Architectural firm, Nico van der Meulen Architects, was commissioned to redesign/remodel this home according to the owner’s specifications. The brief to the architect was to create a single-storey home with an urban feel. In order to achieve this, the architect updated the 1950s house and converted it into a timeless modern space with a better flow.
Alterations and additions were made by project architect Rudolph van der Meulen to the original building to allow for four bedrooms and large entertaining areas. The single-storey building allows for large double volume spaces and flat roofs have been used in the alteration to keep vertical expansion in mind for the future.
As a result of an impeccable renovation, the house is divided into public and private spaces.
To enter the private areas of the home, one must cross a bridge above a new internal water feature which breaks the public and private spaces, separating the entrance hall and study from the private home.
In keeping with the owner’s brief to have a home with an urban and open feel, the interior and exterior entertaining areas have been blurred by sliding stacking doors that open up the whole facade.
Location: Johannesburg, ZA