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House - Nxumalo

NXUMALO – This modern, spacious house in the heart of Waterfall Country Estate, was an engineering challenge to built, as half of the upper level was suspended from the roof slab.

Entering the front door, the floating staircase was built from steel and oak and the solid piece of glass from the ground floor to the upper level forms a nice focus point.

The ground floor consists of a formal Lounge, a bar area and a patio, with a TV room next to it. A big open plan Dining Room is next to the modern Kitchen with its granite island in the centre of the room. The vein of the granite runs through the doors and the drawers give you the impression that it’s a solid piece of granite.  

The 1st floor consists of a Study with a guest Bedroom next to it.

Leaving the staircase you pass the two kid’s Bedrooms and on the left is the off-shutter wall from where the 1st floor is suspended from the roof.

The Master bedroom sits on the far side of the passage and boasts a walk-in closet and a luxurious ensuite bathroom. The room also walks out on a big rooftop garden that separates the open patio from the other rooms. 

This house is an excellent example of modern engineering.

Architect: Arca Unlimited | Photos: SA Home Owner | Year Built: 2018 | Size: 889 sqm.

House - Gordhan

GORDHAN On entering the house, you cannot miss the off shutter concrete wall on your righthand side, with a cantilever crinkle cut off shutter concrete staircase leading up to the second story.

On your left you have a warm sun-filled open Lounge with a purpose-built fireplace, separating the Lounge from the Dining room.

The white kitchen cupboards stand out from the earthy warm natural look of the off-shutter ceiling with its cement floors. Making a bold statement is the glass and steel (enclosed) wine cellar with a bar counter behind it.

The rest of the lower level is the heart of the house with a TV room and a big patio with an indoor BBQ that makes entertaining guests a pleasure. The sliding doors open up almost completely and leads to the outside with the pool and a lush green lawn as the backdrop of the stand. 

The 1st floor consists of the Master Bedroom and two children’s Bedrooms, all of them ensuite. The Master Bedroom also boasts a walk-in closet, and all the Bedrooms walk out to an open plan Pyjama Lounge.

Two of the rooms lead onto a big patio / balcony that overlook the green belt and here you can enjoy a sundowner or watch the rain from the enclosed patio. 

This house is an excellent example of rustic elegance.

Architect: Arca Unlimited | Photos: Franz Rabe | Year Built: 2018 | Size: 634 sqm.

House - Best

BEST – Our client’s house is a unique and modern architectural masterpiece. The client bought an old run-down house and decided to renovate it.

The house had two roof slabs that were connected by a nine-meter cavity sliding door that provided a seamless transition between two spaces. The living areas have polished concrete floors and all the bedrooms have oak flooring to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

On the ground floor the house consists of a triple garage, entering into the open plan kitchen, which is linked to the dining room, adjacent to the braai, bar and entertainment area.
The bar area is adorned with a seven-ton solid granite that was installed by crane, adding to the grandeur of the space.

From the open passage the Lounge leads to the Cigar Lounge with a Wine and Gin cellar next to it.

On the end of the passage you will find the Guest Bedroom, with an ensuite as well as the kids play room adjacent to it.

Between the glass walls the staircase leads you up to the two kids’ bedrooms, also ensuite, and on the other side of the passage is the Main Bedroom and the steam shower is a luxurious addition that provides a spa-like experience.

The house is an excellent example of how well contemporary design and luxury living blends. 

Architect: Arca Unlimited | Photos: Kosie Combrinck | Year Built: 2020 | Size: 1075 sqm.

House - Olivier

OLIVIER – Situated in Boardwalk on the side of a slope, this three-level house was a complicated construction as the construction was done between a spring on the left and an existing house on the edge of the right boundary.

This multiple level house is designed to provide a seamless flow between different levels, creating an open and airy feel.

The Living Room, Entertainment area, Kitchen and Study are all located on the ground level, providing easy access to all the essential amenities. The house also features an impressive Wine Cellar, which can hold 700 bottles of wine for wine enthusiasts.

The house has four Bedrooms and together with the Garages and the Main Entrance, are all located on street level.

The Pajama Room and kids’ entertainment area are located on the second floor, providing ample space for relaxation and play.

