There are a few decor issues that go against my taste, but overall…I think this place is phenomenal! I wouldn’t want to have to pay the crew required to keep it running, but wow, that sunset view? Year ’round swimming? Count me in…
I love this house!!!, but I do agree with johnny hw, they made a few decor choices I don’t agree with either.. nothing that can’t be fixed. The staircase is sweet but I wouldn’t want to miss the rail at the top.. ouch.
This house will definitely be added to my select few favorites on Contemporist!!
Yip, waaaaay too big. Pointless really. Time for SA architects and developers to stop showing off with excess of this nature – where are the smart, simple, affordable, compact living spaces? That’s what this country needs.
Whenever I see projects form South Africa, I feel like they’re all are inspired by Las Vegas, which isn’t a good thing at all. It’s a mess.
Second photo shows off how poorly designed this house is. There are so many elements and nothing makes sense. I mean those skylights in the outdoor area really kill the view. The interior design is even worse, that indoor pool next to the formal living/dining room is just the epitome of tacky, SO unnecessary. I also find it hilarious how they tried to add the typical cozy touches in order to make these large spaces look “homey”… I mean if the client really wanted to live in a museum, they should have gone with something more edgy and unique.
It is good that Contemporist shows these projects as well. We can admire even more the simplest of dwellings that with a limited budget, creativity and inventiveness have achieved something far greater then this house.