Duravit Nature Meets Modernity in Victoria Residence, Midrand
The popular “Waterfall” estate in Midrand, South Africa, provides a secure and luxurious environment for its inhabitants. Local architect Nico van der Meulen conceived and designed the impressive Victoria Residence in this district.
The property is surrounded by plentiful green space. The large front windows of the residence cover the whole north-facing side of the house. This therefore provides the residents with a clear view of nature stretching out before them.
The home is deliberately reduced to just three materials. The rugged outer façade therefore has a stylish, contemporary feel. Alongside refined dark stone slabs and exposed concrete, the external aspect also features striking dark wooden slats. These are decorative whilst also providing privacy.
Nature extends inside
The perfectly harmonized colour palette on the outside of the building continues inside. Marble and granite stone surfaces, in part accentuated with fine threads of bronze, are therefore complemented by natural oak.
On entering the residence, there is a clear separation between the living and the leisure areas.
The basement is given over entirely to free time, featuring not only a home cinema, but also further entertainment options in the form of a games room with a billiard table and more.
With its generously-sized living and dining area and open kitchen, the ground floor is designed as a place for convivial family life. Furthermore, the office in a modern design offers a place for retreat and concentration on the day’s work. The indoor pool on the ground floor is an unusual eye catcher.
A serene space
The residents can further pursue their hobbies in the small gym and a sewing room on the upper floor. The Victoria Residence also has three bedrooms, two dressing rooms, several bathrooms, two children’s rooms and a lounge.
The en-suite bathrooms are subsequently fitted with Duravit products. DuraStyle wall-mounted toilets and semi-recessed DuraStyle wash bowls harmonize with the straight-lined, contemporary furniture.
Furthermore, the serene design language creates a place of refuge with a host of possibilities for a snug and cosy home. The house was designed as a functional residence. It simultaneously boosts its inhabitants’ quality of life with its pleasant, spacious ambience.
Local architect Nico van der Meulen
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