HOUSE IN RIETVLEI DAM

This new residence of 1400 sq.m. at the Rietvlei dam near Tswane is situated on a 1ha. property overlooking the dam in an urban game reserve.

Exploring a theme of randomness inside a rigid rectangular framework, it is constructed from concrete, glass and rusted Cor-ten steel.

From a diagonal porte cochere a double volume entrance hall that flows into the dining room while looking into a atrium with a formal lounge and library on the west side and the family room, breakfast room and open plan kitchen on the east side.

Next to the dining room is a wine cellar and butler’s pantry connecting the kitchen and scullery to the dining room.  A short diagonal passage connects the four-car garage angled at 45 degrees,  to the house.

On the ground floor is a gymnasium and a home cinema, as well as a home office with it’s own entrance, reception, boardroom, kitchenette and two offices.

On the first floor a pajama lounge overlooks the double volume family room and the five guest suites are connected to the main suite by a bridge across the double volume space.

A separate staff cottage consisting of a living room / kitchen bathroom and two bedrooms is connected to the guardhouse.

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