Whether you enjoy a relaxed life by the sea, or the hustle and bustle of a big city, these contemporary homes are sure to make you green with envy.
Architecture and interior design in South Africa are constantly evolving and the homes being built these days are fresh and chic. Contemporary homes can be both timeless and modern at the same time. Combine a contemporary exterior with a modern interior design and you’ve got a masterpiece.
Here are 7 stunning contemporary homes in South Africa:
Architectural masterpiece in Craighall Park
This award-winning home in Craighall Park boasts phenomenal modern architecture, built around an 80year old Pin Oak tree. The large amount of glass used in this home allows for natural light to flood the house, giving it an outdoor feeling. Floating wooden stairs and polished concrete floors give this home a contemporary feeling indoors, as well as out. Having a tree in the middle of the property also gives residents the feeling of being one with nature.
Timeless Tamboerskloof mansion
Enter through the courtyard with a sparkling water feature and a pond. Then step into this 6 bedroom masterpiece via the open-plan lounge which flows into the outdoor entertainment area. With spectacular views of Cape Town City Bowl and Table Bay, this home flows effortlessly from the indoors out, and in true contemporary style it brings the outdoors in. The interior design of this home brings the architectural design to life, and emphasizes the contemporary nature of the property as a whole.
Contemporary Camps Bay residence
The use of glass, outdoors around the pool and on the stairs indoors, gives the illusion of more space, but also makes sure that the spectacular view that this home enjoys, is not obstructed. Using glass in such a way makes this home flow easily from one area to the next, without harsh lines and barriers. This is a modern concept which has been implemented particularly well in this beautiful abode. The greys, blues and neutral tones of the interior décor give this 3 bedroom home a calm and classic feel.
Luxurious living in La Lucia
This luxurious La Lucia residence is contemporary chic at its finest. An unusual room divider has been created out of stone in the large open-plan living space. The neutral tone of this divider, as well as the size and shape of it, make sure that it fits with the style of the room effortlessly. This home goes from indoors to outdoors smoothly, with the décor indoors matching the neutral tones of the materials used outdoors.
Khyber Rock masterpiece
This masterpiece in Gauteng is an architectural gem with simple yet contemporary interior décor. Built at different levels, with clean lines and a versatile structure, this home shows off exceptional architecture. A touch of plant life indoors gives the house a homely feel, amongst all the greys and neutral tones. It’s a classic, neutral and contemporary home both inside and out.
Classic Morningside mansion
From the driveway to the swimming pool, this Gauteng home oozes class and sophistication. It’s built on one level and boasts one of the most modern features of a home - a glass room. The theory behind this is to bring the indoors and the outdoors together so that residents can have a meal, read a book or simply relax and appreciate nature, while remaining in the protection of the home. The interior of this mansion fits the bill, with neutral tones and pops of colour, native to contemporary interior design.
Magnificent gem in Melrose Estate
This home uses a modern, interesting way of combining the outdoors with the interior. A secondary living room is situated between two large pillars, with free access to the garden. The interior design matches this contemporary feel, with a beautiful balustrade on the stairs and dark wood finishes in the kitchen. Pops of red serve to liven up the home and bring the whole design together.