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HOUSE #7 – New Vernacular

Styling Leana Schoeman Photographs Elsa Young Original text Graham Wood WHEN August 2011 ISSUE Luxury WHERE Westcliff, Johannesburg WHAT A glass and ironwood pavilion was built, separate from the main home, as a place where the owners could relax and entertain, as well as host guests or visiting family members. Architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens chose a design and materials that reflected its natural, rocky surrounds and echoed the archetypical highveld veranda houses. They combined the elements of the glass ‘box’ with the rammed earth wall that runs its length, plunging into the indoor pool and re-emerging on the level below. Boasting hi-tech sophistication and seemingly simple comfort, it’s a space that is both ultra-practical and ‘exceedingly calm’. WHO Silvio Rech Lesley Carstens Architecture and Interiors, 011-486-1525, adventarch@mweb.co.za http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnvtGKj2yjo&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!