The final stage came and upon completion the house-boat was launched (disproving any technological opinions that it may not float) and towed through the San Francisco Bay to the place where it now proudly resides.
We have already showcased some gorgeous contemporary homes from Nico van der Meulen Architects and in Johannesburg is another one of these in this fabulous line of modern residences. Located on the side of a hilly terrain and surrounded by green canopy the home offers some wonderful views of the city below. Sleek and stylish to the core the interiors of this affluent home are as appealing as the façade on the outside.
Since both the clients and the architects wanted to create a home that had greater visual connectivity with the outdoors large floor-to-ceiling glass windows were utilized in an expansive fashion. This not only created a more airy and open atmosphere but allowed for ample natural ventilation to drive out any remaining dark corners.
Luxury might seem like something inessential only conducive to pleasure and comfort but the geometry of great design can uplift the spirit just like art does. Colors and shapes have a direct influence on us our decisions and perspectives and we are naturally inclined to admire the beauty around us.
A flowing harmony between the interior and the exterior seems to play a pivotal role in the charm of this lovely retreat. The interior sports a semi-minimal look with white grays and browns dominating the walls and the décor. Step inside and a beautiful fireplace an ergonomic kitchen and a luxurious living room greet you gleefully. Plush bedrooms that offer ample privacy great natural ventilation and a sleek modern fireplace complete this elegant retreat.