Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Mansions: Dream Home Called Lam House by Nico van der Meulen Architects, Johannesburg, South Africa

Picture of large modern and open living room in the dream home called Lam House
Dream home called Lam House by Nico van der Meulen Architects, Johannesburg, South Africa
© Barry Goldman / David Ross

Whoa! I always get all excited looking at the mansions like this. Nico van der Meulen Architects are definitely one of the best architecture offices when we talk about dream homes. Working with the M Square Lifestyle Design, they remodeled old 1950's home into this luxury modern villa called Lam House.


The house is built on the hills of Johannesburg in South Africa. Old house had pretty nice location, offering almost 300° view of Johannesburg area which was really inspiring start for designing this 3 story dream home.

"The lower ground floor can be reached by the visitors through the driveway that leads to the main entrance. Proceeding up the staircase to the ground floor, one is met with spectacular views of Johannesburg and its surrounds. The ground floor is an open plan living area with the double volume main living room guiding the guests out onto the lanai and pool.

From the kitchen one can give views to both the North and South, while still having direct access to the lanai and dining area. The ground floor living areas were designed around a pool, which is a prominent feature of the house. The spill over detail of this cantilevered pool creates a seamless integration with the views across the city.

From the ground floor one can access the first floor bedroom suites and pyjama lounge. A bridge links opposite sides of the main and family bedroom suites. In all the rooms, the view is maximised thanks to the wrap around balconies."
          -Nico van der Meulen Architects

The Lam House is just one of many masterpieces with modern and open floor plan in their portfolio. If you like their style I recommend you to take a look at the Ber House and the Glass House, also beautiful large houses for the category of dream homes. 

Picture of modern Lam House with grey and red facade as seen from the roof of the garage
Lam House by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of the pool area looking towards the house at sunset
Lam House pool area by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of brown outdoor furniture on the covered terrace by the pool
Lam House terrace by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of the swimming pool in the Lam House
Lam House swimming pool by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of covered terrace by the pool
Lam House terrace by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of modern living room with grey and black furniture
Lam House living room by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of the black furniture in the living room by the swimming pool
Lam House living room by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of black table and red chairs on the covered terrace
Lam House outdoor dining room by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of black sofas in the living room by the swimming pool
Lam House sitting area by the pool by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of modern living room with the fireplace and exit to the covered terrace
Lam House living room by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of the Lam House interior between the living room and staircase
Lam House interior by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of the Lam House interior between the kitchen and living room
Lam House interior by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of modern kitchen with brown and white furniture
Lam House kitchen by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of small kitchen island in the middle of kitchen
Lam House kitchen by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of large modern kitchen with brown wooden furniture and marble surfaces
Lam House kitchen by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of three elevated modern ovens in the kitchen
Lam House kitchen by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of large open dining room with the view
Lam House dining room by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of the living room as seen from the kitchen
Lam House living room by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of red sculpture by the staircase
Lam House interior by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of black iron and wood staircase to the upper floors
Lam House staircase by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of wooden bridge above the living room
Lam House bridge by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of the living room and grey sofa as seen from the upper floor
Lam House living room by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of the movie area with red sofa on grey carpet
Lam House movie area by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of small movie area with large tv and the view
Lam House movie area by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of modern bedroom with the view
Lam House bedroom by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of black and white furniture in the bedroom with glass walls
Lam House bedroom by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of white bathtub in the Lam House bathroom
Lam House bathroom by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of modern bathroom with the view
Lam House bathroom by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of modern shower cabin and black carpet on the floor in the bathroom
Lam House bathroom by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of two sinks and the mirror in the bathroom of Lam House
Lam House bathroom by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of the view from the Lam House gallery
Lam House gallery by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of covered terrace as see from the upper floor
Lam House terrace by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of red furniture on the covered terrace
Lam House terrace by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of stone and flowers in the landscape by the house
Lam House landscape by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Picture of the Lam House as seen from the lawn
Lam House by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Lower ground floor plan of the Lam House
Lam House floor plan by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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Ground floor plan of the Lam House
Lam House floor plan by Nico van der Meulen Architects
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First floor plan of the Lam house
Lam House floor plan by Nico van der Meulen Architects
© Nico van der Meulen Architects

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