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House Vista: Johannesburg Home Overlooking Lake and Golf Course

An open and cheerful home offers the perfect platform from which you can take in the many sights and sounds play out in the landscape it sits in. It is barely a surprise then that Gottsmann Architects opted for a similar design as they shaped the gorgeous and light-filled House Vista that overlooks an adjacent Golf Course and Lake. The steep gradient of the lot also played a crucial role in its overall form as the street fa├žade offers complete privacy even as the rear opens up towards the green scenery outside. Concrete and glass largely shape the residence with composite timber adding to its elegance.

Contemporary House Vista in Johannesburg House Vista: Johannesburg Home Overlooking Lake and Golf Course
Contemporary House Vista in Johannesburg

It is both the searing heat of Johannesburg and durability of composite timber that encouraged the architects to use it while shaping both the timber screening and the generous outdoor decks. It is the deck that connects with both the living area on the first level and the bedrooms on the second level and usher in the outdoors. A simple, clean color scheme relying on white ensures that the interior is as contemporary and understated as possible. Concrete overhangs add to the seemingly pavilion style of the home where traditional boundaries are done away with.

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Composite timber screening brings privacy to modern home
Timber decking and screening for the top level
Open living area in neutral hues
Unabated views of the lake ad golf course from the ohannesburg home
Recessed lighting brings the Johannesburg home alive after suset
Series of cantilevered concrete roofs and decks shape the South African home

Spread across three different levels, a central courtyard that flows into the rear garden and sparkling recessed lighting put the final touches on a South African home where outdoor living takes precedence. [Photography: Reinier Harmse]

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Central courtyard and pool area of the Johannesburg home
Concrete overhangs create a smart and relaxing home
Lighting adds to the unique timber screen clad facade of the home
Entrance to the to House Vista
Beautiful garden and outdoors overlooking the golf course
Grounf floor plan of the House Vista
First level plan of the Johannesburg home
Second level plan with bedrooms and private space

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