An Outdoor Lounge Adds Extra Living Space To This South African House

Large sliding glass doors open the main floor of this modern house to the yard, swimming pool and its surrounding deck. #SwimmingPool #ModernHouse #Deck #OutdoorLivingRoom
Photography by Chris Allan Photo
 

Metropole Architects has completed a modern house in the South Africa, that’s designed to take full advantage of the forest surrounding it.


Large established trees and bush surround the property, providing privacy and shade.

Large established trees and bush surround this modern house, providing privacy and shade. #ModernHouse #ModernArchitecture
Photography by Chris Allan Photo

Wood design elements, like the wood ceiling that wraps around and down onto the wall in the living room, bring a natural touch to the interior of the home.


Wood elements, like the wood ceiling that wraps around and down onto the wall in the living room, bring a natural touch to the interior of this modern house. #WoodCeiling #WoodAccent #ModernInterior #ModernHouse #LivingRoom
Photography by Chris Allan Photo

An open floor plan that the living room, dining room, and kitchen share, makes the social areas ideal for entertaining, while the light from the floor-to-ceiling windows can travel throughout the space without being interrupted by walls.


Light from the floor-to-ceiling windows and doors can travel throughout this modern house interior without being interrupted by walls. #Windows #Doors #DiningRoom
Photography by Chris Allan Photo

In the kitchen, the centrally located island has been designed to accommodate seating, white open shelving along one wall shows off the glassware collection.


In this modern kitchen, the centrally located island has been designed to accommodate seating, white open shelving along one wall shows off the glassware collection. #ModernKitchen #KitchenDesign #KitchenIdeals
Photography by Chris Allan Photo

Large sliding glass doors open the main floor of the house to the yard, swimming pool and its surrounding deck.


Large sliding glass doors open the main floor of this modern house to the yard, swimming pool and its surrounding deck. #SwimmingPool #ModernHouse #Deck #OutdoorLivingRoom
Photography by Chris Allan Photo

At one end of the deck is a covered outdoor living room, fully furnished with couches, chairs, storage, and a table.


This modern house has a covered outdoor living room, fully furnished with couches, chairs, storage, and a table.  #OutdoorLivingRoom #OutdoorSpace
Photography by Chris Allan Photo

Back inside, stairs with wood treads and glass railings leads to the upper floor of the home, where the bedrooms and bathrooms are located.


This modern house has stairs with wood treads and glass railings, while a live-edge shelf adds a more natural touch to the interior. #LiveEdgeShelf #ModernStairs
Photography by Chris Allan Photo

At the top of the stairs is another living room. This time, it features a dark accent wall that highlights the artwork, while sliding glass doors open to a balcony with treetop views.


This modern living room features a dark accent wall that highlights the artwork, while sliding glass doors open to a balcony with treetop views. #LivingRoom #DarkAccentWall
Photography by Chris Allan Photo

In the bedroom, a paneled wood accent wall showcases the grain, while delicate basket-like pendant lights hand on both sides of the bed.


In this modern bedroom, a paneled wood accent wall showcases the grain, while delicate basket-like pendant lights hand on both sides of the bed. #BedroomDesign #BedroomIdeas #WoodAccentWall
Photography by Chris Allan Photo

In the master bathroom, a long wood floating vanity has plenty of room for two basins, while the built-in bath has been positioned underneath the window, and the shower is separated from the rest of the bathroom by a black-framed glass wall.


In this modern master bathroom, a long wood floating vanity has plenty of room for two basins, while the built-in bath has been positioned underneath the window, and the shower is separated from the rest of the bathroom by a black-framed glass wall. #ModernBathroom #BathroomIdeas #BuiltInBathtub
Photography by Chris Allan Photo |Architecture Firm: Metropole Architects | Design Architect: Tyrone Reardon of Metropole Architects | Project Technician: Simon Wayne of Metropole Architects | Engineering: RJB Consulting Engineers | Interior Design: Louise Metcalfe of Storehaus Design | Contractor: MacMac Building | Electrical Contractor: OHMS

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This modern living room features a dark accent wall that helps to make the artwork and light colored furniture stand out. #LivingRoom #DarkWall
This modern house has a covered outdoor living room with multiple seating options. #OutdoorLivingRoom #InteriorDesign
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