Architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens chose a design and materials that reflect the natural, rocky surrounds and echoes the archetypical highveld veranda houses. A glass and ironwood pavilion was built separate from the main home. It is here where the owners can relax and entertain, as well as host guests or visiting family members. They combined the elements of the glass ‘box’ with the rammed earth wall that runs its length, plunging into the indoor pool and re-emerging on the level below.
Boasting hi-tech sophistication and seemingly simple comfort, it’s a space that is both ultra-practical and ‘exceedingly calm’.
‘A pure ironwood pavilion against a garden backdrop’.
The rammed-earth wall spans the downstairs bathroom and the upper level.
A ‘Drop’ fireplace from Antrax Italy heats the living area.
The ironwood bed is by Silvio and Lesley, and the tapestry is by Albert Redelinghuys.
The indoor swimming pool.
A tree is the focal point of the interior. The sea-urchin throw was made by Danny Myburgh of Maymott (maymott.com).