House Desai Has A Swimming Pool That Wraps Around The Ground Floor

Photography by Grant Pitcher

Metropole Architects has recently completed ‘House Desai’, a modern home that’s located in the Zimbali Forest Estate, South Africa.

Drawing inspiration from tropical modern architecture, the house was designed to have an elemental roof form with large eaves, an overhanging upper storey, and indoor/outdoor living.

Drawing inspiration from tropical modern architecture, this house was designed to have an elemental roof form with large eaves, an overhanging upper storey, and indoor/outdoor living. #ModernHouse #HouseDesign #ModernArchitecture #TropicalModern
Photography by Grant Pitcher

Inside, glass walls walls connect to the outdoor spaces, while in the living room, recessed ceilings draw attention due to the hidden lighting.


Living Room Ideas - Inside this modern house, glass walls walls connect to the outdoor spaces, while in the living room, recessed ceilings draw attention due to the hidden lighting. #ModernLivingRoom #LivingRoomIdeas #LivingRoomDesign
Photography by Grant Pitcher

Also located in the open plan ground floor is the dining area, that showcases a live edge wood table, that runs parallel to the swimming pool.


Dining Room Ideas - In this modern dining area, a live edge wood table runs parallel to the swimming pool outside. #DiningRoomIdeas #DiningRoomDesign #ModernDiningRoom
Photography by Grant Pitcher

In the kitchen, dark cabinets have been combined with wood elements and a large island adds counter space.


Kitchen Ideas - In this modern kitchen, dark cabinets have been combined with wood elements and a large island adds counter space. #KitchenIdeas #KitchenDesign #ModernKitchen
Photography by Grant Pitcher

One of the requirements detailed in the client’s brief was the inclusion of a lap pool for swim training.


Swimming Pool Ideas - This modern house has glass walls that open to a a lap pool that wraps around the social areas of the home. #SwimmingPoolIdeas #PoolIdeas #SwimmingPool #LapPool #Architecture
Photography by Grant Pitcher

The pool was positioned with 49 ft (15m) running along the northern side of the ground floor layout, and returning around the covered entertainment area on the eastern side for another 26 ft (8m), and terminating with a glass panel into the entrance hall.


Swimming Pool Ideas - This modern house has glass walls that open to a a lap pool that wraps around the social areas of the home. #SwimmingPoolIdeas #PoolIdeas #SwimmingPool #LapPool #Architecture
Photography by Grant Pitcher

Back inside, and there’s wood stairs with glass handrails that connect the various floors of the home. A collection of metallic pendant lights have added to fill the space with light.


Stair Ideas - This modern house has wood stairs with glass handrails that connect the various floors of the home, while a collection of metallic pendant lights have added to fill the space with light. #StairIdeas #LightingIdeas #ModernStairs
Photography by Grant Pitcher

In one of the bedrooms, that features a modern wood four-poster bed, wood shutters provide privacy without blocking the surrounding tree views.


Bedroom Ideas - In this bedroom that features a modern four-poster bed, wood shutters provide privacy without blocking the surrounding tree views. #ModernBedroom #BedroomIdeas #WindowShutters #MasterBedroom
Photography by Grant Pitcher

In the master bathroom, the freestanding bathtub is raised up on a platform, while hidden lighting creates a soft glow and a calming atmosphere.


Bathroom Ideas - In this master bathroom, the freestanding bathtub is raised up on a platform, while hidden lighting creates a soft glow and a calming atmosphere. #ModernBathroom #BathroomIdeas #BathroomDesign
Photography by Grant Pitcher

In another bathroom, a blue vanity has a decorative top, while the large round mirror is backlit, and a small side table adds a place to display a vase.


Bathroom Ideas - In this modern bathroom, a blue vanity has a decorative top, while the large round mirror is backlit, and a small side table adds a place to display a vase. #BathroomIdeas #ModernBathroom #BathroomDesign
Photography by Grant Pitcher | Architects: Metropole Architects | Design Architect: Tyrone Reardon of Metropole Architects | Project Technician: Chris Laird of Metropole Architects | Interior Design: Amy Mitchell of Studio Mitchell | Engineer: Bramin Consulting Engineers | Contractor: Sygnatur Projects | Landscaping: Lynch Frog | Kitchen and BIC’s: Kitchen Classics | Timber screens and pergolas: Timber Trends

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