This House In South Africa Was Designed Around An Indoor Swimming Pool

South African design firm Union3 have designed the interiors of this modern house that features an indoor swimming pool, multiple entertaining spaces and artwork throughout.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

 

South African design firm Union3 have designed the interiors of this modern house that features an indoor swimming pool, multiple entertaining spaces and artwork throughout.

 

Tucked below the driveway, and partially hidden behind various trees and bushes, the slopped roof of the house is visible until you walk down the stairs.

Tucked below the driveway, and partially hidden behind various trees and bushes, the slopped roof of this modern house is visible until you walk down the stairs.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

Uplighting, plants and a small pond welcome you to the home, while granite stairs that appear to be floating lead to the large front entrance of the home, that is adorned in timber cladding.


Uplighting, plants and a small pond welcome you to this home, while granite stairs that appear to be floating lead to the large front entrance of this modern home, that is adorned in timber cladding.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

Stepping inside to the top floor of the home, the focal point of the living room is a large, wood art installation of a man, designed by the homeowner.


Stepping inside to the top floor of this modern home, the focal point of the living room is a large, wood art installation of a man, designed by the homeowner.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

Next to the small living area is the kitchen. Hidden lighting below the grey island and wall of cabinets make it appear as if they are floating. The glossy finish on the surfaces reflect the light making the room feel bright and open.


This modern kitchen has hidden lighting below the grey island and wall of cabinets make it appear as if they are floating. The glossy finish on the surfaces reflect the light making the room feel bright and open.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

In the dining room, the glass topped dining table with wood chairs sits below multiple brass pendant lights hanging from a recessed ceiling. A large blue area rug below the table adds a pop of color to the room, and is not obstructed due to the glass table.


In this modern dining room, the glass topped dining table with wood chairs sits below multiple brass pendant lights hanging from a recessed ceiling. A large blue area rug below the table adds a pop of color to the room, and is not obstructed due to the glass table.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

A set of wood stairs leads down from the dining room into the entertainment areas of the house. Decorative art pieces fill the wall that leads downstairs.


This set of modern wood stairs leads down from the dining room into the entertainment areas of the house. Decorative art pieces fill the wall that leads downstairs.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

The large, round, textured pendant lights hang from the ceiling in this space, going all the way down to the lower area of the house where the indoor pool is.


The large, round, textured pendant lights hang from the ceiling in this modern space, going all the way down to the lower area of the house where the indoor pool is.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

The layout of the house has been designed around the indoor swimming pool, with the hanging pendant lights making the most impact here. The blue pool reflects a warm glow due to the multiple lighting sources in the room.


The layout of this modern house has been designed around the indoor swimming pool, with the hanging pendant lights making the most impact here. The blue pool reflects a warm glow due to the multiple lighting sources in the room.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

Just outside and through a set of glass sliding doors, a wood deck is home to a sunken wood firepit with built-in benches, ideal for social gatherings and star gazing.


This modern house has a large wood deck that's home to a sunken wood firepit with built-in benches, ideal for outdoor entertaining and star gazing.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

Back inside, this wood bar has everything needed for making high quality coffee and cocktails. Black floating rectangular boxes blend in to the dark accent wall and provide additional storage.


This modern wood bar has everything needed for making high quality coffee and cocktails. Black floating rectangular boxes blend in to the dark accent wall and provide additional storage.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

Steampunk inspired, exposed copper piping stands out on the black accent wall in this space. A customised DJ booth faces a grey upholstered couch, where guests can soak up music and drinks.


Steampunk inspired, exposed copper piping stands out on the black accent wall in this modern space. A customised DJ booth faces a grey upholstered couch, where guests can soak up music and drinks.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

Outside, a wood pergola is set up for entertaining, with an outdoor kitchen and lounge area. A wood island with a grey countertop provides space for cooking and eating, while a prep area with a patterned tile backsplash can be used to make pizzas in the wood fired oven.


This modern outdoor entertaining space has a wood pergola, an outdoor kitchen and a lounge area. A wood island with a grey countertop provides space for cooking and eating, while a prep area with a patterned tile backsplash can be used to make pizzas in the wood fired oven.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

Back inside there’s another living room, this time a large L-shaped, brown leather couch and a black detailed chair provide seating. Warm earth tone colors used in the decor and fabrics, compliment the mounted art piece above the couch.


This modern living room, has a large L-shaped, brown leather couch and a black detailed chair provide seating. Warm earth tone colors used in the decor and fabrics, compliment the mounted art piece above the couch.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

Surrounded by glass railings, the home office has a light wood desk that faces a window, and a brown leather chaise lounge for reading. A 3D steel art installation of flying birds, designed by the home owner, decorates the far wall.


