Inspired by the mountain Nettleton 198 residence in South Africa is designed by SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects for a British couple in seven levels with six bedrooms that make up most of the site, mountain, and the views. Designers remodeled the lower levels and demolished the upper deck to add two new stories.
The key points contributing to and impacting the overall design are the views of the Lions Head, the sea, and the sun. Dark colors are used on the facade since the mountain inspires the house. To prevent the construction from being intrusive and instead allows the building to recede into the mountain intuitively.
Designers carefully considered detailing and finishes to achieve a visually effortless and integrated design. Lower levels have their distinctive gravitas; the sun influences the choice of shutters, louvers, and screens. Internally, walnut timber is used for a warmer look. Black marble and glass are integrated into the design as accents.
Moreover, to get the feeling of an open pavilion, the living room can open up entirely to the east and west. For a clear and robust surface finish, the exterior cladding of the building is aluminum powder-coated.
The splendid dream home has many design charms. The house’s main feature is a floating timer staircase, a walnut-clad kitchen box, a sculptural cantilevered bar, a granite-clad pool, fascinating lighting, a circular entrance, and clad in walnut timber.
Photos by: Adam Letch
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