchen are enclosed with frameless glass folding doors, creating it achievable to entirely open to the lanai, pool and outdoor bar.

A massive oak tree was protected during the constructing operations and is a characteristic in both the kitchen and the major bathroom.

The Interior

The staff from M Square Life style Style echoed the exterior wall colors of rusted steel internally by employing orange and purple, creating a false wall in the lounge to contain the fireplace and recessed illuminated niches.

Square Lifestyle Necessities opted for furnishings by luxury brands Molteni & C, Horm, Fantoni, Fontana Arte, Tom Dixon and Foscarini.

Photography by Barry Goldman and David Ross.

Posted by Michelle Lesser at 27 February, 2014

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