Surrounded by glass railings, this modern home office has a light wood desk that faces a window, and a brown leather chaise lounge for reading. A 3D steel art installation of flying birds, designed by the home owner, decorates the far wall.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

In the master bedroom, gold wall paper behind the blue upholstered headboard reflects light from the wall mounted lights on either side of the bed, and the hidden lighting in the recessed ceiling.


In this modern master bedroom, gold wall paper behind the blue upholstered headboard reflects light from the wall mounted lights on either side of the bed, and the hidden lighting in the recessed ceiling.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

A small space before the walk-in closet and bathroom provides the perfect spot for a wood vanity with a large rectangular mirror, and a delicate wood chair.


A small space before the walk-in closet and bathroom provides the perfect spot for a modern wood vanity with a large rectangular mirror, and a delicate wood chair.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

The all wood, walk-in closet separates the master bedroom from the ensuite bathroom. A unique textured chandelier centres the closet, while hidden lighting on the floor adds a warm glow.


This all wood, modern walk-in closet separates the master bedroom from the ensuite bathroom. A unique textured chandelier centres the closet, while hidden lighting on the floor adds a warm glow.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

In the master bathroom, a white standalone tub is placed beside a large window providing a view of the city. In front of the glass shower, his and her sinks sit on top of the white counter.


In this modern master bathroom, a white standalone tub is placed beside a large window providing a view of the city. In front of the glass shower, his and her sinks sit on top of the white counter.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

In this fun and tropical inspired bedroom, shades of pink, purple, and blue are used in the decor and fabrics to compliment the bright and colorful, flamingo wallpaper used on the accent wall.


In this modern fun and tropical inspired bedroom, shades of pink, purple, and blue are used in the decor and fabrics to compliment the bright and colorful, flamingo wallpaper used on the accent wall.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

The freestanding bathtub in this ensuite bathroom sits below two white framed graphic images that match the bright wallpaper in the bedroom. A round backlit mirror provides extra light in this space and sits above a simple white vanity.


 The freestanding bathtub in this modern ensuite bathroom sits below two white framed graphic images that match the bright wallpaper in the bedroom. A round backlit mirror provides extra light in this space and sits above a simple white vanity.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

Colorful paintings, bright fabrics on the bed, and the light green headboard stand out against the dark blue accent wall in this bedroom. The large mirror beside the bed, reflects the ceiling lights used in this room.


Colorful paintings, bright fabrics on the bed, and the light green headboard stand out against the dark blue accent wall in this modern bedroom. The large mirror beside the bed, reflects the ceiling lights used in this room.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

On the opposite wall, a wood framed mirror hangs above a white vanity/desk that also has a wood top.


This modern bedroom has a wood framed mirror that hangs above a white vanity/desk that also has a wood top.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

The large shower in this bathroom is defined by the stone tiles and glass shower surround. Next to the shower is a floating vanity and backlit rectangular mirror. Off to the side, a separate space is provided for the the toilet.


The large shower in this modern bathroom is defined by the stone tiles and glass shower surround. Next to the shower is a floating vanity and backlit rectangular mirror. Off to the side, a separate space is provided for the the toilet.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

In this bedroom, wood bedside tables compliment the mounted art pieces that hang above the bed, while the color in the pieces compliment with the bedding and decor. A window beside the floating desk provides extra lighting in this guest bedroom.


In this modern bedroom, wood bedside tables compliment the mounted art pieces that hang above the bed, while the color in the pieces compliment with the bedding and decor. A window beside the floating desk provides extra lighting in this guest bedroom.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

In hues of grey, black, and white, this guest bedroom is modern in design. The dark grey bedside tables, and the large light colored wardrobe, provide plenty of storage in this room.


In hues of grey, black, and white, this modern guest bedroom is modern in design. The dark grey bedside tables, and the large light colored wardrobe, provide plenty of storage in this room.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

The black and white wallpaper on the accent wall of this bathroom is bold, making the white bath, toilet, vanity and decor standout. A large window with a white pull down privacy blind, provides views of outside when wanted.


The black and white wallpaper on the accent wall of this modern bathroom is bold, making the white bath, toilet, vanity and decor standout. A large window with a white pull down privacy blind, provides views of outside when wanted.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

The large glass pendant light in this guest bathroom casts shadows onto the ceiling, and gold hues onto the walls.


The large glass pendant light in this modern guest bathroom casts shadows onto the ceiling, and gold hues onto the walls.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

The grey and white cloud wallpaper compliments the large marbled stone inlaid sink, and textured pendant light in this bathroom.


The grey and white cloud wallpaper compliments the large marbled stone inlaid sink, and textured pendant light in this modern bathroom.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

Another large wood art installation, the thinking man, sits in front of a mini rock garden and looks out over the side of the house.


Another large wood art installation, the thinking man, sits in front of a mini rock garden and looks out over the side of this modern house.

Photography by Grant Pitcher

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