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HOUSE #4 – Natural Selection

Styling Leana Schoeman Photographs Elsa Young Original text Graham Wood WHEN May 2011 ISSUE Easy Living WHERE Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng WHAT There’s visible glamour in this country home at Monaghan Farm estate, but also myriad unseen beauties. It’s a landmark of green architecture and sustainable living, thanks to careful collaboration between owners Doris and James Forbes, and architect Enrico Daffonchio. Designed to ensure privacy or ample family space as required, the layered steel-and-glass house combines sleek looks and highly sophisticated green technology with complete comfort. The owners wanted – and have achieved – contemporary decor and clean lines ‘not overloaded with little things’. WHO Daffonchio & Associates Architects, daffonchio.co.za http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs4IxcsLkAw&feature=player_detailpage If this home is your favourite, vote for it now and stand a chance to win home appliances from Siemens to the value of R30 000!