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House Duk Meyersdal was developed by Nico van der Meulen Architects.
The property is chic and sophisticated, using a mixture of materials and decorative accessories to add interest and selection.
Home Duk Meyersdal by Nico van der Meulen Architects:
“The customers brief was for a spacious house that expressed its appreciation for outdoor living. An open program and sensible house that lived out onto the garden was of utmost importance to them. Consequently the style developed into a layout that encouraged such a lifestyle. With views to the garden from virtually each space, and large living places that seamlessly flowed out onto the covered patio, this property merges the thresholds amongst inside and outside.
Gracefully positioned within a secured nature reserve that affords you the privilege of appreciating the comfort of outdoor living, this certain home was inspired by its personal setting. Natural supplies were carefully selected and strategically placed throughout the house serving as gentle reminders of the serene place this house finds itself in. The choice of components assisted in ensuring the home blends in discreetly with its organic surroundings even though earthy colors unify the web site with the house. Splashes of colour have been utilised to liven the interior spaces with emphasis offered to textures and furnishings.
The idea incorporated the notion of floating components which resulted in distinctive functions that distinguish this house as a Nico van der Meulen masterpiece. The idea is clear and evident from the moment you arrive as your interest is drawn to floating planes hovering above you, as if suspended in mid air. Upon closer inspection these planes seem to be the major roof structure which at 1st seemed to be far more of a decorative feature rather than a functional requirement. It is this quite principle in design that creates gorgeous and practical houses which become architectural operates of art. Moving through the home and catching a glimpse of the floating staircase, you are drawn in by the transparency and openness of this residence. Escorted graciously through the living spaces into the garden, you are once once more introduced to what seems to be a floating block hovering in mid air which in fact is the main bedroom. The notion of floating components was evident from each perspective and vantage point creating certain this property always captivated your attention.
The website has a southern entry which was favorable in that it permitted for the complete northern façade where all the living rooms are positioned to open up onto a private north facing garden. The internet site sloping upwards towards the north also resulted in the garden getting to be stepped and terraced with gabion walls creating interest even in the landscaping.
Getting a garden that is on a diverse level can frequently pose the problem of a disconnection between the covered patio and the pool/garden area. It was of utmost importance to make sure that the residence and garden still associated and interacted as one particular space rather than two disconnected places. This was accomplished by leveling the pool region and terracing the upper components of the garden.
The very best part of this design is the way the entrance entices your curiosity with extended stone cladded screen walls and as soon as inside, the transparency and openness of this residence that lies behind these strong entrance walls creates interesting contrast.”
Images by: David Ross & Barend Roberts