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Huge Modern Home In Hollywood Style By Nico van der Meulen Architects

Modern home at the sunset

Although this beautiful modern modern home is built in South Africa, the first thing that crossed my mind when I saw it is Hollywood. It really reminds me on those super luxury modern mansions built on the hills of Los Angeles. Take a look why.


Nico van der Meulen Architects designed House Cal with the request to be a fairly large house with a separate accommodation for the client's 3 adult kids.

"To accommodate that and thanks to its location in a private estate, the house was designed to be open to the street with a glass link across a koi-pond as the entrance which separates the guest wing and son’s suite from the rest of the house.



The crescent profile of the stands determined the shape of the house towards the street and house was kept as far south on the stand as possible, as this was somewhat shallow towards the north. To get enough light into the house the architects designed double volume windows, deeply shaded to only allow winter sun into the living areas.


The guest wing, where the son’s bedroom is situated, consists of a gym, guest suite, double garage, a lounge/study and a suite. The two other kids were able to have their own north-facing suites and accompanying lounges. For each room, Nico van der Meulen Architects planned balconies on both the north and the south side."

Modern home at night from the street

Entrance hallway at night

Steel and glass staircase in the hallway

Room with marble floor

Round bathroom in the modern home

Modern round bathroom

Bathroom with the tv

Glass bridge in the modern home

Lower floor glass bridge

Glass floor in the modern home

Ground floor hallway

Glass wall and glass floor

Ground floor marble floor

Large open living room

Glass staircase to the upper floor

Modern living room with white wall

Double floor height living room

Dining room with red chairs

Terrace facade on the modern home

Modern home, terrace and swimming pool

MOdern home and green grass in the backyard

Modern south African home

Entrance into the modern home

Modern home as seen from the street

Modern home and car parked in front

Modern home in South Africa

All photos © Barry Goldman

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