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Dream Homes In South Africa: 6th 1448 Houghton by SAOTA, Johannesburg

Picture of incredible dream home in South Africa at night as seen from the lawn in the backyard
6th 1448 Houghton dream home by SAOTA, Johannesburg, South Africa
© Adam Letch / Elsa Young

If you were reading our posts related to houses and interior design, you may notice that South Africa has some quite impressive dream homes. Mostly thanks to Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects, or simply SAOTA and their Nettleton 198 and Nettleton 199 houses.


House called  6th 1448 Houghton is another dream home from SAOTA's workshop, located in Johannesburg, only without rough cliffs and crazy ocean views. But not less amazing and impressive. More like a city home with nice large backyard.


"The site was split into two separate sites organised around a common entrance and driveway providing access to both houses. The houses have a U-shaped configuration organised around an internal courtyard and allows access to all of the living spaces and the swimming pool. A perforated wall separates the public forecourt from the private spaces.

Internally the spaces pivot around a central volume with a ribbon like spiral stair. The living spaces, kitchen and private garden are to the north, while the games room, pool and gym are to the west. All of these spaces connect to the courtyard which in turn connects back to the main house and its living spaces.

Because of the west facing façade, a set of large shutters, which drop below the level of the first floor slab, provide shade and protection from the setting sun. Care was also taken in selecting performance-glass that would minimise the impact of direct sun. The bedrooms and study are on the upper level. The passage to the children’s bedroom runs along the perforated wall that separates the building from the driveway.

Antoni Associates were appointed to create a contemporary interior which needed to reflect their family lifestyle. The décor and furniture selected are modern and have strong lines to complement the linear architecture. A number of bespoke furniture pieces were designed by OKHA Interiors. Neutral palettes with accent colours have been used throughout. Strong graphic rugs add drama and texture to the rooms which offset against the solid architectural surfaces. Curated art by South African artists amongst others Lyndi Sales and Philip Barlow have been placed throughout the house."
          -Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

Picture of full house with lights turned on at night as seen from the backyard
6th 1448 Houghton dream home by SAOTA, Johannesburg, South Africa
© Adam Letch / Elsa Young

Picture of square wooden terrace with garden furniture between two wings of the house
6th 1448 Houghton dream home by SAOTA, Johannesburg, South Africa
© Adam Letch / Elsa Young

Picture of the pool and the house as seen from the house at night
6th 1448 Houghton dream home by SAOTA, Johannesburg, South Africa
© Adam Letch / Elsa Young

Picture of the entrance into the dream home in South Africa
6th 1448 Houghton dream home by SAOTA, Johannesburg, South Africa
© Adam Letch / Elsa Young

Picture of South African dream home interiors, hallway with wooden decorative wall
6th 1448 Houghton dream home by SAOTA, Johannesburg, South Africa
© Adam Letch / Elsa Young

Picture of living room furniture along with the spiral stairs to the upper floor in the background
6th 1448 Houghton dream home by SAOTA, Johannesburg, South Africa
© Adam Letch / Elsa Young

Picture of modern kitchen interiors with purple chairs in the South African dream home
6th 1448 Houghton dream home by SAOTA, Johannesburg, South Africa
© Adam Letch / Elsa Young

Picture of South African dream home as seen from the wooden terrace in the backyard
6th 1448 Houghton dream home by SAOTA, Johannesburg, South Africa
© Adam Letch / Elsa Young

Picture of one of the large bedrooms with king size bed and other bedroom furniture
6th 1448 Houghton dream home by SAOTA, Johannesburg, South Africa
© Adam Letch / Elsa Young

Picture of modern minimalist bedroom interiors in the South African dream home
6th 1448 Houghton dream home by SAOTA, Johannesburg, South Africa
© Adam Letch / Elsa Young

Picture of white living room furniture with the exit to the backyard and the terrace
6th 1448 Houghton dream home by SAOTA, Johannesburg, South Africa
© Adam Letch / Elsa Young

Picture of modern home office in the South African dream home
6th 1448 Houghton dream home by SAOTA, Johannesburg, South Africa
© Adam Letch / Elsa Young

Picture of small sitting area on the upper floor of South African dream home
6th 1448 Houghton dream home by SAOTA, Johannesburg, South Africa
© Adam Letch / Elsa Young

Picture of sitting area on the lower floor by the entrance hallway
6th 1448 Houghton dream home by SAOTA, Johannesburg, South Africa
© Adam Letch / Elsa Young

Picture of the modern facade on the backyard side of the house
6th 1448 Houghton dream home by SAOTA, Johannesburg, South Africa
© Adam Letch / Elsa Young

Picture of the pool by the glassy walls of the house
6th 1448 Houghton dream home by SAOTA, Johannesburg, South Africa
© Adam Letch / Elsa Young

Picture of the outdoor furniture on the wooden terrace by the pool
6th 1448 Houghton dream home by SAOTA, Johannesburg, South Africa
© Adam Letch / Elsa Young

Picture of the sitting area on the ground floor as seen from the balcony on the upper floor
6th 1448 Houghton dream home by SAOTA, Johannesburg, South Africa
© Adam Letch / Elsa Young

Picture of one of the rooms in the South African dream home
6th 1448 Houghton dream home by SAOTA, Johannesburg, South Africa
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South African dream home ground floor floor plan
6th 1448 Houghton dream home by SAOTA, Johannesburg, South Africa
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South African dream home first floor floor plan
6th 1448 Houghton dream home by SAOTA, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Section A-A of the South African dream home
6th 1448 Houghton dream home by SAOTA, Johannesburg, South Africa
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