The house has a minimalistic design with polished concrete floors. There are oak engineered floors in all Bedrooms, adding to the elegance of the house.  

This house is an excellent example of modern architecture that combines elegance, sophistication, and functionality in one beautiful package. 

Architect: Arca Unlimited | Photos: Dash | Year Built: 2021 | Size: 878 sqm.

House - Harper

HARPER – Situated in Midstream Hill, this house is located in a quiet Cul-de-Sac.

The theme of the house is modern – industrial, with use of raw brick and steel. The old-fashioned steel cottage frame sliding doors works well in this house. The seamless floors greet you as you walk in at the entrance.

From the main entrance the Guest Bedroom and Bathroom is located on your left. On your righthand side, you will find the enclosed patio, leading to the Kitchen and Dining Room with its double volume.

The next room is the TV room with a kid’s playroom on the end that can be hidden behind a steel and glass cottage pain door from the rest of the house. 

The stairway going to the upper level sits on the far side of the double volume Dining Room. On the upper level you will find the Kids Bedrooms, all en-suite and a private nook that work great as a Home Office.

The Master Bedroom with the exposed trusses sits on the end of the house from where you can overlook the spacious garden with its boma to enjoy a sundowner or two.  

This house is an excellent example of a modern, yet rustic, living space.

Architect: MBD Architect | Photos: Kosie Combrinck | Year Built: 2017 | Size: 476 sqm.

House - Van der Merwe

VAN DER MERWE – This house is situated in Southdowns Estate, Irene.

The house was design by Pieter Mathews & Associates. The request was for a simplistic house with natural materials.

All colours had to match, working with pine and meranti and both of the materials had to have an oldish-grey, weathered look to it, which was challenging. 

All lights fittings, closet and cupboard handles, locks, hinges, etc. were all purposely been made mat black to blend well with the grey walls.

It is a spacious house consisting of four Bedrooms, a Study and two entertainment areas of which one walks out to the pool.   

This house is an excellent example of simplicity, yet naturally modern.



Architect: Pieter Matthews | Photos: Jacques Smith | Year Built: 2016 | Size: 616 sqm.

House - Von Wielligh

VON WIELLIGH – The decision to embark on phase two on the renovation of their home, where the Von Wielligh family have lived in for several years, took an unexpected turn for the family.

“We love living here and had decided to improve the house in two phases” says the home owner. “But when we began investigating the second stage of the refurbishment, we realised that it would be more effective (for budgetary and practical reasons) to demolish the existing house and rebuild completely.”

They moved out and 18 months later, returned to a magnificent new home in the quiet street, overlooking a picturesque valley.

The entertainment area have 180 degree views over the garden.

The Von Wielligh’s home featured in  SA Home Owner magazine in September 2017.




Architect: Arca Unlimited | Photos: SA Home Owner | Year Built: 2016 | Size: 713 sqm.

House - Bakwena Project

BAKWENA PROJECT – This massive house was built on a double stand and has uninterrupted views over old Irene Country Club.

When you enter the home, you see straight through the house.

On the left you will find the Lounge with the open-plan Kitchen and all its amenities. Behind the Kitchen to the right, you will find the Guest Bedroom with en-suite Bathroom.

Opposite the open garden you will find a spacious patio with a built-in braai, that leads to the Home Office, which overlooks the10 garages that housed the owner’s impressive car collection.

On the second floor you will find three kids Bedrooms, all en-suite, with a nice playroom for their entertainment on the right.

Further up the stairs to the top floor, you will find the kid’s Study and Pajama Lounge, with Mom’s Study next to it to make sure the kids are learning. From there the passage leads to the Master Bed- and Bathroom, with its own private gym.

The polished concrete floor in all open areas creates a modern and sleek look, while the solid engineered floors in all the rooms add to the luxurious feel of the house.

The high spec finishes are evident throughout the house, with attention to detail that is second to none. The house stands out from the rest, with its unique design and impeccable execution.

This house is a true testament of contemporary design and luxury living.

Architect: Pieter Matthews | Photos: Kosie Combrinck | Year Built: 2019 | Size: 1200 sqm.

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