An architect's house with African decoration and ubiquitous stone walls
The magnificent African decoration and the ubiquitous stone walls are two absolutely essential elements of this architect’s house ! For information, it is located near Stellenbosch, South Africa and bears the exotic name Sinkhuis House. The impressive residence was designed and realized in 2014 by the studio Slee & Co Architects with responsible architect Johann Slee.
The African house with stone walls and partial metal cladding extends over the miraculous surface of 780,0 m²! Because of its free architecture that goes off the beaten track this surface is not evenly distributed among the pieces. In fact, by reviewing his architect plans (available at the end of the photo gallery to follow), one could conclude that it is an elaborate labyrinth where one could easily go astray. Let’s explore its fascinating meanders!
Interior perfected by exotic furniture, African decoration and stone
We notice immediately that all the rooms inside the house have the same signature. These are antique furniture , even antique, wonderful crafts and especially portraits and nature-dead oil. All these elements of the so-called African decoration are once again emphasized by the “raw” bottom of the natural stone walls. But discover this magic yourself through the photo gallery!
Furniture and upholstery adorned with local ethnic motifs in the living room
The living room is open to the dining room and the kitchen as well as the garden, if any
Many authentic antiques put forward by the “organic” background of local materials
The suspended chimney of the ceiling is the unique modern element which harmonizes however with the rest
The African decoration abounds in colors and attractive designs quite admirable
Perfect fusion of antique furniture and works of art on the bottom of stone walls
The key elements in the kitchen are the buffet, the central island and the solid wood shelves
The owner next to one of her favorite paintings
The owner in his favorite natural habitat
The office area is also equipped with antique furniture, a kilim and several wall frames
The African decoration in statuettes and paintings occupies every corner imaginable, including the staircase
Pretty floral details in the master bedroom and local craft furniture in that for the guests
The large bathroom with freestanding bathtub and built-in shower is adorned with a light blue mosaic
Stone walls are the ubiquitous bow element inside and out
Exotic living room and grass garden become a grace thanks to sliding shutters with brick partition
Overview of the house binder natural natural materials and modern metal cladding
Obviously, an architect’s house would not be complete without an outdoor pool
The cantilevered floor that overlooks the steeply sloping garden nicely landscaped
The bridge connecting the wings makes sure to preserve the existing tree on the ground
Regardless of the angle of view, the residence is really impressive
You can even take a swim in the open air, thanks to the stone walls that break the view!
As it should, the terrace allows to admire the spectacular landscape all around
Taming the difficult terrain: a successful landscaping model of the steep garden
The magical nuances of the African savannah and the sublime house at the foot of the mountain
Plan of architect of the ground floor and the stage of the habitat in a rather dynamic form
A project by: Slee & Co Architects
Photo credits: Will Punt – Peartree Photography