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Lavish House Reinterprets The Classic Bush Lodge With Contemporary Flair

Over the years, we have seen some of the most expansive and exceptional homes from South Africa conjured up and brought to life by the ingenious folks at Nico van der Meulen Architects. Set in a lovely landscape that is filled with natural goodness, this gorgeous house in Pretoria is another wonderful example of their inimitable style. Combining warm, natural hues with sleek, modern design, House Boz seems like a luxurious yet organic extension of the scenery that surrounds it. Incorporating several contrasting elements, the striking rectangular silhouette of the house is comprised of various square boxes that seemingly borrow from the classic bush lodge design.

House Boz by Nico Van Der Meulen Architects

An entrance hall that leads to the main living areas is placed in between two large, double garages that give the home a distinct street façade. A lovely koi pond and a beautiful entryway leading to this main hall set the tone for the colors and the design style used to shape the interior. A large living area with a modern kitchen and dining space greet you inside. Bright pops of orange and yellow breathe life into a home that is dominated by the many shades of grey and cream. The kitchen overlooks the porch that features a tranquil garden, a Jacuzzi, an infinity-edge pool and even a children’s pool.

Large frameless folding doors ensure that the transition from the public areas to the porch is both seamless and unabated. The private quarters are housed on the top level, with four en suite bedrooms located on one side and the three children’s bedrooms on the other. A suspended walkway links both of these wings, while plush decor accentuates the opulence of the home.

Infinity edge pool with city views

Living room with yellow as the accent hue

Lovely fireplace next to the TV

Sliding glass walls conect the living area with the outdoors

Spacious, Open plan layout of the interior

Lavish dining and kitchen area

Interior clad in warm, nuetral tones

Bedroom with bath and glass shower area

Unabated views of the city from the bedroom

Floating vanity in the bathroom

Bright pops of yellow in the home office

The interiors feature linear and monolithic forms that complement the architect’s vision for this house. Many of the functional elements were designed to become beautiful features that visually connect the spaces and create links throughout the house rather than just remaining purely functional.

Floating staircase leading to the top level

Staircase with glass railing

Warm lighting of the bush cabin styled home

Exterior of House Boz in South Africa

Tranquil surroundings of the House Boz in Pretoria

Beautiful facade of House Boz

Entryway to the lovely South African Home

Entrance hall placed between the double garages

Stylish illuminated exterior of the house

Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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