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House Serengeti: Sharp Angles, Contemporary Architecture & Luxurious Decor

Whenever we think of gorgeous, contemporary homes from South Africa that are draped in luxury, we think of expansive residences that invite nature indoors and are imbibed with a touch of African charm. House Serengeti by Nico van der Meulen Architects is one such amazing villa that brings together the unique flavor of the region and modern architecture that is truly global! Like many of the lavish residences that we have previously seen from Nico and Rudolph van der Meulen, this fabulous Johannesburg residence is filled with decor that is trendy and timeless. With the balanced use of rock, steel, wood and glass, the exclusive house exudes inviting warmth.

Front view of House Serengeti in South Africa

The house welcomes you with a walkway that is clad in Balau wood and meanders its way past a serene koi pond as it leads you from the street to the front of the house. The lower level features an open living area with a plush living space, an ergonomic dining area and a kitchen clad in Ceasarstone. Tom Dixon pendants and lighting fixtures from Foscarini enliven the space with their bold metallic accents, while a sleek staircase in the corner leads to the private quarters tucked away on the top floor.

Both the bedrooms and the bathrooms have been designed to take complete advantage of the lovely views that the house offers. Each of the bedrooms is clad in diverse hues that range from a minimalist black and white to vibrant reds and bold greens. The accompanying bathrooms also embrace a similar color scheme. With a refreshing pool, an expansive deck and comfy furnishings completing the home, functionalism precedes form at the Serengeti House.

Koi pond at the front of the Johannesburg House

Entryway flanked by a lovely koi pond

Luxurious leather couch in brown

Stairway leading to the top level

Tom Dixon pendants above the dining table

View of the open plan living area

Gorgeous copper pendants above the dining table

Spacious kitchen tucked away neatly

Stylish Johannesburg home with contemporary design

View of the kitchen and the dining area

Part of the design is a two-foot-thick, stone-clad western wall serving as a heat absorber, making the home ecologically smart and functional. Furthermore the windows of this residence are recessed, with brise soleil that are strategically cantilevered to absorb the sun during the winter months, while blocking it in the summer.

Bedroom with lovely views and green accents

Using green accents in the bedroom in a stylish fashion

Contemporary bathroom in cool green and white

Eco-freindly bathroom does away with tiles

Cozy bedroom with accents of red

Stylish bathroom in white with red and wooden accents

Minimalist bedroom in black, white and grey

Expansive bathroom in black and white

Exqusite bathroom with glass shower area

Floating vanity with twin sinks in the bathroom

Standalone bathtub in grey

Glass shower enclosure idea for modern bathroom

Felt wool stones add texture to the room

Refreshing pool in the backyard

Expansive backyard with an open patio

Large glass windows open up the house to the outdoors

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