Modern Joc House in Johannesburg by Nico van der Meulen Architects
The Joc House was designed by Rudolph van der Meulen on a 10 000 square foot parcel of land. Situated on the north side overlooking a game reserve, it offers breathtaking vistas and surroundings. Upon arrival, a carriage entrance serves as a safety arrier and later gives way to the large glass main door. Behind it is an indoor swimming pool that continues outside where one can admire fantastic water displays created by a series of fountains spilling over the edges. All of this is made possible thanks to the north wall that is constructed entirely of glass sliding doors opening to the outside.
On the ground floor, the main room leads to two different living spaces: the dining room/family room and the kitchen. The latter intersects with a walk-in pantry, a cold storage room, a laundry room with access to the garages as well as big veranda with a barbecue less than three meters away from the kitchen and all of its conveniences. Nearby is the fabulous outdoor swimming pool overshadowed by the home’ s signature massive black beam. The wall between the family room and the Lanai is entirely made out of glass and can be opened to enjoy Johannesburg’ s mild climate.
The upper level is split between two main areas. On one side is the master bedroom and its bathroom divided by a pony wall, along which is a splendid fireplace facing between the rooms. The bathroom features a free-standing bathtub with an unobstructed view of the game reserve. The other side of the upper level features a guest rooms well as three other suites. Every living space in the house was carefully and masterfully designed to face northand is equipped with a solar control that keeps the house cool in the summer and bright and warm during the winter. The basement showcases a home movie theatre and a living room. + Nico van der Meulen Architects
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