A great house design which called The Joc House is designed by the Nico van der Meulen Architects in Johannesburg, South Africa. Based on the looks from the architecture design, this living space project is especially designed for the mature couple who want a luxury and contemporary house design for their new home. This project is sited on a 26 ½ acres parcel of a land on a northern slope in Johannesburg. The impression which attract the people is the decoration and the interior of this living space project which also designed by the architect. The driveway which takes the past of the house to the back to a protected porte cochere and a glass front door, from where the overlook an indoor splash pool and an outdoor water feature with a series of the fountains which is spilling over the far edge, it is the architect statement. A pair of the staircases is lead to the kid’s bedrooms on the one side and the main suite and the gym on the other side.
Which is framed by a massive beam, the entrance hall is overlooks a double volume, it is open plan family/dining room and the kitchen which is leading through the frame-less glass doors onto an expansive lanai and an infinity edge pool. The wall which is existed between the family room and lanai is all glass and it can be fully opened. With the barbecue within 3 meters from the kitchen counter, the kitchen is directly connected to the lanai. A walk-in pantry is located behind the kitchen, besides; there is also a cold room, scullery and a laundry with a connection to the garages. Upstairs is on the one side a main bedroom and bathroom, divided by a low wall with a double sided fireplace. The basins are installed in this wall.
With a free standing bath with a view towards the game reserve sits in front of a full height, full width sliding door onto the balcony, a double shower and a frosted glass are enclosed toilet and bidet forms the back wall.
The other wing consists of a study and guest bedroom downstairs, and 3 kid’s suites upstairs, some balancing on top of a series of steel piloti. All the habitable rooms in the house are north facing, with solar control carefully considered resulting in a cool house in summer and a bright, sunny and warm house in winter, with a minimum of heating and cooling required. The double volume living area has high level windows above the roof of the lanai, letting in light in summer and sun in winter. Due to the fact that large areas of glass can be opened to the cooling breezes from the pool and water feature, air conditioning was not necessary.
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