The photo above is of the Zimbali, South African house called SGNW. The massive structure was designed by the architectural firm, Metropole Architects. The reason why this home was selected as a Luxe Home is because of its indoor/outdoor luxury appeal. The home takes note of the surrounding lush green and sprawling hills to make for a multi-level home with great views and space for entertaining.
The official description: “several bodies of water, including Koi ponds, water features and a rim flow swimming pool appear to coalesce into one, and flow through the house and out into the forest. The stacked roof is fragmented and linked with flat roof slabs, in correspondence to the spatial arrangement of the rooms below, which both scales and articulates the massing of the house. The main bedroom suite cantilevers six meters over the patio below, providing protection from the weather, as well as “wow” factor. Large amounts of glazing optimize views of the indigenous bush that encapsulates the house, and together with the palette of raw materials including natural timber, off shutter concrete, water and natural stone cladding, offset the clean architectural lines with a warmth and Zen like ambiance”
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-Phaon Spurlock, The Southern Gentleman
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