Shades Of Neutral
SA Home Owner|September 2020
Shades Of Neutral
Turning A House Into An Exquisite Home In An Upmarket Residential Estate In Johannesburg
Jo Borril

SBE AFRICA – ARCHITECTS 072 148 8190

SBE Architects specialises in the exterior and interior and turnkey projects of upmarket luxury housing in South Africa as well as other African countries. This three-storey home in a secure upmarket residential estate captures the company’s expertise perfectly. The owners wanted a full turnkey solution, trusting SBE with the entire responsibility of the project from design to completion. SBE is a member of the South African Council for Architectural Professionals and the South African Institute of Architects. Its national and international footprint allows it to work on various exciting projects, taking pride in the entire process from conception through to a satisfying completion.

GARDEN DELIGHTS 083 899 4233

The owners’ brief to Craig Westwood was to create an artistic upmarket indigenous landscape where the house would appear to have been inserted into the natural landscape. Massive boulders were brought in and sculptural plants were used to highlight the vertical elements of the house. Indigenous plants including the Cynodon lawn brought through a clean Highveld look. Garden Delights also supplied the water feature, irrigation and paving.

KOLBAN PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION 082 445 1652

Kolban Pro was called on to carry out project management duties on the home owner’s behalf. This entailed ensuring all service providers were coordinated and that the building programme was managed accordingly as per the contractor. The company was also responsible for vetting payment draws as well as issuing payment certificates to the home owner.

Asked what separates a house from a home, these owners say: “A home is a place where you want to spend your time. Because you not only live there, but you want to be there. A home is a place where you feel that the magic is just as alluring as that of your favourite holiday destination, enjoying all its amenities.”

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September 2020