Styling Leana Schoeman Photographs Elsa Young WHEN May 2012 ISSUE Easy Living WHERE Houghton, Johannesburg WHAT A stately contemporary home framed by majestic trees that was designed by its architect owner Xavier Huyberechts for his lively growing family. The loftily proportioned structure opens up entirely to the garden with its rolling lawn and sleek swimming pool, effectively blurring the boundary between interior and exterior spaces. The house’s minimalist lines are complemented by a crisp all-white colour scheme, from the screed floors to the slick modern furnishings, enhancing the flow of the open-plan, double-volume living area and adjacent rooms. Striking artworks on the walls add an additional vibrant layer to this spirited, distinctively lived-in home. WHO Xavier and Carine Huyberechts, GLH & Associates Architects, glh.co.za.