Nico Van Der Meulen Architects completed an imposing residence in Johannesburg, South Africa, entitled House Serengeti. The residence impresses due to an unusual mix of earthly textures and raw materials with high-gloss finishes and refined design elements. According to the architects, the brief “was to create a stylish family home with ecologically sound design that maximized indoor-outdoor living to take full advantage of Johannesburg’s legendary eight-month summer. It’s a double-storey home with an open-plan living area downstairs, an upstairs pajama lounge, a study, and four bedrooms, all of them en-suite. The three family bedrooms are upstairs, and we positioned the guest room downstairs, separating it from the family’s sleeping area to maximize privacy”. Visual treats can be observed throughout the interiors of this residence, from the sculptures created by van der Meulen’s brother, Regardt, to the bold pendant lights above the dining room.
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