One example of this is the modern steel pergolas utilised for shading and congregating instead of the traditional wrap around verandas. Situated on the Northern Hill and a busy street corner, this home was designed around a central courtyard to create privacy. This central courtyard accommodates the pool and an entertainment area. It’s an ode to the traditional farmhouse. All courtyards allow for light to penetrate the building, whilst a breeze blowing through the openable sliding doors and windows cools down the spaces during hot summer months.
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Architect’s design philosophy and materials used
A large open-plan living area offers framed views of the Magaliesberg on the northern side, whilst on the southern side forms part of the central entertainment courtyard. The bedroom wing is a more private space but also takes full advantage of the views over the landscape opening up to courtyard gardens for more private secluded spaces.