Ethal Woods. home design. February 01st , 2017.
The expansive and largely untouched front and rear lawns are anchored by couple of anachronous ficus trees that act as generous foreground for the house. It is the courtyard with its orchestrated reflective pool, infinity-edged swimming pool, and floating wooden decks which engages with the mostly transparent, folding threshold of the house.
A combination of bold and discreet lighting was used to create a wow factor and the layering of lighting set various moods. Subtle lighting has been incorporated in all recesses and feature bulkheads to give a warm glow to peripheral edges. Concealed lighting has also been used to highlight and accentuate the organic natural finishes. In the dining room a customized crystal chandelier suspended from the ceiling rafters. Other feature lighting includes a custom designed ring light by AA Interiors, over the informal braai room and a signature Willow Lamp in the main bedroom.
From the high wood ceiling hang lamps, whose shape allows the light flowing through them to give them the image of glass bubbles floating in the air.The pool outside sits calmly, appearing to be a mirror that reflects the landscape that engulfs it.
Here we have created a light well which separates the drive court from the house itself and allows for an entrance across a water feature that cascades over glass to the atrium below.
Having completed two separate projects for their children on the Pearl Valley Golf Estate, the owners planned to re-locate from Pretoria to the Cape and approached AA Interiors to design their new home. The Estate is located on the Eastern fringe of the Stellenbosch mountains and is one of South Africa’s premier golfing residential developments, situated among orchards and vineyards on the outskirts of the historic town of Stellenbosch.