Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Modern Villa Called House The In Constantia Kloof, Johannesburg by Nico Van Der Meulen Architects

Swimming pool of the South African modern villa
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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House The is the name of this amazing modern villa located in one of the most scenic suburbs of Johannesburg, Constantia Kloof, known for having beautiful views of this South African city. The house is designed by already well known, let's call it dream home factory, Nico van der Meulen Architects, while beautiful modern interiors were done by M Square Lifestyle Design.

"Following the trend of making alterations to and revamping existing houses, the owners of this home enlisted the expertise of Nico van der Meulen Architects for a modern upgrade. “They liked the current trend in our work towards a mix of steel construction and concrete framing,” explains Nico van der Meulen of Nico van der Meulen Architects.

We created the north wall of the family room with frameless sliding/folding doors to allow the kitchen, dining and family rooms to merge seamlessly into the lanai, creating a dream space for entertaining,” explains Nico. The roof of the family room was also lifted to create a double-volume space with huge north-facing windows that flood the living space and kitchen with light and sun in winter. There is a mentis grating catwalk that leads from the upstairs study to the deck over the lanai for extra entertainment spaces, with spectacular views. 

The children’s and guest bedroom suites have their own lounge as well as a gymnasium on the first floor, with an open-plan space for a study/pyjama lounge, overlooking the double-volume family room and the vista. The remarkable main bedroom suite is nearly 120m2, and is situated against the mountain and is nearly two storeys above the first floor with a view of the Magaliesburg Mountains. This area comprises a private lounge, study area, main bedroom, open-plan bathroom and spacious walk-in cupboard. 

Adding to the creativity of the design is an old Acacia tree in the courtyard that was incorporated into the architecture to create a tree-house feel and is now between the existing house and the new main suite. 

With the sweeping interior space, open-plan living and angular structural lines, the interior evokes the sense and feeling of sleek elegance. The combination of orderly, open and empty spaces and fairly comprehensive living areas create a delicate balance of minimalism and complexity. The combination of the impressive creation by Nico van der Meulen Architects and has resulted in an interior exuding simplicity, layering and thoughtful opulence. Experienced and creative, they form a streamlined team that produces mature, cutting-edge spaces.

The end result is a home with a liberated feel – as if the normal rules of a suburban home have been suspended, with light, nature and views from everywhere."
          -Nico van der Meulen Architects


Modern villa as seen from the edge of the swimming pool
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Modern villa as seen from the swimming pool
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Modern bright dining room of the modern villa
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Modern wooden kitchen of the modern villa
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Modern living room in the modern villa
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Purple chairs in the living room
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Modern living room furniture in the modern villa
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Green and Brown poolside furniture
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Terrace as seen from the living room
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Dining room with glass table at night
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Dark leather sofa in the living room
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Small sitting area with flat tv
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Modern living room as seen from the terrace
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Large modern kitchen
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Modern kitchen, living room and dining room as seen from the terrace
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Modern dining room as seen during the day
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Large open modern living room
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Modern bedroom on the upper floor
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Modern bathroom with wooden furniture
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Modern bedroom with the balcony
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Entertainment are by the bedroom
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Balcony at the bedroom
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Modern bedroom with modern furniture
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Large modern bathroom with glass shower
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Modern living room at night
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Living room as seen from the upper floor
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Balcony view at night
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Terrace by the pool at sunset
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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City view from the modern villa
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Swimming pool at night
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Waterfall into the swimming pool
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Modern villa during the day
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Modern villa from the driveway
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Modern villa driveway
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Entrance into the modern villa
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Small glass bridge before the entrance
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Swimming pool with waterfall
South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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Ground floor plan of the modern villa
Floor plan of the South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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First floor plan of the modern villa
Floor plan of the South African modern villa in Johannesburg
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